Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Rodolfo Acosta-Ortiz Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # CACE 14021374

Indemnity Paid: $900,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201680252
Claim Number : 317987
Date Submitted : 11/9/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kelly   Andrews
Street Address
12724 Gran Bay Parkway, W., Suite 400
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32258
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038     kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Rodolfo   Acosta-Ortiz
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 1711 Hammondville Road, #405
City State Zip Code County
Pompano Beach FL 33069 Broward
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
0960153 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Dentistry  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
DN16118 Dentists  

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Broward
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Location Physician's office
Name of Institution Code
   
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
   
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
4/22/2013 5/1/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient had four teeth extracted.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient had four teeth extracted. The subsequently experienced persistent severe pain. CT scan revealed impaction of a tooth at level of cervical junction of the esophagus with perforation.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Esophagus perforation and pneumomediastinum and tooth lodged in the esophagus that was never found.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
11/11/2014 CACE 14021374
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Broward 10/19/2016
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/19/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $900,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $55,168
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $42,755
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $389,001 $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. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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