Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Matthew M Acton Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 14-CA-002918

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201885949
Claim Number : 327988
Date Submitted : 7/18/2018
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kelly   Andrews
Street Address
12724 Gran Bay Parkway, W., Suite 400
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32258
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038
Insured Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Matthew M Acton
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 17523 North Dale Mabry Highway
City State Zip Code County
Lutz FL 33548 Hillsborough
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
0073440 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
OS10505 Physicians - No Surgery  

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F Hillsborough
City State Zip Code
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Hospital/Institution Florida Hospital
Name of Institution Code
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
12/4/2012 3/11/2015
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient previously diagnosed by her PCP with gout and prescribed Allopurinol, came under the care of the insured and other for febrile illness and skin rash. She was admitted on 12/4/2012, 12/6/2012 and 12/12/2012 with significant history of symptoms. On 12/16/2012 she was admitted to ICU with life threatening complications.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured's involvement in the care and treatment of the patient was limited to an order for insulin protocol as a result of a telephone call he received when he was the on call physician on 12/5/2012. He never saw or evaluated the patient.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to timely diagnose and treat a drug reaction.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Prolonged hospitalization.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
11/13/2015 14-CA-002918
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Hillsborough 6/21/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Florida Hospital Tampa
Lay, Steven
O'Malley, Rachel
Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians
Tirheimer, Wenzel
Zaharis, Constantine
Bisset, William
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
No Payment Made
Court Decision Other
Other Dismissed with Prejudice
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $41,676
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $11,680
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
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