Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Martin County Florida

Dr. Michael Jampol Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 12-791CA

Indemnity Paid: $2,125,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201367399
Claim Number :11-0010
Date Submitted :6/17/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-0637874102
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaureen Williams
Street Address
P.O. Box 9010
CityStateZip
StuartFL34995
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(772) 288 - 5899  maureen.williams@martinhealth.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMichael Jampol
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-InsurerP.O. Box 9010
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34995Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Trust-2011HPL$10,000,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME72967Pediatrics - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
1/18/20112/11/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The infant presented to the physician's office with a report history of temp 99.6F, making sounds while sleeping and skipped 4AM feeding.At the physician's office the infant's vital signs were normal, including a rectal temp, lungs were clear to auscultation, no abnormal sounds were noted and chest x-ray was negative. The remainder of his physical exam was also negative. The infant was discharged home with the mother with instructions to return in 2 days for a follow up visit or sooner if his temperature increased, he was unwilling to eat, or if he had difficulty breathing. Later that night he presented to the ER and was diagnosed with sepsis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The infant presented to the physician's office with a report history of temp 99.6F, making sounds while sleeping and skipped 4AM feeding.At the physician's office the infant's vital signs were normal, including a rectal temp, lungs were clear to auscultation, no abnormal sounds were noted and chest x-ray was negative. The remainder of his physical exam was also negative. The infant was discharged home with the mother with instructions to return in 2 days for a follow up visit or sooner if his temperature increased, he was unwilling to eat, or if he had difficulty breathing.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose sepsis, failure to order the appropriate tests and failure to treat sepsis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The infant sustained auto-amputation of several fingers and a left BKA.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/10/201212-791CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin5/29/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Jampol, Michael
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/5/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,125,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$43,825
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 case was investigated and favorable pediatric and pediatric infectious disease expert reviews were obtained.The case was resolved by the insurer as a business decision.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Joanne Hotchkiss Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 15-263CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,031,250.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201576707
Claim Number : CL-00289
Date Submitted : 12/30/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-063787 4102
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Maureen   Williams
Street Address
P.O. Box 9010
City State Zip
Stuart FL 34995
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(772) 288 - 5899     maureen.williams@martinhealth.org
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Joanne   Hotchkiss
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Self-Insurer PO BOX 9010
City State Zip Code County
Stuart FL 34995 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
Trust-2015 HPL $5,000,000 *NR
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Other ARNP
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ARNP2727402    

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Martin
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Physician's Office  
Name of Institution Code
N/A 000000
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Physician's office
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
6/30/2014 11/7/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Coronary artery disease
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient was seen in the physician's office for complaints of intermittent chest pain x 1-1/2 weeks prior; no chest pain at time of visit; refused to go the the ER; therefore, he was scheduled to see the cardiologist the following morning.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose acute coronary syndrome.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient expired the following morning s/p acute myocardial infarction.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
3/2/2015 15-263CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 12/4/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Memorial Physician Corp
Wubbena, Jon
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/10/2015
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $1,031,250
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $24,000
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 Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Staff education re: use of the Against Medical Advice form. Favorable expert reviews were obtained on behalf of the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Heidi M McNaney-Flint Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 07-1176CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201469335
Claim Number :249415
Date Submitted :1/8/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAngela LaFrance
Street Address
13450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 320
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 838 - 9988 (866) 636 - 5421alafrance@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidiMMcNaney-Flint
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed863 SE Monterey Commons Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34996Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
64076$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43653Gynecology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/3/20067/10/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy allegedly resulting in bowel perforation and sepsis.The patient has recovered.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged bowel perforation during laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy resulting in sepsis.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/4/200707-1176CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin12/31/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Memorial Health Systems Inc dba Martin Mem Med Center
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After notice of appeal is filed or post judgment relief of action is required for recovery.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
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$1,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$1,200,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$400,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$600,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Unknown
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. JANICE KRABBE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 11-1574-CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470680
Claim Number :EMC-FL-11xs-257827
Date Submitted :5/1/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
75-173235SI
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKathyAStockton
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77024
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404 (713) 461 - 8130kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJANICE KRABBE
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer999 NE WRIGHT AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
JENSEN BEACHFL34957Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
EMC-2011-EXCESS$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73590Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/5/20096/27/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
SOB, CONFUSION, AGITATION AND HALLUCINATING
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
EXAM, CHEST X-RAY, AEROSOLS WERE ORDERED
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
NO MISDIAGNOSIS
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
COPD AND DEATH
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/13/201111-1574-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin5/1/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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. 
Arbitration
Claim subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
4/17/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$18,656
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$22,164
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
UNKNOWN
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Janice Krabbe Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 11-1574-CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470810
Claim Number :EMC-FL-11-114057
Date Submitted :5/15/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2114545 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualPhilipFMoring
Street Address
108 E. Central Blvd
CityStateZip
OrlandoFL32802
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 423 - 8857 (407) 423 - 8637pmoring@mmdorl.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJanice Krabbe
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed999 NE Wright Ave
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Jensen BeachFL34957Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1040025381-9$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73590Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/5/20096/27/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
SOB, Confusion, agitation, Pneumonia, Sepsis
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Exam, chest x-ray, breathing treatment, antibiotics, steroids, oxygen
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/13/201111-1574-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin5/1/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
5/1/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
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
unknown
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. George Rittersbach Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 17-287-CA

