Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Robert A Althar Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 08 394CA

Indemnity Paid: $150,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201058446
Claim Number :36146-01
Date Submitted :9/3/2010
 
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
IndividualRobert Althar
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4225 Woodbine Road, Suite E
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PaceFL32571Santa Rosa
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
9903$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME49321Surgery - General80143

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSanta Rosa
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SANTA ROSA MEDICAL CENTER100124
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/13/20059/18/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Recurrent incarcerated ventral hernia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Disputed allegations of failing to timely identify and repair bowel perforation, resulting in additional surgery and scarring.
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
3/17/200808 394CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Santa Rosa8/16/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After court verdict and prior to filing of notice of appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Othersettlement achieved post trial, resulting in a dis
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
8/16/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$150,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$54,541
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$62,172
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$150,000
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 # 572008CA570CA

Indemnity Paid: $150,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201058625
Claim Number :36243-01
Date Submitted :9/22/2010
 
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
IndividualRobert Althar
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4225 Woodbine Road, Ste E
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PaceFL32571Santa Rosa
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
9903$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME49321Surgery - General80143

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSanta Rosa
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SANTA ROSA MEDICAL CENTER100124
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/28/200510/9/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Small bowel obstruction.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Exploratory laparotomy; lysis of extensive adhesions; small bowel resection and primary anastomosis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Disputed allegations of negligently causing bowel perforation, resulting in sepsis, further surgeries and heart damage.
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
5/1/2008572008CA570CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Santa Rosa9/1/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Santa Rosa Medical Center
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/1/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$150,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$35,756
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$15,681
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$150,000
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 # 07-284CA

Indemnity Paid: $125,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201056564
Claim Number :33830-01
Date Submitted :2/23/2010
 
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
IndividualRobert Althar
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4225 Woodbine Road, Suite E
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PaceFL32571Santa Rosa
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
9903$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME49321Surgery - General80143

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FOkaloosa
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/20/20043/6/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Gall bladder polyps and abdominal pain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient underwent uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It was alleged that the patient suffered a bile leak, resulting in the formation of a retrohepatic abscess causing sepsis and death.The allegations were unfounded as the Medical Examiner could not identify a bile leak or say where the alleged bile leak occurred.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
It was alleged that the insured should have instructed the patient to go to the ER instead of her PCP, after receiving a phone call from the patient reporting an episode of vomiting and diarrhea.At the time of the call, the patient was 22 days post surgery and the insured was in the OR performing surgery on a different patient.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death of this 39 year old female.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/10/200707-284CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Santa Rosa2/2/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Andem, M.D., Efiong
DFS Walk-In Clinic
Chowdhury, P.A., Anwar
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
2/2/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$125,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$137,087
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$121,330
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$125,000
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 # 57-2001-CA-000798

Indemnity Paid: $50,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534079
Claim Number :B01-24159-99
Date Submitted :1/20/2005
 
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
IndividualRobertAAlthar
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3051 Bentbrook Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PaceFL32571Santa Rosa
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
9903$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME49321Surgery - General80143

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSanta Rosa
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SANTA ROSA MEDICAL CENTER100124
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/12/19996/11/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Gallstone pancreatitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to stabilize patient prior to surgery and failure to perform pre-op cholangiogram prior to cholecystectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Following surgery, patient developed peripancreatitis abscesses requiring extensive hospitalizations and treatment.
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
10/18/200157-2001-CA-000798
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Escambia12/27/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Maddux, M.D., Ronald
Santa Rosa Medical Center
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/27/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$50,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$56,627
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$33,690
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$50,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$315,000$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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