Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Palm Beach County Florida

Dr. Arnold W Mackles Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CL994772A0

Indemnity Paid: $749,999,750.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200746435
Claim Number :00-004658
Date Submitted :8/1/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualVern FShirley
Street Address
700 South Flower Street, Suite 2700
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90017
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(213) 615 - 2682 (213) 622 - 5004vern.shirley@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualArnoldWMackles
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed238 CORAL CAY TER
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PALM BEACH GARDENSFL33418-4004Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0117772180000$3,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME42190Surgery - Obstetrics - Gynecology 

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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
SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL100010
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/25/19961/5/1999
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to properly monitor and manage blood levels, and platelet counts causing intra-ventricular hemorrhage to the brain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to properly monitor and manage blood levels, and platelet counts causing intra-ventricular hemorrhage to the brain.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to properly monitor and manage blood levels, and platelet counts causing intra-ventricular hemorrhage to the brain.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to properly monitor and manage blood levels, and platelet counts causing intra-ventricular hemorrhage to the brain.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/23/1999CL994772A0
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach4/26/2002
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
5/6/2002
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$749,999,750
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$149,284,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$11,397,800
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
No Risk Management Services provided.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Atilla Eagleman Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CL-00-4828-AF

Indemnity Paid: $29,750,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200432214
Claim Number :256632
Date Submitted :12/12/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
35-0506406 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualPamelaAPrudlow
Street Address
5814 Reed Rd
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0370 (260) 486 - 0785pamela.prudlow@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAtilla Eagleman
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2501 S Seacrest Blvd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Boynton BeachFL33435Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
623991$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME45214Gynecology - No Surgery0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BETHESDA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100002
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Labor and Delivery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/30/199712/31/1997
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
birth
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
forceps assisted delivery
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
inappropriately expedited delivery
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
brain damage
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
5/15/2000CL-00-4828-AF
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach3/22/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
BETHESDA MEMORIAL
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/22/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$29,750,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$369,049
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$138,901
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:12/12/2007 10:00:58 AM
Reason for Change:Original settlement rejected.Case was tried to a verdict and settlement was reached after appeal filed.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid103255138901
Indemnity Paid25000029750000
Cause of Injuryforceps deliveryforceps assisted delivery
Injured Person Address CountyPalm Beach
Location of Institutional InjuryPatients' RoomLabor and Delivery Room
Legal System StageMore than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.During appeal.
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel171511369049
Insured License Number45214ME45214
Insured Address Street2501 S Seacreat Blvd2501 S Seacrest Blvd
Court DecisionNo Court Proceedings.Judgment for the plaintiff.
Injured Person First NameLukLuke

 

 

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Dr. James S Shecter Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 502005CA008972

Indemnity Paid: $5,500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201263393
Claim Number :275580
Date Submitted :7/16/2012
 
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
IndividualJamesSShecter
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1800 Forest Hill Blvd, Ste A2
CityStateZip CodeCounty
West Palm BeachFL33406Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
682383$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME67971Emergency Medicine - Including Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL110006
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/10/20036/7/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Heart related problem
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Thrombolytic medication
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Improper treatment
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Pain and suffering, subsequent heart transplant and death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/9/2007502005CA008972
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach3/27/2012
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Emergency Physician Enterprises Inc
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/27/2012
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$5,500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$682,352
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$209,738
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,000,000
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
 
 
Date of Change:7/16/2012 9:49:52 AM
Reason for Change:Correct Circuit Court Case Number
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Court Case Number502005CA00972502005CA008972

 

 

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Dr. Daniel L Thornton Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004 CA 000117 MB AO

Indemnity Paid: $3,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201059402
Claim Number :116912
Date Submitted :7/11/2012
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProAssurance Casualty Company
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDanielLThornton
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1240 Palmetto Court, Unit 104
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32963Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP35627$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME13456Pediatrics - No Surgery0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MIndian River
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
1/26/20026/3/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Pneumococcal meningitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to timely diagnose and treat pneumococcal meningitis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Cognitive deficits and hearing loss.
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
1/9/20042004 CA 000117 MB AO
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach12/13/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Treasure Coast Pediatrics, PA
Tenet St. Mary's
Indian River Memorial Hospital
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
5/10/2011
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$168,310
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$133,824
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$3,000,000
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
Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:5/31/2011 2:00:34 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect issuance of settlement checks, and amount of legal fees and expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Safety Management Steps TakenInsured discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid102657133684
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel152115166078
 
