Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. JOSEPH HERNANDEZ Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 0317334CA21

Indemnity Paid: $3,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433707
Claim Number :40-009096
Date Submitted :12/9/2004
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNatalie Barley
Street Address
4601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 4152  natalie.barley@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJOSEPH HERNANDEZ
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2415 CASTILLA ISLE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
FORT LAUDERDALEFL33301Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
01177761300000014$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME44356Family Physicians or General Practitioners - Minor Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
PAN AMERICAN HOSPITAL100076
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/16/20023/12/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, WHICH RESULTED IN THE PATIENTS DEMISE.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
THE PATIENT HAS A NONPRODUCTIVE COUGH AND FELT LIKE A FOREIGN OBJECT WAS OBSTRUCTING AIRWAY. AN EKG REVEALED RESOLVED ISCHEMIA AND ATRIAL FIBRATION. LABS, CARDIAC ENZYMES AND TROPONIN LEVELS WERE NORMAL. SOLUMEDROL WAS GIVEN AND RESPIRATORY THERAPY STARTED. THE PATIENT WAS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING ACUTE AXACERBATION OF BRONCHITIS. THE PATIENT NOTED HE FELT BETTER AND WAS DISCHARGED.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, WHICH RESULTED IN THE PATIENTS DEMISE.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, WHICH RESULTED IN THE PATIENTS DEMISE.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/2/20040317334CA21
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade11/16/2004
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
11/16/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$41,813
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$5,255
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$900$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
THIS IS A RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUE. THERE ARE NO RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES AVALIBLE TO THE INSURED.
 
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