Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Michele Astarita Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 09-76769CA02

Indemnity Paid: $400,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201059440
Claim Number :38899-01
Date Submitted :12/23/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 - 6728odessa.choice@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMichele Astarita
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3659 South Miami Ave, Ste 6002
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33135Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
99132$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME78481Neoplastic Diseases - No Surgery80259

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MERCY HOSPITAL, INC.100061
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Special Procedure Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/24/20077/2/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Anemia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Bone marrow biopsy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The patient did not suffer blindness, brain damage or paraplegia.He suffered neuropathy and had difficulty with abulation but not paraplegia.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient had a bone marrow and hours after had bleeding.Patient had high risk of emboli.However, due to his other illnessess present prior to the procedure and due to parethesias/neuropathy, he had difficulty with ambulation.
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
10/19/200909-76769CA02
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade12/2/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Mercy Hospital, Inc.
Centurion, M.D., Jose
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
12/2/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$400,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$27,322
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$11,031
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$400,000
Deductible$50,000
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
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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