Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Sarasota County Florida

Dr. Brian A Schofield Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2003 CA 4313NC

Indemnity Paid: $1,250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200537265
Claim Number :A01-25292-01
Date Submitted :10/12/2005
 
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
IndividualBrianASchofield
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4937 Clark Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34233Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
18245$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68192Surgery - Orthopedic80154

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
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
6/19/200112/31/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Septic infection of wrist, resulting in osteomyelitis of bones in wrist.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Failure to properly interpret lab studies.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose infectious process in wrist.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Surgical fusion of wrist.
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
4/1/20032003 CA 4313NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota9/15/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Gulfcoast Orthopaedic 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
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/15/2005
 
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$17,983
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$10,307
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$743,608
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$91,392$15,000
Wage Loss$100,000$300,000
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. Scott A Tetreault Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004 CA 10891 NC

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200643117
Claim Number :A04-30981-03
Date Submitted :11/13/2006
 
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
IndividualScottATetreault
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5969 Cattle Ridge Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34232Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
64663$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME65204Oncology - no surgery80259

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
COLUMBIA DOCTORS' HOSPITAL-SARASOTA100166
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/12/20037/1/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Sickle cell disease.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to treat acute chest syndrome.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Kidney damage and ophthalmologic disorder.
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
11/23/20042004 CA 10891 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota10/25/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Sarasota Doctor's Hospital
Dudenhoeffer, M.D., Thomas K
Erb, D.O., Donald
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
10/25/2006
 
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$76,162
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$57,659
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. Thomas K Dudenhoeffer Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004 CA 10891 NC

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200744931
Claim Number :30981-02
Date Submitted :3/22/2007
 
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
IndividualThomasKDudenhoeffer
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7721 Holiday Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34231Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
30170$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME65379Internal Medicine - No Surgery80257

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
COLUMBIA DOCTORS' HOSPITAL-SARASOTA100166
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/12/20037/6/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Sickle cell disease crisis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose acute chest syndrome.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Kidney failure and neurologic 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
11/18/20042004 CA 10891 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota3/1/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Columbia Doctor's Hospital-Sarasota
Erb, D.O., Donald
Tetreault, M.D., Scott
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
3/1/2007
 
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$81,633
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$74,472
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 Eadens Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2010CA004994NC

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201058861
Claim Number :39497-02
Date Submitted :10/20/2010
 
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
IndividualJames Eadens
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2001 Webber Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34231Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
79670$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME14383Pathology - No Surgery80266

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100087
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/14/20061/29/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Severe colitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to timely diagnose colon cancer, resulting in a one year delay with metastasis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Colon cancer.
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
5/17/20102010CA004994NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota10/1/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
10/1/2010
 
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$17,160
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$16,770
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. Kevin L Boyer Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2003 CA 2236NC

Indemnity Paid: $995,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200535176
Claim Number :A02-27267-00
Date Submitted :6/19/2006
 
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
IndividualKevinLBoyer
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7252 Manatee Avenue W
CityStateZip CodeCounty
BradentonFL34209Manatee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
37815$1,500,000$4,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68033Surgery - Neurology - Including Child80152

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MManatee
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
7/25/200010/24/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
L5-S1 herniated disc and osteosarcoma of the left hip.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose osteosarcoma of the left hip.
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
3/5/20032003 CA 2236NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota5/26/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Maklad, M.D., Nabil
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
5/26/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$995,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$91,035
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$37,604
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$995,000
Deductible$50,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:6/19/2006 10:11:54 AM
Reason for Change:A payment of $495,000 was made on 4/14/2005 and balance of $500,000 was paid 5/26/2006.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid1635637604
Indemnity Paid495000995000
Cause of InjuryAlleged delay in diagnosis of sarcoma.None.
Final DiagnosisClaimant was diagnosed with herniated disk and underwent surgical treatment for it. He was subsequently diagnosed with a pelvic sarcoma.L5-S1 herniated disc and osteosarcoma of the left hip.
Injured Person Address Street4104 17th Avenue West4104 17th Ave W
Payment Date14-APR-0526-MAY-06
Amount of Deductible Paid by Defendant050000
MisdiagnosisClaimant was treated for radiculopathy. It was claimed that there was a two month delay in the diagnosis of a sarcoma.Alleged failure to diagnose osteosarcoma of the left hip.
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel2325591035
Insured Address Street7252 Manatee Avenue W.7252 Manatee Avenue W
Date of Final Disposition14-APR-0526-MAY-06
Injured Person Total Non-Economic Loss495000995000

