Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Matthew D Hepler Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2007 L 010736

Indemnity Paid: $3,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201469878
Claim Number :2271
Date Submitted :2/24/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Hepler, Matthew DPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
26-3554525ME96126
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMatthew Hepler
Street Address
12 Dolphin Dr
CityStateZip
Vero BeachFL32960
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(312) 375 - 6337  mdhepler@hotmail.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMatthewDHepler
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer12 Dolphin Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
006B$12,500,000$12,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME96126Surgery - Orthopedic 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MOut of state
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/11/20065/18/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Thoracic myelopathy with progressive neurologic deficit.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Thoracic decompression.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Progressive neurologic deficit including lower extremity weakness and bowel/bladder dysfunction
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/11/20072007 L 010736
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Out of state3/19/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
U.S. Neuromonitoring
Finkel, Maureen
Carlvin, Arnold
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
OtherDismissed pursuant to settlement
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/19/2013
 
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$242,465
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
Prior to this case the insured facilitated the indroduction, education and training of neuromonitoring techniques, including motor cord monitoring, to the hospital.Due to this and similarly reported cases in the literature the insured will not perform cases where neuromonitoring is outsourced to unknown and unproven entities.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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