Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. MELINDA BLOM Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2013CA010786AB

Indemnity Paid: $600,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470712
Claim Number :148580-2
Date Submitted :5/5/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
HEALTH CARE INDEMNITY, INC.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
61-0904881 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTeresa Ross
Street Address
One Park Plaza P.O. Box 555
CityStateZip
NashvilleTN37202
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 344 - 5804  Teresa.Ross@HCAHealthcare.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMELINDA BLOM
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12953 Palms West Drive Suie 201
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LoxahatcheeFL33470Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10111$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
OtherPhysician Assistant
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
PA9104374  

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
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER110010
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/7/20111/29/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Cholecystitis, pancreatitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Three days after discharge, patient suffered sepsis induced arrest, causing blindness, quadriplegia and brain damage.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Brain damage, paralysis, blindness.
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
8/14/20132013CA010786AB
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach4/16/2014
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
4/11/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$600,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$20,021
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$13,163
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$300,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$665,000$7,000,000
Wage Loss$100,000$700,000
Other Expenses$50,000$200,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review of policies and procedures.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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