Date of Change:7/11/2012 11:06:56 AM
Reason for Change:State Report updated to reflect additional legal fees and expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel166078168310
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid133684133824

 

 

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Dr. Alberto Marante Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 50-2012-CA-023457MB

Indemnity Paid: $2,500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201783231
Claim Number : 24357-1
Date Submitted : 10/2/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
LANCET INDEMNITY RISK RETENTION GROUP INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
26-1479165  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Christopher   Teter
Street Address
2810 West St. Isabel Street Suite 100
City State Zip
Tampa FL 33602
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(813) 290 - 8282 265   cteter@lancetindemnity.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Alberto   Marante
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 129 Flagler Promenade South
City State Zip Code County
West Palm Beach FL 33405 Palm Beach
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
LI091204001245 $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME44924 Pediatrics - No Surgery  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Palm Beach
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL 110006
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
4/9/2011 8/7/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Treatment was sought for a restricted airwary.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged improper administration of ketamine that caused respiratory failure and ultimately death.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged improper administration of ketamine that caused respiratory failure and ultimately death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
12/21/2012 50-2012-CA-023457MB
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Palm Beach 8/22/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court Decision Other
Judgment for the plaintiff.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
8/22/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $2,500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $200,000
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 $2,500,000 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurer is unaware of what steps have been taken.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. ALEXANDER J WILLIAMS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2015ca002806

Indemnity Paid: $1,250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201782198
Claim Number : PHY-14-274645
Date Submitted : 6/2/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
LEXINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
52-1662720  
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 ALEXANDER J WILLIAMS
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 5352 LINTON BLVD.
City State Zip Code County
DELRAY BEACH FL 33484 Palm Beach
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
6797715 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME112278 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 Palm Beach
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Hospital/Institution DELRAY MEDICAL CENTER
Name of Institution Code
N/A 000000
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other ER
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
6/18/2014 9/18/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
STROKE
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
SEE IN ER
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT STROKE
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
PERMANENT INJURIES
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
3/10/2015 2015ca002806
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Palm Beach 6/2/2017
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
5/26/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $1,250,000
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 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. Ravi Pandey Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2009 CA 007346

Indemnity Paid: $1,100,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201573419
Claim Number : FL0169
Date Submitted : 2/9/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTHCARE UNDERWRITERS GROUP OF FLORIDA INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
32-0090369  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Yvette   de la Morena
Street Address
1250 S. Pine Island Road Suite 300
City State Zip
Plantation FL 33324
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 923 - 1900     ymorena@hugroups.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Ravi   Pandey
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 250 Australian Avenue, Suite 400
City State Zip Code County
West Palm Beach FL 33401 Palm Beach
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
1000000 $3,000,000 *NR
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME71893 Internal Medicine - 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 Palm Beach
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Patient's Home  
Name of Institution Code
   
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
   
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
7/31/2006 10/19/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient medication changed due to content of current prescription
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Estate of patient alleges improper prescription led to overdose causing death
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death of patient
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
2/26/2009 2009 CA 007346
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Palm Beach 8/21/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
MetCare of Florida
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
12/23/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $1,100,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $109,544
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
Discussed with insured
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Neil G Goldhaber Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA 01-8415-AG

Indemnity Paid: $1,100,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538114
Claim Number :00-0651
Date Submitted :11/8/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CLARENDON NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
52-0266645 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKim Cote
Street Address
2000 W. Sam Houston Parkway South
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77042
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 722 - 16481648(713) 243 - 7311kim_cote@ajg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNeilGGoldhaber
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8198 JOG RD # 102B
CityStateZip CodeCounty
BOYNTON BEACHFL33437-2900Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
CMP0006752$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME72673Otorhinolaryngology - No Surgery 

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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
JFK MEDICAL CENTER100080
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/1/200011/8/2000
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent a septoplasty w/bilateral endoscopic maxillary antrostomy & bilateral endoscopic total ethmoidectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
During endoscopic sinus surgery, the eye orbit was penetrated which resected medial rectus muscle & injured third cranial nerve.
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
8/15/2001CA 01-8415-AG
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach9/23/2003
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
10/24/2002
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,100,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$86,276
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$18,747
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
 
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Dr. Mark Schor Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA 02-14147

