Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Joseph A Astaphan Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2004 CA 005199 (AH)

Indemnity Paid: $65,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200535708
Claim Number :19330-01
Date Submitted :10/19/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy Kirsch
Street Address
327 Plaza Real, Suite 319
CityStateZip
Boca RatonFL33432
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(561) 362 - 3332 (561) 417 - 6125nkirsch@acaponline.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJosephAAstaphan
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6751 Sunset Strip
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SunriseFL33313Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
128411$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME52961Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FBroward
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
11/7/200211/13/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to insured with neck pain post-MVA (motor vehicle accident)
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured performed trigger point injections of pain killers.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
It is alleged that during one injection the insured penetrated too deep causing a pneumothorax.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/17/20042004 CA 005199 (AH)
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach3/15/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
3/11/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$65,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$9,639
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$3,054
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
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 consulted with claims personnel and defense counsel.$65,000.00 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of the inusred.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/19/2005 2:45:20 PM
Reason for Change:made minor changes.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel09639
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid03054

 

 

*NR:Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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