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.

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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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