Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Richard W Anderson Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # CI 98-MP1702

Indemnity Paid: $600,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201469793
Claim Number :WC-0169
Date Submitted :2/17/2014
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
4434 Lake Calabay Drivve
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 460 - 5729
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4434 Lake Calabay Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
00000 Unknown$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME49948Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Malpractice Settlement Information Richard W. Anderson, Jr., MDLicense # ME49948I had one professional liability claim settled December 22, 2009.This case involved Mr. William V. Dougherty, a 42 year old gentleman, who presented to the emergency department at Florida Hospital Kissimmee on June 7, 1996.Mr. Dougherty presented with a history of having developed right upper back and chest pain while lifting a heavy saw.While in the emergency department Mr. Dougherty did not experience any active chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness or tingling.The physical examination revealed parascapular muscle tenderness.His vital signs were stable.The remainder physical examination was within normal limits.An EKG ordered was benign with non-specific ST changes and left ventricular voltage hypertrophy.He had a 95% pulse oximetry on room air.I ordered a thoracic spine xray to rule out any acute trauma to that area given the parascapular pain and tenderness.The xrays were read as normal.Based on Mr. Dougherty┬┐s chief complaint, history, presentation and my evaluation, I believed that he was suffering from a parascapular muscle strain and treated him accordingly.He was treated and released from the emergency department. The complaint was filed on October 29, 1998 and alleged that I failed to timely diagnose a dissecting aorta.I was informed that Mr. Dougherty┬┐s pain returned three days later (June 10, 1996) and he sought medical attention at another hospital.He was diagnosed with a dissected aorta and underwent surgery. In October 1996 Mr. Doughertydied
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to diagnose an aortic aneurysm
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged undiagnosed aortic aneurysm
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death four months after surgery conducted by another physician
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/29/1998CI 98-MP1702
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
The Sterling Healthcare Group
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
OtherNotice of Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice
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$600,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
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
Review signs and symptoms of an aortic aneurysmOn December 22, 2009 the case was settled out of court for $600,000 by Western Indemnity Insurance Company.There was a long time period resolving this case because Western Indemnity Insurance Company had filed bankruptcy and was in receivership.Hence, I was never allowed to litigate this case.
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