Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. ROBERT CATANA Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 04-CA-214-K

Indemnity Paid: $975,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200536597
Claim Number :20265-01
Date Submitted :10/19/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy Kirsch
Street Address
327 Plaza Real, Suite 319
CityStateZip
Boca RatonFL33432
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(561) 362 - 3332 (561) 417 - 6125nkirsch@acaponline.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRobert Catana
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3428 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Key WestFL33040Monroe
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
126057$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS5465Physicians or Surgeons 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMonroe
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/1/19999/23/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The Claimant saw the insured for knee pain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured performed knee surgery, removing and replacing hardware.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The claimant's labs showed evidence of infection, which was not picked up by the insured. This resulted in amputation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/1/200404-CA-214-K
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Monroe9/1/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
PERRY, DAVID
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
8/10/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$975,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$10,466
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$10,128
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$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured consulted with defense counsel and claims personnel. $975,000.00 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of Insured, Robert Catana, D.O.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/19/2005 2:30:36 PM
Reason for Change:made minor changes.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel010466
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid010128

 

 

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Court Case # 99-1210 CA-K

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200010262
Claim Number :1552701
Date Submitted :2/19/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualChristine Sampson
Street Address
200 East Gaines Street
CityStateZip
TallahasseeFL32399
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(850) 413 - 5358 (850) 921 - 8243Christine.Sampson@fldfs.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualROBERT CATANA
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3428 N ROOSEVELT BLVD
CityStateZip CodeCounty
KEY WESTFL33040-4224Monroe
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
126057$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS5465Surgery - Orthopedic84154

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
HEALTH SYSTEM DEPOO100150
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/14/19987/12/1999
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Comminuted fracture of the lateral tibia
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Internal reduction with allograft bone graft
Diagnostic Code :95880
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
NA
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient later developed a compartment syndrome and alledgedly developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/15/199999-1210 CA-K
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Monroe2/8/2000
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within 90 days of suit being filed.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
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$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$13,648
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$1,100
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$350,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$100,000$0
Wage Loss$50,000$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Our insure will make certain in the future that potential compartment syndrome patients are thoroughly investigated
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:2/19/2007 12:43:59 PM
Reason for Change:OIR updating Historical Closed Claim data.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Name of InstitutionHEALTH SYSTEM DEPOO
Injured Person Address CountyPalm Beach
County Injury Occurred InPalm Beach
Insured Address Street3428 N. Roosevelt Blvd3428 N ROOSEVELT BLVD
Insured Zip Code33042330404224
Insured License NumberOS0005465OS5465
Portal User Nameplcr_migration_dccs plcr_migration_dccsChristine Sampson

 

 

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Court Case # CAK-01-1561

Indemnity Paid: $475,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200537192
Claim Number :18053-01
Date Submitted :10/19/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy Kirsch
Street Address
327 Plaza Real, Suite 319
CityStateZip
Boca RatonFL33432
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(561) 362 - 3332 (561) 417 - 6125nkirsch@acaponline.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRobert Catana
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3428 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Key WestFL33040Monroe
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
126057$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS5465Surgery - Orthopedic 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMonroe
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
FISHERMAN'S HOSPITAL100024
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/1/19998/29/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The claimant sustained a fall at work resulting in a comminuted fracture of the distal humerus.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured performed an ORIF.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
It is alleged that the procedure was performed improperly resulting in non-union.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/27/2001CAK-01-1561
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Monroe3/21/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Perry, David
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
3/18/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$475,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$19,482
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$10,262
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$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured consulted with claims personnel and defense counsel.$475,000 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of the insured.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/19/2005 2:04:01 PM
Reason for Change:made minor changes.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel019482
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid010262

 

 

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Court Case # 2009-CA-1244-K

Indemnity Paid: $240,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201161506
Claim Number :1005495
Date Submitted :2/3/2012
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FLORIDA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JUAPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-1625412 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSUSAN SPIELMAN
Street Address
5814 Reed Street
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0340 (260) 486 - 0782SUSAN.SPIELMAN@MEDPRO.COM
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRobert Catana
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3428 N Roosevelt Blvd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Key WestFL33040Monroe
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL005277$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS5465Surgery - Orthopedic 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMonroe
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Hospital/InstitutionLower Keys Medical Center
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/31/20074/23/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Left knee pain and swelling
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Arthroscopic chondroplasty of patella
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Negligent severing of patella tendon
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Need for corrective surgery; pain and suffering
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
8/14/20092009-CA-1244-K
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Monroe8/31/2011
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Key West Orthopaedics PA
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
8/31/2011
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$240,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$18,696
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,746
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$140,000
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:2/3/2012 11:30:58 AM
Reason for Change:Update ALE
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel1761518696
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid71088746

 

 

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Court Case # 2012-CA-912-K

Indemnity Paid: $210,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201368656
Claim Number :1008667-01
Date Submitted :1/22/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FLORIDA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JUAPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-1625412 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSUSAN SPIELMAN
Street Address
5814 Reed Street
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0340 (260) 486 - 0782SUSAN.SPIELMAN@MEDPRO.COM
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualROBERT CATANA
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3428 N Roosevelt Blvd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Key WestFL33040Monroe
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL005277$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS5465Surgery - Orthopedic 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMonroe
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Hospital/InstitutionLower Keys Medical Center
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/9/20104/26/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Left knee pain
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Surgery
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Improper performance
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Pain and suffering; additional surgery
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/21/20122012-CA-912-K
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Monroe10/4/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Key West Orthopaedics PA
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
10/4/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$210,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$22,435
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,875
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$23,000
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:1/22/2014 3:22:25 PM
Reason for Change:ALE Update
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel2143322435
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid83098875

 

 

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