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200537170
Claim Number :24-02L276053/833528
Date Submitted :10/7/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CHICAGO INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-6042949 
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
IndividualMark Schor
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2268 GREENVIEW COVE DR
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Village of WellingtonFL33414-7755Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSP 3000297$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME51642Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL100010
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/23/20016/30/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was airlifted to emergency room following a diving accident.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
our insured treated patient in the Emergency room.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Patient alleges failure to timely diagnose bends.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient suffers from Spastic Paraparesis and constant pain, his injuries are permanent.
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
6/8/2002CA 02-14147
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach9/28/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
St. Mary's Medical Center
Altus, Craig S
Cardiology Associates of Palm Beach
Kachel, Richard
Dimberg, Bjorn
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
7/22/2004
 
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$9,294
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$500,000
Wage Loss$0$500,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Richard Beerman Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 02-015411-AO

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433075
Claim Number :00-0173
Date Submitted :10/6/2004
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CLARENDON NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
52-0266645 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy  Thomas
Street Address
2000 West Sam Houston Parkway South, 19th Floor; One Briarlake Plaza
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77042-361
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 8868 (713) 461 - 8130nancy_thomas@ajg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRichard Beerman
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4458 Woodfield Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Boca RatonFL33434Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
CMP0008037$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME38975Radiology - Diagnostic - No Surgery 

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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
WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER110008
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherRadiology - Ultrasound
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/31/20018/21/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Congenital heart defect
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to find congenital heart defect from ultrasound
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
NA
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Severe neurological damage - permanent
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/8/200302-015411-AO
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach9/29/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Richard Beerman, M.D., P.A.
Imaging Consultants of South Florida
West Boca Medical Center
West Boca 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
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/30/2004
 
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$155,071
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,998
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
 
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Dr. Neil P Morandi Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA 02-15240 AO

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433696
Claim Number :40-007311
Date Submitted :12/8/2004
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078  heidi.tam@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNeilPMorandi
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5 Monterey Point
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Palm Beach GardensFL33148Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0117776130000-0014$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73684Emergency Medicine - Including Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER110010
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/26/20029/4/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose testicular torsion in a 15 year old male, resulting in the loss of a testicle.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to diagnose testicular torsion in a 15 year old male, resulting in the loss of a testicle.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose testicular torsion in a 15 year old male, resulting in the loss of a testicle.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient was examined, administered pain medications and a Doppler ultrasound was ordered.The patient was diagnosed as having a torsion/epididymitis.
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
7/14/2002CA 02-15240 AO
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach11/17/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Wellington Regional Medical Center
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After court verdict and prior to filing of notice of appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the defendant. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/1/2004
 
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$123,698
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$16,782
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$13,678$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
This is a risk management issue.There are no risk management services available to the insured.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Orlon Carr Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 00-9999

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200641889
Claim Number :97-0174
Date Submitted :8/7/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CLARENDON NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
52-0266645 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancyJThomas
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77024
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 8868 (713) 461 - 8130nancy_thomas@ajg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOrlon Carr
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed210 JUPITER LAKES BLVD
CityStateZip CodeCounty
JUPITERFL33458-7191Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
CMP0005836$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME37479Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery80102

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER100253
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/4/19987/8/1998
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Aortic Aneurysm
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alelged failure to appropriately diagnose and treat an aortic aneurysm with symptoms of unrelenting back pain, failure to timely order diagnostic studies, failur eto refer to other facility.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Ruptured aortic aneurysm resulting in death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/13/200000-9999
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach8/4/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Kaplan, Bryan
Jupiter Emergency Medical Specialists
Jupiter 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 DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/2/2004
 
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$157,344
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$4,828
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 at this time.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. DAVID RITTER Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CL00-1201 AN

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200643570
Claim Number :A99-21581-99
Date Submitted :12/15/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
ANESTHESIOLOGISTS PROFESSIONAL ASSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-2820748 
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
IndividualDAVID RITTER
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6234 N.W. 23rd Terrace
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Boca RatonFL33496Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
29418$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME40631Anesthesiology80151

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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
WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER110008
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/19/19991/21/1999
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Recurrent incisional hernia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Ventral hernia reapir and abdominoplasty.
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
6/21/1999CL00-1201 AN
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach2/19/2002
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Delray Anesth.
S. Palm Beach Anesth.
West Boca Med. Center
Yalamanchi, MD, Bose
Margolis, MD, David
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
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
5/16/2001
 
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$67,937
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$14,474
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Kenneth Kasten Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CL-01-0567 AO

