Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Linda I Bland Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2004CA002477

Indemnity Paid: $495,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534444
Claim Number :227551
Date Submitted :2/24/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJanet Blankenship
Street Address
13450 West Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 160
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 858 - 0213 (954) 838 - 7480jblankenship@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLindaIBland
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
LicensedP O Box 33718
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Palm Beach GardensFL33420St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
62935$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME62663Surgery - Neurology - Including Child 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SEBASTIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER100217
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/19/20003/11/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Cervical injury and back pain
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
On 8/29/00, cervical instrumentation including a titanium plate and insertion of a bone graft. On 1/30/01, lumbar laminectomy at L2, 3, 4 & 5 and harvesting of the right iliac bone graft with bony arthrodesis at L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1.Bilateral left and right discectomies at L3-4, L4-5 and on the left L5-S1.Prosthetic bone cages within the disc interspaces at L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1. On 1/31/01, bony arthrodesis of T8, 9 & T9-10 and harvested bone from the left iliac crest.Decompressive laminectomy at T8-9 and T10 and a discectomy at T8-9 and T9-10.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Pain and disability from unnecessary thoracic and lumbar surgery.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/1/20042004CA002477
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach2/8/2005
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
2/8/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$495,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$95,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
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
Unknown
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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Court Case # 22050227CA01

Indemnity Paid: $49,750.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200848732
Claim Number :229328
Date Submitted :2/29/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAngela LaFrance
Street Address
13450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 160
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 838 - 99886216(866) 636 - 5421alafrance@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLindaIBland
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
LicensedP.O. Box 33718
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Palm Beach GardensFL33420Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0062938$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME62663Surgery - Neurology - Including Child 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SEBASTIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER100217
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/30/20025/29/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Pain in back and muscle weakness and loss of muscle strength.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Cervical fusion and cervical discectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Significant scarring and deformity from alleged unwarranted multi-level and cervical spine surgery.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/21/200522050227CA01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River2/14/2008
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
2/14/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$49,750
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$42,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$49,750$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Unknown
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

This page is not displaying certain sensitive information.

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