Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Simon Behar Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 99-12401 CA-1

Indemnity Paid: $30,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200952015
Claim Number :E28073-01
Date Submitted :8/11/2009
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSimon Behar
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4800 SW 8th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Coral GablesFL33134Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME62911Gastroenterology - Minor Surgery0

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
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
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented with a history of GI bleed and prepyloric ulcer with clots
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
There was no operation performed
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to perform an acurate evaluation and to order the appropriate diagnostic studies resulting in a delay in diagnosis of a leiomyosarcoma and death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/3/199999-12401 CA-1
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc.
Miller, Michelle A
Reinberg, Jay
Gleisner, George R
Jacobs Cohn Suarez & Romero, MDPA
Bloom, Michael L
Stauber Bassan & Bloom, MDPA
CAC Medical Centers
United Health Care Services, Inc.
McGoohan, John
Vigder, David M
Vargas, Carlos A
Venture Ambulatory Surgery
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
OtherMistrial in 2007; settled in 2009
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$30,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$148,096
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$81,159
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$30,000
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:8/11/2009 3:32:11 PM
Reason for Change:Additional invoices were paid after file closed.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel147132148096
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid8024881159



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