Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Laszlo J Mate Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2001ca246

Indemnity Paid: $60,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200744453
Claim Number :24-01L206816/833559
Date Submitted :2/14/2007
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRuby Thompson
Street Address
33 West Monroe
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(312) 456 - 5227 (312) 577 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed927 45TH ST
CityStateZip CodeCounty
WEST PALM BEACHFL33407-2450Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSP 3000355$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME58250Surgery - Neurology - Including Child 

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
Patient presented with a severe headache.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
ER doctor ordered CT scan which was read negative and patient was sent home.Patient followed up with his primary care physician, who ordered a neurological consult.Patient still suffered after treatment from neurologist (not our insured). A second consult was arranged with Dr. Mate.Dr. Mate started him on atenolol and maxalt and gave patient a list of foods to avoid, also had an MRI done.MRI showed a type of brain stem malformation.Insured felt patient's malformation was mild.Patient's condition improved vastly.This was the only visit patient made to our insured.
Diagnostic Code :010
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Three months later patient's mother found him laying on the floor, unresponsive.He was taken to the Emergency room.Autopsy listed cause of death as chronic bacterial meningitis.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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
Aldana, Peter
Sanchez, Danilo
Okeechobee 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. 
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$60,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$88,787
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$19,448
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$30,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$30,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
No updates found.



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