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
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
3230 West Commercial Blvd., #390
Ft. LauderdaleFL33309
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 677 - 33243324(954) 735 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1717 N E ST
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

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
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
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
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$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
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
No updates found.



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