Indemnity Paid: $750,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201783076
Claim Number : 7112
Date Submitted : 9/18/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-063787 4102
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Maureen   Williams
Street Address
P.O. Box 9010
City State Zip
Stuart FL 34995
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(772) 288 - 5899     maureen.williams@martinhealth.org
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual George   Rittersbach
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Self-Insurer 200 Hospital Avenue
City State Zip Code County
Stuart FL 34994 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
Trust-2016 HPL $5,000,000 *NR
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME54997 Surgery - General  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Martin
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER 100044
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
5/14/2016 8/9/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Ventral hernia, small bowel obstruction, fistula
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Ventral hernia repair, small bowel resection, fistula repair
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Bowel resection, fistula
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
3/13/2017 17-287-CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 8/31/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Health System d/b/a Martin Medical Center
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/7/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $750,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $50,000
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 Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Favorable expert review was obtained; case settled as a business decision.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Colin M McKinney Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-14-CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201676833
Claim Number : 310696
Date Submitted : 1/14/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual AUDRA M FLOYD
Street Address
13450 WEST SUNRISE BLVD
City State Zip
SUNRISE FL 33323
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(877) 320 - 0748 3111 (866) 636 - 5421 afloyd@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Colin M McKinney
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 800 East Osceola Street
City State Zip Code County
Stuart FL 34994 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
0953858 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Dentistry  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
DN15706 Dental General Practice - NOC  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Martin
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Physician's Office  
Name of Institution Code
N/A 000000
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Physician's Office
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
9/7/2010 9/26/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Oral cancer.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose oral cancer.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Oral cancer resulting in neck and tongue resection.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
1/22/2014 14-14-CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 1/5/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Fidele, DMD, Mark
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/5/2016
 
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 $67,000
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 Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Unknown
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Ruth A Frederick Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-111- CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201576098
Claim Number : 318773
Date Submitted : 10/15/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual AUDRA M FLOYD
Street Address
13450 WEST SUNRISE BLVD
City State Zip
SUNRISE FL 33323
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(877) 320 - 0748 3111 (866) 636 - 5421 afloyd@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Ruth A Frederick
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 324 Lost River Road
City State Zip Code County
Stuart FL 34997 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
0066932 $500,000 $1,500,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Other CRNA
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ARNP2541682    

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Martin
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
MARTIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SOUTH 120009
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
5/2/2012 5/28/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented for a carotid endarterectomy.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent an uneventful carotid endarterectomy. Postoperatively, patient was worked up for a stroke. The patient underwent a craniotomy but ultimately died.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged improper management of anesthesia resulting in patient's death.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
9/24/2014 14-111- CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 9/30/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/23/2015
 
