Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Janet Belton Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 07-CA 3705 09 K

Indemnity Paid: $325,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200849830
Claim Number :35550-01
Date Submitted :6/11/2008
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJanet Belton
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed475 Osceola Street, Ste 1100
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Altamonte SpringsFL32701Seminole
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME71560Pediatrics - No Surgery80267

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
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Multiple episodes of vomiting and diarrhea.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose dehydration and potential hypovolemic shock.
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
11/29/200707-CA 3705 09 K
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Altamonte Pediatric Associates, 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. 
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$325,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$11,116
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$12,046
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$325,000
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
In retrospect, it appears the parents of the child did not accurately report the amount of oral steroids which were given to the child in the weeks preceding the 4/10/07 office visit with the insured.As a result, this impacted the decision to treat the child on an outpatient basis as opposed to hospitalization.
No updates found.



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