Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Robert Cotler Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # CA06988

Indemnity Paid: $475,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850141
Claim Number :33389-01
Date Submitted :7/10/2008
 
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
IndividualRobert Cotler
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1027 East Ocean Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34996Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
18254$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME38349Cardiovascular Disease - No Surgery80255

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
2/21/200511/18/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient had aortic valve replacement and followed with insured for after care.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured ordered echocardiograms for several years which showed that the patient had a dilatation of the ascending aorta but never referred the patient for CT scan or cardiologist, resulting in death.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient was following our insured after his aortic valve replacement procedure.The insured ordered several echocardiograms, which showed dilatation of the ascending aorta, but the patient was never referred out.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/13/2006CA06988
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin6/18/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
6/18/2008
 
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$19,184
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$22,269
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$475,000
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 # 12-2193CA

Indemnity Paid: $150,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201368530
Claim Number :43383-01
Date Submitted :10/7/2013
 
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 Cotler
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1027 East Ocean Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34996Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
18254$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME38349Cardiovascular Disease - No Surgery80255

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
6/27/20118/1/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient sought treatment for fatigue and shortness of breath.The diagnosis was atrial fibrillation.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was treated conservatively.No procedures were performed.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to perform EKG and other diagnostic tests.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/14/201312-2193CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin9/20/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
9/20/2013
 
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$14,049
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,594
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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