Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. John S Suen Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 20010487CA01

Indemnity Paid: $800,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200533892
Claim Number :501080
Date Submitted :1/6/2005
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTerry MBinns
Street Address
1888 Century Park East, Suite 800
Los AngelesCA90067
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 556 - 7488 (310) 556 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1355 37TH ST
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VERO BEACHFL32960-7321Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME62461Internal Medicine - No SurgeryUNKNOWN-1

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MIndian River
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Recovery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Vertebral abscess and osteomylitis at level T3-4.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Surgery at T3 by Neurosurgion (not insd) for left upper lobe mass invasion at T3-4. Insd ordered wrist restraints post surg due to plaintiff's combqativeness (unaware his spinal cord was unstable) resulting in spinal cord damage and paraplegia.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River12/29/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Sakalas, Romas
John Suen, M.D., P.A.
Romas Sakalas, M.D., P.A.
Indian River Memorial Hospital
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$800,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$150,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$20,950
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$500,000$1,500,000
Wage Loss$140,000$160,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Interviews with investigator & defense counsel, answer interrogatiories, deposition, review expert opinions.
No updates found.



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