Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. RAFAEL APONTE-LOPEZ Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 05-1282CA27

Indemnity Paid: $350,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200851875
Claim Number :31414-01
Date Submitted :12/29/2008
 
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
IndividualRafael Aponte-Lopez
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed201 Health Park Blvd., Ste 213
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Saint AugustineFL32086St. Johns
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
98863$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME57512Radiology - Diagnostic - Minor Surgery80280

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
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
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/28/20039/30/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Depression and bipolar.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to accurately report abnormal findings on a plain chest x-ray, resulting in a T3 fracture and subsequent paraplegia.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Paraplegia.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/21/200505-1282CA27
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade12/4/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Mercy Hospital
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/4/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$350,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$74,300
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$63,118
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$350,000
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
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 # 03 11718 ca06

Indemnity Paid: $100,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200639671
Claim Number :002 03 193964
Date Submitted :2/27/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIREMAN'S FUND INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
94-1610280 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRuby Thompson
Street Address
33 West Monroe
CityStateZip
ChicagoIL60603
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(312) 456 - 5227 (312) 577 - 9507rthomps2@ffic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRafael Aponte-Lopez
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3663 S MIAMI AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MIAMIFL33133-4253Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HPC 02936297$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME57512Radiology - interventional 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
MERCY HOSPITAL, INC.100061
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/21/20013/3/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
fracture and subluxation of the subtalar joint
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
failure to diagnose fracture
Diagnostic Code :010
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
patient has had a couple corrective surgeries and is in chronic pain
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/20/200303 11718 ca06
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade1/30/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Pena, Constantino
Beauperthuy, Gilbert
Mercy Diagnostic Radiology
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
Othersettled -dismissed
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/30/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$100,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$52,141
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$100,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
none
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

*NR:Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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Court Case # CA16-0794

Indemnity Paid: $49,999.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201782011
Claim Number : 1030819-01
Date Submitted : 2/9/2018
 
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 RAFAEL   APONTE-LOPEZ
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 400 Health Park Blvd
City State Zip Code County
St Augustine FL 32086 St. Johns
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
757149 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME57512 Radiology - Diagnostic - Minor Surgery  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M St. Johns
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
FLAGLER HOSPITAL 100090
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
4/15/2015 1/8/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
dislodged feeding tube
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
G-tube replaced in stomach
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to properly perform G - tube replacement
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
abdominal sepsis and subsequent death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
7/25/2016 CA16-0794
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
St. Johns 4/25/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
St Johns Radiology Associates PA
Flagler Hospital Inc
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
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $49,999
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $35,578
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $11,123
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $4,999
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
 
 
Date of Change: 8/22/2017 4:08:14 PM
Reason for Change: ALE UPDATE 8/22/2017
 
Field Changed Former Value New Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid 2266 10431
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel 19088 31406
 
Date of Change: 2/9/2018 1:47:49 PM
Reason for Change: ALE UPDATE 2/9/2018
 
Field Changed Former Value New Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid 10431 11123
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel 31406 35578

 

 

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