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 $21,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $500,000
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Unknown
 
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Dr. JEFFREY S GORODETSKY Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # D5-481CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200744719
Claim Number :30248-01
Date Submitted :3/6/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCheriMMontague
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423043(904) 358 - 6728montague@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJEFFREYSGORODETSKY
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed433 East Ocean Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
21757$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME53894Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery80239

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
11/4/20023/1/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Hemangioma on shoulder.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to order a biopsy on left shoulder mole, resulting in a malignant brain tumor and future poor prognosis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Malignant brain tumor.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/23/2005D5-481CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin2/15/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
2/15/2007
 
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$117,094
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$57,156
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$500,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Scott Snedeker Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - 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 

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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.

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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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Dr. Robert Cotler Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA06988

Indemnity Paid: $475,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850141
Claim Number :33389-01
Date Submitted :7/10/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 - 6728odessa.choice@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRobert Cotler
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1027 East Ocean Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34996Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
18254$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME38349Cardiovascular Disease - No Surgery80255

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
2/21/200511/18/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient had aortic valve replacement and followed with insured for after care.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured ordered echocardiograms for several years which showed that the patient had a dilatation of the ascending aorta but never referred the patient for CT scan or cardiologist, resulting in death.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient was following our insured after his aortic valve replacement procedure.The insured ordered several echocardiograms, which showed dilatation of the ascending aorta, but the patient was never referred out.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/13/2006CA06988
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin6/18/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/18/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$475,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$19,184
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$22,269
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$475,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Dallas A Smith Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 10587CA

Indemnity Paid: $450,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201161008
Claim Number :284557
Date Submitted :7/8/2011
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
35-0506406 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSusan KSpielman
Street Address
5814 Reed Road
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0340  reportaclaim@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDallasASmith
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed109 Muirs Chapel Rd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
GreensboroNC27410Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
636325$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME95774Radiology - Diagnostic - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MOut of state
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
9/28/200710/15/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
BREAST MASS
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
MAMMOGRAM
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
IMPROPER INTERPRETATION OF STUDY
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER
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
2/19/201010587CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin6/17/2011
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Southeastern Radiology
Southeastern Overread
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/17/2011
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$450,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$12,466
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$3,211
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
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
N/A
 
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Dr. BEAUVAIS LAGUERRE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 06 566 CA

Indemnity Paid: $425,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201161743
Claim Number :11-0029/06-0012
Date Submitted :9/29/2011
 
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
IndividualBEAUVAIS LAGUERRE
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer3496 NW Federal Hwy, Suite D
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Jensen BeachFL34957Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Trust 2006 HPL$3,000,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43985Pediatrics - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPhysician Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/18/20032/10/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was brough to physician's office for many vague complaints that were appropriately followed-up.The patient was diagnosed with Autism at age 5.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was seen frequently in the physician offices and issues were addressed and resolved.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 5.It was determined that he is high functioning.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged a delay in diagnosis.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/30/200606 566 CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin9/8/2011
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Memorial Physician Corporation
Martin Memorial Medical Center, 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
OtherCourt approval of settlement
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/13/2011
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$425,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$301,126
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 matter was reviewed by a medical expert in the field of autism.Based on the symptoms presented by the parents, there was no clear delay in diagnosing autism.Awareness of autism and standards of evaluating pediatric patients for autism are better defined today than in early 2000's. It was a business decision to settle the case rather than the expense and uncertainty of trial.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. David MacMillan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 02-561-CA

Indemnity Paid: $400,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433544
Claim Number :501528
Date Submitted :12/1/2004
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN HEALTHCARE INDEMNITY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-2048400 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTerryMBinns
Street Address
1888 Century Park East, Suite 800
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90067
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 556 - 7488 (310) 556 - 7488Tbinns@scpie-ahi.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDavid MacMillan
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed840 East Osceola Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
22000688$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME11755Surgery - Neurology - Including ChildUnk

