Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Joseph A Sterling Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 05-2004-CA-18363

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850453
Claim Number :18086-01
Date Submitted :8/7/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBarbaraAEvans
Street Address
1301 N. Hagadorn Road
CityStateZip
East LansingMI48823
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(517) 324 - 6570 (517) 333 - 2806bevans@apassurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJosephASterling
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1340 Medical Park Drive, Suite 100
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MelbourneFL32901Brevard
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
126767$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME55570Anesthesiology 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBrevard
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Outpatient FacilityHealthSouth Melbourne Surgery Center
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/31/20019/12/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Repair of torn right rotator cuff.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured physician was supervising the CRNA who was actually performing the anesthesia responsibilities.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged premature extubation
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/26/200405-2004-CA-18363
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Brevard7/31/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Melbourne Surgery Center, L.P.
d/b/a HealthSouth Melbourne Surgery Center
Thorpe, Linda J
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
7/11/2008
 
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$199,552
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$60,843
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.$1,000,000 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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