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
AMERICAN HEALTHCARE INDEMNITY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-2048400 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTerry MBinns
Street Address
1888 Century Park East, Suite 800
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90067
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 556 - 7488 (310) 556 - 7400Tbinns@scpie-ahi.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJohnSSuen
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1355 37TH ST
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VERO BEACHFL32960-7321Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0028251058$1,000,000$3,000,000
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
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Recovery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/1/19994/5/2001
 
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
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Paraplegia
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
8/3/200120010487CA01
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/29/2004
 
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
Deductible$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.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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