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/19/20003/7/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Lumbar disc disease.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Lumbar fusion on 7/19/00 & postetior fusion with pedicle screws & BAK cage on 11/18/00.
Diagnostic Code :Unk
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None. Failure to diagnosis post-op infection.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Limited ability to ambulate & frequent urinary and bowel movement(s).
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
7/18/200202-561-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin10/20/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Macmillan AND PAUL, 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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/20/2004
 
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$65,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$4,273
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$360,000$0
Wage Loss$140,000$740,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Interviews with investigators and defense counsel; answer interrogatories; deposition; review of expert opinons.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Eric A Pfeiffer Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 10-2853CA

Indemnity Paid: $375,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201161792
Claim Number :279683
Date Submitted :10/5/2011
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTiffanyDTaylor
Street Address
13450 West Sunrise Blvd
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(877) 320 - 0748  TTaylor@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualEricAPfeiffer
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed919 Central Parkway
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Stuart FL34995Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0337916-3$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME74657Radiology - Diagnostic - Minor Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Outpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SOUTH120009
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherRadiology
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/26/20068/3/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was referred by a neurologist for a CT scan after experiencing psychological and mentation difficulties.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient had a CT scan and a MRI.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alledged failure to properly interpret and timely diagnose a mass-like density/lesion on the MRI.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/13/201010-2853CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin10/5/2011
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/7/2011
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$375,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$37,000
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$70,000$0
Wage Loss$16,000$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Unknown
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/5/2011 10:45:30 AM
Reason for Change:TO INPUT MEDICAL EXPENSES
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Incurred Expense Wage Loss016000
Incurred Expense Mdeical070000

 

 

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Dr. GUSTAVO GRANADA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 13-1766CA

Indemnity Paid: $350,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201573889
Claim Number : EMC-FL-13XS-273046
Date Submitted : 3/23/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
75-173235 SI
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kathy A Stockton
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
City State Zip
Houston TX 77024
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404   (713) 461 - 8130 kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual GUSTAVO   GRANADA
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Self-Insurer 2100 SE SALERNO ROAD
City State Zip Code County
STUART FL 34994 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
EMC-2013-XS $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME101469 Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery  

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Martin
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Emergency Room  
Name of Institution Code
MARTIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SOUTH 120009
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
2/28/2012 8/6/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
DIZZINESS AND WEAKNESS
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
CT SCAN. CLONIDINE WAS ADMINISTERED.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
HYPERTENSIVE URGENCY, DIZZINESS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
STROKE
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
12/11/2013 13-1766CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 2/11/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/7/2015
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $350,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $20,685
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 Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
UNKNOWN
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Steven Picerne Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2006CA345

Indemnity Paid: $325,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200851236
Claim Number :34469-03
Date Submitted :10/28/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 - 6728odessa.choice@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSteven Picerne
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed919 SE Parkway
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
76393$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME84506Radiology - Diagnostic - No Surgery80253

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MOkeechobee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
COLUMBIA RAULERSON HOSPITAL100252
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/27/20038/9/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was determined to have elevated calcium levels during his pre-employment physical exam; a parathyroid scan was ordered.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Our insured interpreted results of the scans and reported that all four films showed an asymmetric focus; resulting in the removal of all four normal glands.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Our insured misinterpreted the Sestamibi scan of the parathyroid gland, resulting in the removal of all four normal parathyroid glands.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/27/20062006CA345
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin9/29/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Lanza, M.D., John
Hillman, M.D., Jeffrey
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within 90 days of suit being filed.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/29/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$325,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$64,777
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$31,493
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$325,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. ROGER NICOSIA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 15-320-CA

