Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Scott Snedeker Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 07-810 CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200850089
Claim Number :2006-001
Date Submitted :7/9/2008
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Martin Memorial Physician CorporationPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
300 Hospital Ave.
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(772) 228 - 5899 (772) 288 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualScott Snedeker
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1000 36th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73810Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherExamination Room
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Treatment was sought for muscle strain after exertion, final diagnosis was Myocardial Infarction requiring a heart transplant.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient was anoncompliant patient who complained of muscle pain after exertion.Pt. returned to the office for follow-up and was immediately transferred to an acute care setting.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Pt. was initially treated for muscle strain and upon further treatment was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Severe myocardial infarction requiring a heart transplant.
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
6/28/200707-810 CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Melzer, DO, David R
Lowenberg, ARNP, Debra L
Florida EM-I Medical Services, PA
Martin Memorial Medical Center. Inc
Martin Memorial Physician Corporation, Inc
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
OtherDismissed upon settlement
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$86,598
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
The medical record was thoroughly reviewed and evaluated by competent medical experts who found that the physician did not fall below the standard of care for a family practice physician.The patient presented with atypical cardiac symptoms and the patient was evaluated and treated appropriately for cardiac risk factors.Further, the patient failed to return for suggested follow-up evals.The case was settled as a business decision rather than go forward with trial and the uncertainty of a jury verdict.
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