Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Mark S Block Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 502012CA000813

Indemnity Paid: $75,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201366078
Claim Number :11PMF100002
Date Submitted :2/15/2013
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 300
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(703) 880 - 3853 (703) 880 - 3801MMCTAGUE@HANOVER.COM
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed660 Glades Rd., suite 120
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Boca RatonFL33431Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPhysicians Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented with history of trauma and had blackened painful area under her great right toe. Dr. Block diagnosed onchomycosis digit.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
subtotal matrixectomy with laser
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Suit alleged that Dr Block incorrectly diagnosed a fungal condition of the toe. Dr Block's alleged failure to biopsy the lesion under the right big toenail resulted in a 9 month delay in diagnosing malignant melanoma.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
malignant melanoma diagnosed 9 months after last visit with Dr Block
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
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach2/11/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Claim or suit abandoned.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Arbitration
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Award for defendant.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$75,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$91,118
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$12,405
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
Not applicable. Arbitration award in favor of defendant.
No updates found.



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