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200643637
Claim Number :14775-01
Date Submitted :12/26/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy Kirsch
Street Address
327 Plaza Real, Suite 319
CityStateZip
Boca RatonFL33432
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(561) 362 - 3332 (561) 417 - 6125nkirsch@acaponline.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKenneth Kasten
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed10301 Hagen Ranch Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Boynton BeachFL33437Pasco
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
125106$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME48537Ophthalmology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
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
10/21/19983/1/1999
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Cataracts, both eyes.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Cataract removal and lense implantation.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
It is alleged that the recognition of a retinal detachment was delayed due to receptionist who worked for the insured, failed to make a timely appointment for examination of complaints of floaters.By the time the insured saw the patient, the macula was involved in the detachment, resulting in blindness in one eye.Further it is alleged that the patient fell and struck head as a result of no vision in the one eye resulting in a subdural hematoma and alleged brain injury.
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
1/17/2001CL-01-0567 AO
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach12/26/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
KENNETH A. KASTEN, M.D., 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
12/20/2006
 
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$21,687
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$9,023
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
Insured consulted with claims personnel and defense counsel.A total of $1,000,000.00 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of the insured due only to his vicarious liability for his employee.NO ALLEGATIONS OF MALPRACTICE WERE MADE AGAINST THE INSURED HIMSELF.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. THOMAS KIRCHNER Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA 02-10557 AA

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850500
Claim Number :551 01 833816
Date Submitted :8/12/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CHICAGO INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-6042949 
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
IndividualTHOMAS KIRCHNER
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed17136 Golf Pine Circle
CityStateZip CodeCounty
West Palm BeachFL33414Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSP 3000906$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME71412Radiology - Diagnostic - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL110006
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/26/19994/8/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented with complaints of daily fever.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Several test and procedures were performed including a Gallium Scan which was read by our insured.
Diagnostic Code :010
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiffs allege our insured failed to properly read the Gallium Scan which lead to a failure to diagnose a dermal tract abscess.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/30/2002CA 02-10557 AA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach7/3/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL
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
4/1/2008
 
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$97,961
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,979
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$300,000
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
NONE
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Tommy Coffman Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 502004CA005100

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200955828
Claim Number :29999-01
Date Submitted :12/22/2009
 
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
IndividualTommy Coffman
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2889 10th Avenue N
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Lake WorthFL33461Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
98921$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME23499Surgery - Opthalmology80114

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
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
12/17/20011/14/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Cataracts.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Disputed allegation of improper retinal exam, after cataract surgery, resulting in retinal detachment.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Loss of vision, left eye.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/18/2004502004CA005100
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach12/2/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/2/2009
 
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$268,531
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$170,478
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,000,000
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. James Goad Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2013CA010786AB

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470713
Claim Number :148580-3
Date Submitted :5/5/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
HEALTH CARE INDEMNITY, INC.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
61-0904881 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTeresa Ross
Street Address
One Park Plaza P.O. Box 555
CityStateZip
NashvilleTN37202
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 344 - 5804  Teresa.Ross@HCAHealthcare.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJames Goad
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12953 Palms West Drive Suite 201
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LoxahatcheeFL33470Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10111$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME97137Surgery - General01

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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
WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER110010
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/7/20111/29/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Cholecystitis, pancreatitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Three days after discharge, patient suffered sepsis induced arrest, causing blindness, quadriplegia and brain damage.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Brain damage, paralysis, blindness.
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
8/14/20132013CA010786AB
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach4/16/2014
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
4/11/2014
 
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$33,368
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$21,939
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$500,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$665,000$7,000,000
Wage Loss$100,000$700,000
Other Expenses$50,000$200,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review of policies and procedures.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Kerry S Lane Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2012 CA020960

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201884938
Claim Number : 5148534-01
Date Submitted : 8/29/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
35-0506406  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Lynn Louthan
Street Address
5814 Reed Road
City State Zip
Ft Wayne IN 46835
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0778     reportaclaim@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kerry S Lane
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 6680 Tiburon Circle PH1-18
City State Zip Code County
Boca Raton FL 33433 Palm Beach
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
719682 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME39589 Anesthesiology  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Palm Beach
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL 100010
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
1/26/2011 3/8/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
26 weeks gestation, PROM
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Subarachnoid block anesthesia prior to c-section
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
failure to administer anesthesia in timely manner.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
resultant CP of child born at 27 weeks gestation
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
11/15/2012 2012 CA020960
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Palm Beach 3/21/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Lopez MD, Berto
Sanches MD, Lisa M
OB GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches PA
Anesthesia And Critical Care Specialists of Palm Beach PA
Tenet St Mary's Inc dba St Mary's 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
3/21/2018
 
