Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Zachary Bird Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 10-5175 CI 007

Indemnity Paid: $400,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201366990
Claim Number :2008-09-300-0033
Date Submitted :5/7/2013
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityDULAC, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 18606
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 545 - 1061
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualZachary Bird
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12225 28th Street North, Suite A
CityStateZip CodeCounty
St. PetersburgFL33716Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

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
The 25 year old patient brought to Bayfront Medical Center on 12/1/2008 via ground Emergency Medical Services as a non-trauma alert following a helmetless motorcycle accident.The patient had multiple facial fracdtures among other injuries.The patient underwent complex repair of facila lacerations and fractures.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was intubated for the surgery.Following extubation, a reintubation was indicated.The patient developed Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis of the patient's condition.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient expired on 12/12/2008, ten days following the surgery.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/26/201010-5175 CI 007
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Bayfront Anesthesia Services
Bayfront Medical Center
Mesidor, Dominique
Sanchez, Joe
Epstein, Steven
Loyden, Susan
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$400,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$83,747
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$500,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$1,000,000
Other Expenses$0$500,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Defense counsel discdussed claim with physician.
No updates found.



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