Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Robert M Aportela Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 502004CA004120

Indemnity Paid: $25,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201056482
Claim Number :127418
Date Submitted :7/11/2012
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProAssurance Casualty Company
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5352 Linton Blvd., Dept. of Pathology
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Delray BeachFL33484Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43302Pathology - No Surgery0

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Outpatient FacilityDelray Outpatient Surgery & Laser Center
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Special Procedure Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Laryngeal cancer/squamous cell carcinoma
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to recommend immediate re-biopsy due to insufficiency of biopsy specimen
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Surgical intervention/laryngectomy.Patient has been cancer-free since 2006.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach2/9/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Randhawa, Ravinder S
Mark A. Cohan & Albert Cohen, MDPA
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. 
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$25,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$139,422
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$60,083
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$25,000
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 discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.
Date of Change:7/11/2012 2:19:44 PM
Reason for Change:State Report updated to reflect additional legal fees and expenses paid.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel135916139422
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid5694460083



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