 

 

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Dr. DAVID K ALDRICH Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2003 CA-3609NC

Indemnity Paid: $888,208.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200744625
Claim Number :119555
Date Submitted :9/23/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProNational Insurance Company
Street Address
13919 Carrollwood Village Run
CityStateZip
TampaFL33618-2746
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 969 - 2010 (813) 969 - 2120SNorris@ProAssurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDAVIDKALDRICH
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed436 Nokomis Avenue South
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VeniceFL34285Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP38244$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME21203Surgery - Thoracic00000

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BON SECOURS-VENICE HOSPITAL103004
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/5/200112/3/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Acute cholecystitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged injury to the common bile duct during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Following surgery, ERCP indicated a stricture of the common bile duct which required balloon dilatation and an internal biliary stent.
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
3/19/20032003 CA-3609NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota2/12/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Surgical Associates of Venice
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff after appeal ... 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
2/16/2007
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$888,208
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$80,578
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$102,649
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 has discussed case with insurance company personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:5/24/2007 3:39:46 PM
Reason for Change:Update to reflect additional legal fees and expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid8116681359
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel8046384922
 
Date of Change:9/6/2007 3:51:38 PM
Reason for Change:Update to reflect additional legal fees and expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid8135981366
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel8492285324
 
Date of Change:9/23/2008 3:41:02 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect additional legal fees paid, and to reflect refund of costs.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid81366102649
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel8532480578

 

 

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Dr. Brian C James Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2001-CA15226 NC

Indemnity Paid: $750,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433508
Claim Number :A01-24178-98
Date Submitted :11/24/2004
 
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
IndividualBrianCJames
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3920 Bee Ridge Road, Bldg. E, Ste. F
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34233Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
16835$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68542Anesthesiology - Pain Management80151

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
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
2/15/19986/12/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Chronic pain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Administration of intrathecal narcotics.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
A granuloma developed at the tip of the spinal cord catheter used to administer intrathecal narcotics. It was alleged that there was a delay in diagnosing this despite several referrals to other specialists, including a neurosurgeon and a neurologist.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Lower spinal cord injury.
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
10/29/20012001-CA15226 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota10/26/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Shaver, M.D., Rodger W
Radiology Regional Center, P.A.
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/26/2004
 
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$66,274
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$26,729
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$50,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$26,820$600,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$40,000$100,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
The catheter manufacturer has now instituted a safety notice regarding this complication.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Roland V Askins Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004-CA-2195NC

Indemnity Paid: $750,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200539004
Claim Number :A02-26491-01
Date Submitted :12/22/2005
 
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
IndividualRolandVAskins
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4937 Clark Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34233Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
18063$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME67527Surgery - Orthopedic80154

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
WINTER PARK PAVILION110026
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/3/20016/24/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented for revision of previously performed total hip replacement due to loose right acetabular cup.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Replacement of acetabular cup.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Placement, inadvertently of a suture directly through the sciatic nerve, resulting in drop foot.
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
4/8/20042004-CA-2195NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota11/22/2005
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
11/22/2005
 
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$19,433
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$49,429
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$750,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$116,658$200,000
Wage Loss$0$733,342
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. Richard B Malkin Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004-CA-5168NC