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 $208,584
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $60,554
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
n/a
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change: 8/29/2018 8:30:53 AM
Reason for Change: ALE UPDATE
 
Field Changed Former Value New Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel 136427 208584
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid 45404 60554

 

 

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Dr. Julian C Leichter Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 502017CA000574

Indemnity Paid: $950,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201884791
Claim Number : 335345
Date Submitted : 3/23/2018
 
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 Kelly   Andrews
Street Address
12724 Gran Bay Parkway, W., Suite 400
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32258
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038     kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Julian C Leichter
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 7000 W. Camino Real Suite 120
City State Zip Code County
Boca Raton FL 33433 Palm Beach
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
0950763 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Dentistry  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
DN7142 Periodontics  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F Palm Beach
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Physician's Office  
Name of Institution Code
   
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Physician's office
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
3/19/2015 10/23/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented with pain in tooth #18.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Tooth #18 was extracted and implant was placed.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient had recurrent infections in her left mandible.
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 Suit Circuit Court Case Number
2/28/2017 502017CA000574
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Palm Beach 3/12/2018
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 not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/12/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $950,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $21,930
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $16,379
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $600,000 $0
Wage Loss $500,000 $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. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. WILLIAM MERRELL Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA0302458AN

Indemnity Paid: $950,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538128
Claim Number :551 01 833617
Date Submitted :11/8/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CHICAGO INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-6042949 
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
IndividualWILLIAM MERRELL
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5301 S CONGRESS AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LANTANAFL33462-1149Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSP 3000414$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME14615Radiology - Diagnostic - Minor Surgery 

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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
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/25/20009/1/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
PATIENT PRESENTED FOR AN X-RAY DUE TO COMPLAINTS OF BACK PAIN
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
OUR INSURED PERFORMED A CHEST X-RAY READ IT AS UNREMARKABLE AND A NORMAL STUDY
Diagnostic Code :010
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
PLAINTIFF ALLEGES INSURED FAILED TO NOTE A BILATERAL PARASPINAL MASS OF THE LOWER THORACIC SPINE THAT WAS AN ANGIOCARCOMA CANCER
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/5/2003CA0302458AN
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach4/6/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
JOSHUA, BASKARAN
BUTLER, HOWARD
JFK MEDICAL CENTER
BACCHUS, ALBAN
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
4/4/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$950,000
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$100,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$850,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
NONE
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Alejandra Bonnet Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004 CA 009432 XXXX

Indemnity Paid: $900,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200641765
Claim Number :PMG-03-AOMP32955-AB
Date Submitted :7/31/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EVEREST INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
22-3520347 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancyJThomas
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77024
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 8868 (713) 461 - 8130nancy_thomas@ajg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAlejandra Bonnet
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2405 WILDERNESS DR S
CityStateZip CodeCounty
FORT PIERCEFL34982-6558St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
4700000112-031$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME61497Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BETHESDA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100002
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPediatric Unit
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/4/20044/27/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Infant with history of fever for two days
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Referred to Dr. Bonnet for admission.Diagnosed cellulitis and ordered repeat of labs.Examined again and noted change in condition of child's right arm.No pulse and capillary refill absent. Consults called but not available so Dr. Bonnet arranged for transfer to other facility for pediatric surgery.Arrived in full shock.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Diagnosed cellulitis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to diagnose necrotizing fasciitis resulting in amputation of right arm, left hand and left great toe of infant.
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
10/18/20042004 CA 009432 XXXX
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach7/29/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Bethesda Memorial Hospital
Moffitt, M.D., Mary
Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida
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
12/15/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$900,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$144,435
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$40,552
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. STEVEN I GOODMAN Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # CA 02-10667AA

