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
65-0556040000
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancyACrake
Street Address
300 Hospital Ave.
CityStateZip
StuartFL34995
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(772) 228 - 5899 (772) 288 - 5823ncrake@mmhs-fla.org
 
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
2007$3,000,000*NR
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
3/30/20069/5/2006
 
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
Martin6/20/2008
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
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/25/2008
 
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
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
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.
 
Updates
 
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