Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Howard F Berlin Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 04 001811 CA 19

Indemnity Paid: $225,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201058629
Claim Number :125701
Date Submitted :7/12/2012
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProAssurance Casualty Company
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1150 N. 35th Avenue, Suite 605
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME33490Cardiovascular Disease - No Surgery0

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Multiple skull fractures, internal injuries and mild tachycardia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Cardiac consultation and cardiac catheterization.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/4/200404 001811 CA 19
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
South Broward Cardiology Consultants, PA
Marek, Michael S
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. 
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$225,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$216,712
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$198,921
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$225,000
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 discussed claim with medical experts and insurance personnel.
Date of Change:3/2/2011 3:27:45 PM
Reason for Change:Additional fees/expenses paid after file closed.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid184217198777
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel202551216712
Date of Change:7/12/2012 3:17:57 PM
Reason for Change:State Report updated to reflect additional expenses paid.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid198777198921



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