Indemnity Paid: $900,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850932
Claim Number :502093
Date Submitted :9/19/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN HEALTHCARE INDEMNITY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-2048400 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDeborah AFuller
Street Address
1888 Century Park East, #800
CityStateZip
Los Angeles CA90067
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 556 - 7414  dfuller@scpie.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSTEVENIGOODMAN
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed9980 Central Park Blvd., No. 116
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Boca RatonFL33428Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
56735$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68574Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL110006
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/29/199912/20/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Unexplained fever and difficulty walking in child with multiple congenital abnormalities including spina bifida occulta
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Prescription of steroids
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to timely diagnose intra-spinal abscesses
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to timely diagnose intra-spinal abscesses and inappropriate prescription of steroids resulted in worsening of eventual outcome.Patient was left with significant residual complaints including bowel and bladder incontinence, ambulation difficulty, visual and hearing deficits and mental challenges.
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
6/26/2003CA 02-10667AA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach8/13/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Arthritis Assoc. of South Florida
Kirchner, MD , Thomas
Abellon, MD, Juan
Baynham, MD, Brett
Sherron, MD, Patricia
Mateo, MD, Jose
Rodriguez-Cortes, MD , Hector
Palms West Radiology Associates
Wellington Images Associates
Columbia Palms West Hospital Limited Partnership
Wellington Pediatrics
Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute
Associates in Pediatric Cardiology
Palm Beach Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Children's Hematology and Oncology Associates
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
8/27/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$900,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$234,372
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$52,029
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Gary Tobis Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2005CA012130

Indemnity Paid: $900,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200952913
Claim Number :32888-01
Date Submitted :3/11/2009
 
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
IndividualGary Tobis
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed399 Tequesta Dr, Ste 102
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TequestaFL33469Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
64377$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME44113Internal Medicine - No Surgery80257

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
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
4/11/20058/2/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Headaches.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to properly prescribe and dispense prescription medications, resulting in death.
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
1/10/20062005CA012130
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach2/18/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Jupiter 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 DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
2/18/2009
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$900,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$125,214
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$87,110
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$900,000
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. JOSEPH J ZARLENGO Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2016-CA-001555

Indemnity Paid: $875,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201885719
Claim Number : 155288-1
Date Submitted : 6/22/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTH CARE INDEMNITY, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
61-0904881  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Christina J Stoker
Street Address
1100 Charlotte Ave, Ste 500
City State Zip
Nashville TN 37203
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(615) 344 - 1779   (615) 344 - 5889 christina.stoker@hcahealthcare.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual JOSEPH J ZARLENGO
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 13001 SOUTHERN BLVD
City State Zip Code County
LOXAHATCHEE FL 33470 Palm Beach
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10113 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
OS8907 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 Palm Beach
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Emergency Room  
Name of Institution Code
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL 110006
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other EMERGENCY ROOM
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
5/18/2013 5/20/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
PATIENT WITH HISTORY OF BACK PAIN, HERNIATED DISCS AND EPIDURAL INJECTION TWO WEEKS EARLIER PRESENTED TO FACILITY WITH COMPLAINTS OF LOWER BACK PAIN AND NUMBNESS TO HER LEFT LEG.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
PATIENT WAS EVALUATED, TREATED WITH INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION OF DILAUDID, PRESCRIBED A PAIN RELIEVER AND DISHCARGED.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ACUTE CAUDA EQUINA SYNDROME WITH NEUROGENIC BLADDER.
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
2/17/2016 2016-CA-001555
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Palm Beach 6/11/2018
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 not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
5/30/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $875,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $95,725
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $59,064
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $375,000
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $500,000
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
REVIEW OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
 
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Dr. JUAN ROIG Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004-CA1264

Indemnity Paid: $843,750.00

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Department File Number :M200849802
Claim Number :40009127
Date Submitted :6/6/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLaurieRSchwartz
Street Address
335 N. Maple Drive
CityStateZip
Beverly HillsCA90210
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 696 - 0286 (310) 979 - 4930lschwartz@litneutral.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJUAN ROIG
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1850 S.E. 18th Street, #904
CityStateZip CodeCounty
OcalaFL34471Citrus
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0117773620000$5,000,000$5,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME62999Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL100010
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/16/20015/1/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Severe infant anemia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to respond to respiratory distress, maintain and monitor hematocrit and hemoglobin levels and order transfusion to treat infant anemia, thus causing brain injury to infant.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to respond to respiratory distress, maintain and monitor hematocrit and hemoglobin levels and order transfusion to treat infant anemia, thus causing brain injury to infant.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Brain injury to infant.
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
2/5/20042004-CA1264
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach3/7/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Bankston, MD, John
St. Mary's Medical Center;
Browne, MD, Lyle
Cordoba, MD, Enoch
Kanter, MD, David
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
6/6/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$843,750
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$6,713,296$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
There are no applicable safety management steps to be undertaken.This was a compromisedsettlement of a highly disputed claim vis-a-vis our insured physician.There was no admission of liability.It should be noted that the settlement of this case was well below 50% of the child's past medical expenses.No monies were paid on behalf of non-economic damages.The settlement of this claim was solely based upon economic considerations, only.
 
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