Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. STEVEN S BAKER Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 10-3517 CA

Indemnity Paid: $235,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201264637
Claim Number :162634
Date Submitted :1/15/2013
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRita  Markley
Street Address
ProAssurance Corporation, 100 Brookwood Place, Suite 300
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(205) 439 - 7916
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed315 East Olympia Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Punta GordaFL33950Charlotte
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME41159Surgery - Orthopedic00000

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
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Avascular necrosis of the left hip with degenerative arthritic changes.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Left total hip arthroplasty.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient underwent left total hip arthroplasty and developed sensory and motor deficits in the left lower extremity allegedly due to intraoperative nerve injury.
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
9/14/201010-3517 CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Associates in Orthopedics, P.A.
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$235,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$54,965
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$29,663
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$235,000
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 has discussed case with insurance company personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
Date of Change:11/8/2012 10:01:49 AM
Reason for Change:ALAE expenses increased.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid2786229663
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel5127554695
Date of Change:1/15/2013 10:03:02 AM
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel5469554965



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