Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. James B Mammel Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 53-2002CA-1248

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200534176
Claim Number :B01124785
Date Submitted :2/4/2005
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 700
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(312) 267 - 6045 (312) 596 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME56295Surgery - Obstetrics - GynecologyAM3131531

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 Outpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherLabor & Delivery Department - outpatient
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Ptnt seen @ 28 weeks gestation after falling a week earlier. She complained of vaginal pain, discharge & lack of fetal movement. She was treated for yeast infection. Later that evening, she presented to L&D w/compaints of disccomfort. RN examined her and placed her on fetal monitor, which showed good fetal heart rate activity and no obvious contractions. After being called by RN w/ assessment, physician reviewed monitor from call room. Since this was consistent with earlier visit, MD discharged ptnt to home. In early hours of next morning, ptnt discovered a double footling breech presentation and premature child was delivered at home by EMS. Infant suffered hypoxia resulting in cerebral palsy.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to conduct an adequate assessment of patient's pregnancy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Infant suffered hypoxia resulting in cerebral palsy.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Lakeland Reg'l Med.Ctr.
Watson Clinic
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
OtherCase dismissed pursuant to settlement agreement.
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$1,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$104,247
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$146,000$3,000,000
Wage Loss$0$3,000,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Physician reviewed strips and treated patient based on reasonable data known at that time.
Date of Change:2/4/2005 10:23:40 AM
Reason for Change:Policy limits were entered incorrectly on the original submission. Correct policy limits ($1mil/$6mil) are noted on this submission.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Per Claim Policy Limits1000000001000000



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