Indemnity Paid: $554,123.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200848201
Claim Number :128812
Date Submitted :8/20/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc.
Street Address
13919 Carrollwood Village Run
CityStateZip
TampaFL33618-2746
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 969 - 2010 (813) 969 - 2120SNorris@ProAssurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRichardBMalkin
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1961 Floyd Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34239Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP35839$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME23173Surgery - Urological00000

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
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
3/1/20022/16/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Hematuria, recurrent malignant bladder tumor.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Cystourethroscopy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose bladder tumor.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Progression of cancer necessitating radical cystectomy.
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
6/10/20042004-CA-5168NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota6/8/2006
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
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff after appeal ... 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/3/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$554,123
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$118,278
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$45,265
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$458,793
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 has discussed case with insurance company personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:8/20/2009 9:42:00 AM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect additional legal fees and expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel107959118278
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid4732145265

 

 

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Dr. Chandana Bopitiya Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2006CA1237NC

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200642647
Claim Number :B05-33164-04
Date Submitted :10/16/2006
 
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
IndividualChandana Bopitiya
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1287 U.S. Highway Bypass South
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VeniceFL34292Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
41199$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME26460Cardiovascular Disease - No Surgery80255

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BON SECOURS-VENICE HOSPITAL100070
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/12/20049/29/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Aortic dissection.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged delay in treatment.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/23/20062006CA1237NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota9/25/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Abernathy, M.D., George T
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
9/25/2006
 
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$4,098
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$249
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
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Ricardo Yaryura Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2006CA2786NC

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200744280
Claim Number :237017A
Date Submitted :2/2/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJosie Maldonado
Street Address
13450 West Sunrise Blvd., Suite 160
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 858 - 0202 (954) 838 - 7480JMaldonado@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRicardo Yaryura
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed943 S. Beneva Road, #306
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34232Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
58096$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73423Pulmonary Diseases - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationTelemetry Unit
Name of InstitutionCode
SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100087
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherTelemetry Unit
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/26/20034/27/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Evaluation ofmitral valve regurgitation
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to appropriately manage anticoagulation medication post surgery
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Cardiac arrest causing anoxic brain injury leading to blindness and disability due to mismanagement of anticoagulation after cardiac surgery
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
3/28/20062006CA2786NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota1/22/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Beggs, M.D., Martin
Graper, M.D., Peter
Sarasota Cardio & Thorac Surg Associates, P.A.
Sarasota 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
1/17/2007
 
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$36,000
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 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. Leonard Slazinski Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2004-CA-7425 NC

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200536500
Claim Number :A04-31157-00
Date Submitted :9/2/2005
 
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
IndividualLeonard Slazinski
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1851 Arlington, Suite 204
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34239Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
4921$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME30860Dermatology - No Surgery80256

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
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
3/29/20008/4/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Basal cell carcinoma of left upper lip.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Surgical removal of basal cell carcinoma.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to secure clear margins, i.e., failure to remove all cancerous cells.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Pt had to be referred to a Mohs surgeon for more extensive surgical excision of basal cell carcinoma, including removal & reconstructive surgery of corner of lip & upper lip.
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
8/4/20042004-CA-7425 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota8/4/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
8/4/2005
 
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$9,290
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$14,723
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
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. John P Fezza Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 02-17636-SC

Indemnity Paid: $475,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200432208
Claim Number :01-0061
Date Submitted :7/28/2004
 
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
IndividualJohnPFezza
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2601 S. Tamiami Trail
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34239Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
CMP0011157$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME76288Surgery - Opthalmology 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BON SECOURS-VENICE HOSPITAL103004
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/1/20025/22/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Vision and eye problems post bilateral lower lid blepharoplasty
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to follow up on complaints post op of vison and eye problems, high ocular pressure, high blood pressure
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
N/A
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Blindness in both eyes
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
7/31/200302-17636-SC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota7/7/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Laser & Surgical Services at Center for Sight, LLC
Center for Sight, P.A.
Surgery Center at St. Andrews, 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
3/15/2004
 
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$111,437
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$15,779
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. FRANK J WIERICHS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2008 CA 015639 SC

