Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. RICHARD A JAMES Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2000-CA-295

Indemnity Paid: $895,963.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200639632
Claim Number :A99-21729-98
Date Submitted :2/23/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCheriMMontague
Street Address
1000 Riverside Drive, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423043(904) 358 - 6728montague@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRichardAJames
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed210 W N Park St, Ste 204
CityStateZip CodeCounty
OkeechobeeFL34972Okeechobee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
25926$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME66880Surgery - General80143

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MOkeechobee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
COLUMBIA RAULERSON HOSPITAL100252
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/10/199811/15/1999
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Rib fractures and avulsion fracture of right wrist.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent serial x-rays during hospitalization.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
It is alleged that the insured failed to evaluate and treat chest trauma and left empyema.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/1/20012000-CA-295
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Okeechobee1/26/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Gateway Medical Group
Columbia Raulerson Hospital
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
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/26/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$895,963
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$154,340
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$73,397
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$895,963
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 # 04CA000475

Indemnity Paid: $220,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538139
Claim Number :551 01 833543
Date Submitted :11/8/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CHICAGO INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-6042949 
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
IndividualRICHARDAJAMES
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed245 NE 19TH DR
CityStateZip CodeCounty
OKEECHOBEEFL34972-1933Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSP 3000321$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME66880Surgery - General 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
LAWNWOOD REG. MED. CTR100246
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/21/20022/21/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
PATIENT PRESENTED FOR UMBILICAL HERNIA REPAIR
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
PATIENT TOLERATED SURGERY WELL AND WAS STABLE IN RECOVERY, PATIENT WAS CLEARED BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR BEFORE BEING DISCHARGED.LATER THAT NIGHT PATIENT COLLAPSED AND EXPIRED.
Diagnostic Code :290
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
PLAINTIFF'S ALLEGE SPONTANEOUS BLEED FROM UMBRILICAL HERNIA INCLUDING BOWEL PERFORATION.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/25/200404CA000475
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie5/25/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
GATEWAY MEDICAL GROUP
LAWNWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
BOGDANOWITSCH, ALBERT
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
5/25/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$220,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$34,241
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,324
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$220,000
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
NONE
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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