Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Michael J Christian Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2007-CA-1482 K

Indemnity Paid: $275,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200848886
Claim Number :40009189
Date Submitted :2/19/2010
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
PO Box 4308
Valley VillageCA91617
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 696 - 0288
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
LicensedCommunity Hospital of New Port Richey
CityStateZip CodeCounty
New Port RicheyFL34656Pasco
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0117773770000 0044$1,000,000$10,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS7591Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
An epidural abscess
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
laimant returned to the same ER four days later -- non-ambulatory, with a history of "neck" pain offered by his wife.Further work up revealed an epidural abscess resulting in cervical decompressive laminectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Claimant was evaluated by our insured and discharged with a diagnosis of lumbar strain.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Claimant presented to the ER with non-radiating lower back pain reportedly after riding his bike two days earlier.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/30/20072007-CA-1482 K
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
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. 
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$275,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$56,595
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,202
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
Date of Change:2/19/2010 10:23:10 AM
Reason for Change:The case originally was filed on 6/5/2004. When plaintiff died, the claim was dismissed and refiled as a wrongful death claim.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Severity of InjuryPermanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.Permanent: Death.
Settlement Reached01
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel4592256595
Indemnity Paid0275000
Insured Zip Code3304034656
Court Case Number44-2004-CA-367-k2007-CA-1482 K
Insured Address CountyMonroePasco
Insured Address Street5900 College RoadCommunity Hospital of New Port Richey
Date of Final Disposition25-OCT-0729-JAN-10
Date Suit Filed05-JUN-0430-OCT-07
Final DispositionNo Payment MadeSettled by parties
Insured Address CityKey WestNew Port Richey



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