Indemnity Paid: $300,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201885068
Claim Number : EMC-FL-12XS-257925
Date Submitted : 4/17/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
75-173235 SI
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kathy A Stockton
Street Address
1900 W. LOOP S., STE. 1500
City State Zip
Houston TX 77027
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404   (713) 461 - 8130 kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual ROGER   NICOSIA
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Self-Insurer C/O 200 SE HOSPITAL DRIVE
City State Zip Code County
STUART FL 34994 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
EMC-2012-Excess $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
OS5396 Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Martin
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Emergency Room  
Name of Institution Code
MARTIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SOUTH 120009
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other ER
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
12/24/2012 1/2/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
CARDIAC ARREST
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
TREATED IN ER
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
NO MISDIAGNOSIS
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
ALLEGED FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROPER PROTOCOLS INVOLVING THE REMOVAL OF LIFE SUPPORT.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
3/19/2015 15-320-CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 4/17/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
3/22/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $300,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $12,741
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $2,829
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
UNKNOWN
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. GUSTAVO A GRANADA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-1251CA

Indemnity Paid: $300,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201677077
Claim Number : EMC-FL-13-263818
Date Submitted : 2/10/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
75-173235 SI
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kathy A Stockton
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
City State Zip
Houston TX 77024
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404   (713) 461 - 8130 kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual GUSTAVO A GRANADA
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Self-Insurer 2100 SE SALERNO ROAD
City State Zip Code County
STUART FL 34994 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1040025381-11 $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME101469 Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F Martin
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Emergency Room  
Name of Institution Code
MARTIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SOUTH 120009
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other ER
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
8/6/2012 4/17/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
COLON PERFORATION
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
PRESENTED TO ER
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
COLON PERFORATION
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
FAILURE TO TREAT COLON PERFORATION
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
11/26/2014 14-1251CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 1/21/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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 Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
1/21/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $300,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $78,520
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $5,151
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
UNKNOWN
 
Updates
 
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Dr. VIJAYA V CHUNDI Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 06-583-CA

Indemnity Paid: $295,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200747868
Claim Number :FL0056
Date Submitted :12/10/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
HEALTHCARE UNDERWRITERS GROUP OF FLORIDA Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
32-0090369 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDavidWMcKenney
Street Address
1815 Griffin Rd., Suite 401
CityStateZip
DaniaFL33004
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 923 - 1900 (954) 923 - 0019dmckenney@HUGroups.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualVIJAYAVCHUNDI
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1596 S. E. Federal Highway
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
62-002$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73320Radiology - Diagnostic - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Outpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/2/20065/4/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Spinal pain
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Translaminarepidural injection with fluoroscope guidance
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Epidural hemtoma with paralysis
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/11/200606-583-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin11/1/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
OtherDismissal with Prejudice
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/12/2007
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$295,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$60,280
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$25,580
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$70,000$853,360
Wage Loss$28,785$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Verification of blood thinning agents being taken are screened both by staff and by physician prior to treatment
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. MUHAMMAD A MALIK Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-912CA

Indemnity Paid: $275,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201573102
Claim Number : CL-00197
Date Submitted : 1/7/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-063787 4102
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Maureen   Williams
Street Address
P.O. Box 9010
City State Zip
Stuart FL 34995
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(772) 288 - 5899     maureen.williams@martinhealth.org
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual MUHAMMAD A MALIK
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Self-Insurer P.O. BOX 9010
City State Zip Code County
STUART FL 34995 Martin
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
Trust-2014 HPL $5,000,000 *NR
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME112057 Nephrology - No Surgery  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F St. Lucie
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Outpatient Facility Fresenius Medical Care
Name of Institution Code
N/A 000000
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Outpatient dialysis facility
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
7/20/2012 9/20/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient's past medical history was significant for: diabetes, chronic renal failure, CAD, COPD, HTN, cardiomegaly and recurrent pleural effusion.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
On 7/20/12 the patient presented to an outpatient dialysis facility for hemodialysis. While at the facility the patient developed chills and was noted to have a fever. She was evaluated by the nephrologist who determined the patient's symptoms were consistent with an infection. He appropriately ordered IV Vancomycin and Gentamicin.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient experienced an anaplylactic reaction shortly after the IV Vancomycin administration was started and she expired despite all resuscitative measures. The insured physician was not involved in the resuscitation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
8/6/2014 14-912CA
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Martin 12/5/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Nephrology & Internal Medicine Associates, Inc.
Khilnani, Resham
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 Decision Other
Other Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/5/2015
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $275,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $50,000
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 Date Anticipated
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 case was throughly investigated and favorable expert opinion was obtained from a board certified nephrologist. However; for business reasons a confidential settlement was reached in lieu of the uncertain risk of trial.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. ABDEL HAMID M ELHOUSHY Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 11-1356-CA

