Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Merle P Stringer Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 17001175CA

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201887196
Claim Number : 1044753-03
Date Submitted : 12/6/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
35-0506406  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Lynn Louthan
Street Address
5814 Reed Road
City State Zip
Ft Wayne IN 46835
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0778     reportaclaim@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Merle P Stringer
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 2202 State Ave Ste 201
City State Zip Code County
Panama City FL 32405 Bay
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
781039 $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME15511 Surgery - Nephrology  

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Bay
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (PANAMA CITY) 100242
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
12/22/2015 6/23/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
C7 cervical fracture, L2 transverse process fracture, L4-5 disc herniation
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Lumbar decompression and L4-5 disc herniation
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to perform inter body fusion and remove the disc and place a titanium cage
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Urinary retention, numbness, erectile dysfunction
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
11/16/2017 17001175CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Bay 11/26/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Brain and Spine Center LLC
Stringer MD, Douglas
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
11/21/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $15,823
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $8,331
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $250,000
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
n/a
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Court Case # 02-3404 CA

Indemnity Paid: $200,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534469
Claim Number :A02-26134-00
Date Submitted :2/28/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCheriMMontague
Street Address
1000 Riverside Drive, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423043(904) 358 - 6728montague@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMerlePStringer
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2011 HARRISON AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PANAMA CITYFL32405-4545Bay
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
36965$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME15511Surgery - Neurology - Including Child80152

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBay
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BAY MEDICAL CENTER100026
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/15/20005/3/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Closed head injury and general trauma following a fall from a ladder.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to appreciate an injury to the spleen.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death, possibly related to rupture of the spleen.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/25/200202-3404 CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Bay2/1/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Morris, M.D., Rodney
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
2/1/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$200,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$104,659
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$26,777
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$100,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$55,000$0
Wage Loss$100,000$600,000
Other Expenses$10,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 98-3375

Indemnity Paid: $87,500.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538926
Claim Number :A97-18669-96
Date Submitted :12/16/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCheriMMontague
Street Address
1000 Riverside Drive, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423043(904) 358 - 6728montague@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMerlePStringer
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2011 HARRISON AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PANAMA CITYFL32405-4545Bay
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
20138$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME15511Surgery - Neurology - Including Child80152

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MGulf
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/24/19969/23/1997
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Degenerative disc disease and pain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Lumbar epidural steroid injection.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Cauda equina syndrome from epidural hematoma.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/24/199898-3375
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Bay11/16/2005
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
11/16/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$87,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$236,636
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$74,811
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$87,500
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$95,000$0
Wage Loss$47,000$0
Other Expenses$15,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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