Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. PHILIP BENTZ Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 98-2208-CA-01

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534643
Claim Number :MM00077968-105745
Date Submitted :3/15/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
44-0648645 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualPatriceAKane
Street Address
3230 West Commercial Blvd., #390
CityStateZip
Ft. LauderdaleFL33309
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 677 - 33243324(954) 735 - 9028Pat.Kane@stpaul.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualPHILIP BENTZ
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1717 N E ST
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PENSACOLAFL32501-6339Escambia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM00077968$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME34300Anesthesiology01

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MEscambia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BAPTIST HOSPITAL100093
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/17/19972/26/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient's past med. history significant for COPD, PVD, hyperlipidemia, elevated cholesterol and obesity. Reports having osteoporosis. Had angioplasty therapy due to vascular disease, but it was unsuccessful. Due to complaints of pain in lower back, numbness & cold feet, a Doppler study was conducted & revealed severe bilateral lower extremity obstructive disease. Tests revealed occlusion of distal aorta & narrowing of each common iliac artery.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Surgeon performed aortic iliac bypass surgery. During procedure, it is alleged patient suffered an anoxic spinal cord injury. Also possibly during surgery, alleged he suffered a cerebral vascular accident.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged to have kept blood pressures too low resulting in ischemic cord injury.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/22/199898-2208-CA-01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Escambia2/18/2005
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
2/18/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$44,680
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$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
None known
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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