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201469576
Claim Number :5146801-01
Date Submitted :1/30/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
35-0506406 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSusan KSpielman
Street Address
5814 Reed Road
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0340  reportaclaim@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualABDEL HAMIDMELHOUSHY
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed524 SE Osceola St, Ste 100
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
697218$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME88279Anesthesiology 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Recovery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/24/20104/8/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Anesthesia for surgery
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Improper post-op evaluation
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Paraplegia
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/12/201111-1356-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin1/24/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Crouch MD, F M
Martin Memorial Medical Center Inc
Ocala Heart & Vascular Institute
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/25/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$37,570
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,774
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$100,000
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Charles M Callahan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA05401

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200537756
Claim Number :A04-31788-03
Date Submitted :10/26/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCheriMMontague
Street Address
1000 Riverside Drive, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423043(904) 358 - 6728montague@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCharlesMCallahan
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3755 7th Terrace, Ste 302A
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
26581$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68793Infectious Diseases - No Surgery80246

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/14/200312/20/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient had one day history of chills, fever, headaches, nausea and vomiting.Lab work done.The patient was diagnosed with viral meningitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was given steroid even after being diagnosed with viral meningitis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient kept on steroids, resulting in retinal necrosis/loss of vision left eye.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/26/2005CA05401
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin9/26/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Ulrich, M.D., Guy R
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/26/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$4,698
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,480
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. WALLACE E WENGLER Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 02-873-ca

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538289
Claim Number :551 01 764009
Date Submitted :11/15/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
INTERSTATE FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2259886 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRuby Thompson
Street Address
33 West Monroe
CityStateZip
ChicagoIL60603
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(312) 456 - 5227 (312) 577 - 9507rthomps2@ffic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualWALLACEEWENGLER
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed835 S.E. OSCEOLA STREET
CityStateZip CodeCounty
STUARTFL34994Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
DPP 1100397$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME33979Surgery - Vascular 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/1/20017/19/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
air in the peritoneal cavity
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
insured discovered perforation in the colon during a laparotomy and performed an anastomosis and hemicollectomy.
Diagnostic Code :250
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
it is alleged the anastomois broke down resulting in sepsis and eventually death from pulmonary problems
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/7/200202-873-ca
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin7/8/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
TREASURE COAST SURGICAL GROUP
CHARNIVTAYAPONG, KASEM
PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF STUART
KUMAR, AMITABH
BASKIN, GORDON
GASTROENTEROLOGY CONSULTANTS
MONAHAN, MARY ELLEN
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES
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
Othersettled-dismissed
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
7/8/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$69,778
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$1,273
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$150,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$100,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
NONE
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Joseph K Clouser Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 07-1580-CA

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850792
Claim Number :10048
Date Submitted :9/4/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PHYSICIANS PREFERRED INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
27-0087259 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJessicaGLance
Street Address
9310 Old Kings Rd S Suite 702
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32257
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 332 - 7841 (904) 332 - 7842jlance@physicianspreferred.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJosephKClouser
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1815 S. Kanner Highway
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
10724$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME49776Surgery - Gynecology 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/18/20063/9/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Endometrial cancer
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Hysteroscopy and fractional D&C
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to timely diagnose and treat bowel perforation and sepsis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/16/200707-1580-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin9/3/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
8/13/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$23,774
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
None Known
 
Updates
 
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