Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. KAREN BIGBY Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 03-6095-CI-15

Indemnity Paid: $120,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200534345
Claim Number :4043488
Date Submitted :2/15/2005
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
P.O. Box 33020
St. PetersburgFL33733
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(727) 522 - 7777211(727) 521 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North
CityStateZip CodeCounty
St. PetersburgFL33703Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME69183Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
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
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast in 30 year old female.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Initially diagnosed as likely mastalgia with fibrocystic disease.Ultimately, diagnosed as cancer.The situation was an evolving process.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Claimed delay in condition that was already present.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
More advanced breast cancer.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Karen Bigby, P.A.
Stone, M.D., J D
Price, Hoffman, Stone & Assoc., M.D.s, P.A.
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$120,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$29,396
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$32,564
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
No specific steps were deemed to be necessary.However, Dr. Bigby will continue to be vigilant in her care and treatment of young women with breast complaints, including referral for timely radiographic evaluation, when appropriate, as was done in this situation.
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