Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. HOWARD BLOUNT Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 02-CA-9250 Div.40

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200535637
Claim Number :18674-01
Date Submitted :10/20/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy Kirsch
Street Address
327 Plaza Real, Suite 319
CityStateZip
Boca RatonFL33432
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(561) 362 - 3332 (561) 417 - 6125nkirsch@acaponline.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHoward Blount
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6001 Silver Star Road, Suite 1A
CityStateZip CodeCounty
OrlandoFL32808Orange
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
125343$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME57537Surgery - Obstetrics 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MOrange
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL120001
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Labor and Delivery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/26/20014/1/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The claimant's mother was pregnant and came to the insured for pre-natal care.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured ordered an ultrasound but did not review the results.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
As a result of the insured's failure to review the ultrasound, the insured performed a c-section on a mother who was 26 weeks pregnant. The child died 6 days after birth.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/26/200202-CA-9250 Div.40
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Orange2/15/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/7/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$27,918
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,523
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured consulted with claims personnel and legal counsel.$500,000.00 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of the insured.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/20/2005 9:06:08 AM
Reason for Change:made minor changes.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel027918
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid06523

 

 

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Court Case # 04CA-3585

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200641056
Claim Number :19140-01
Date Submitted :6/14/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy Kirsch
Street Address
327 Plaza Real, Suite 319
CityStateZip
Boca RatonFL33432
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(561) 362 - 3332 (561) 417 - 6125nkirsch@acaponline.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHOWARD BLOUNT
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6001 Silver Star Road, Suite 1A
CityStateZip CodeCounty
OrlandoFL32808Orange
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
125343$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME57537Surgery - Obstetrics 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FOrange
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
HEALTH CENTRAL100030
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/19/20028/29/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient had a retrocele.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Anterior-Posterior surgical repair of retrocele.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
It is alleged that due to a lack of a preference card for the procedure done, that the nursing staff had to mix he epinephrin, that the solution was mixed incorrectly and the insured failed to verify the solution ratio with the nurse before injecting the solution into the cervix.This allegedly caused convulsions and irreversable brain damage.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/23/200404CA-3585
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Orange6/13/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Health Central
West Orange Healthcare District
BRIGHT, SHARON
NUSSEAR, DAVID
HAUSER, CHARLES
ORLANDO ANESTHESIA CONSULTANTS, P.A.
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/8/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$59,339
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$35,894
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured consulted with claims personnel and defense counsel.$500,000.00 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

*NR:Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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