Indemnity Paid: $475,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200955542
Claim Number :154382
Date Submitted :1/14/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProAssurance Casualty Company
Street Address
13919 Carrollwood Village Run
CityStateZip
TampaFL33618-2746
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 969 - 2010 (813) 969 - 2120SNorris@ProAssurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFRANKJWIERICHS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed420 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 302
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VeniceFL34285Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP35663$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME19705Neurology - Including Child - Minor Surgery00000

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BON SECOURS-VENICE HOSPITAL100070
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/7/20065/30/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Transient ischemic attack.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Treatment with medication for resolving stroke.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death resulting from secondary stroke caused by large basilar clot resulting in death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/2/20082008 CA 015639 SC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota10/27/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Frank J. Wierichs, Jr., 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
10/28/2009
 
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$14,649
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,748
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
Insured has discussed case with insurance company personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:1/14/2010 11:10:48 AM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect additional legal fees and expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel1261914649
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid64276748

 

 

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Dr. BRIAN P LETTS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2009 CA 010030NC

Indemnity Paid: $450,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201058747
Claim Number :FL-EPS-04
Date Submitted :10/8/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
APPLIED MEDICO-LEGAL SOLUTIONS RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
81-0603029 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBarbara Faulkner
Street Address
9229 LBJ Freeway
CityStateZip
DallasTX75234
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(469) 330 - 6355 (972) 739 - 2631bfaulkner@med-edge.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBRIANPLETTS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8390 ChampionsGate Blvd., Suite 306
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Davenport FL33896Polk
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
G-AMS-115097$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME54452Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100087
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherEmergency room
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/30/200712/3/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient expired the next day.Autopsy performed lists Cause of Death as myocardial infarction due to arteriosclerotic heart disease.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Chest X-ray was performed and read as normal.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was diagnosed withthoracic pain and was discharged with meds and instruction too see general practitioner or return if symptoms worsen.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient presented to the Emergency Department complaining of cough, pain to upper back and left side.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/11/20092009 CA 010030NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota10/7/2010
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
9/21/2010
 
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$70,149
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$25,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review of Procedures.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Michael Meriwether Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2001-CA-7541-NC

Indemnity Paid: $425,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200642236
Claim Number :215311
Date Submitted :9/14/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJosie Maldonado
Street Address
13450 West Sunrise Blvd., Suite 160
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 858 - 0202 (954) 838 - 7480JMaldonado@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMichael Meriwether
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4054 Sawyer Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34233Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
56739$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43445Neurology - Including Child - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationOperating Room
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherSarasota Doctors Hospital
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/9/19977/16/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Neck pain which radiated to the left arm and hand.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Laser assisted cervical device associated with anterior cervical diskectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged right & left sided neurological deficits.
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
10/21/20012001-CA-7541-NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota9/5/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Clarus Medical
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
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
Award for defendant.
Date of Payment
8/29/2006
 
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$237,400
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$325,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$100,000$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. KATHLEEN WELCH-WILSON Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2008 CA 2349 NC

Indemnity Paid: $421,755.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201056800
Claim Number :0F2796
Date Submitted :3/25/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
OCEANUS INSURANCE COMPANY, A RISK RETENTION GROUPExcess
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
20-1066914 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKarenMRichards
Street Address
424 S, Woods Mill Road, Suite 340
CityStateZip
ChesterfieldMO63017
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(314) 579 - 4204n/a(314) 579 - 4280Karen.Richards@sedgwickcms.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKATHLEEN WELCH-WILSON
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed522 West Carlton St.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
WauchulaFL33873Hardee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
01-2005-001$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME47118Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FOrange
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
DESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100175
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/1/200610/17/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient went into respiratory distress shortly after having been diagnosed with a black widow spider bite; physician went in to immediately reassess and within one to two minutes she rapidly developed increased respiratory distress and became unconscious and stopped breathing.Although ACLS protocol being followed throughout the Code, she had recurrent malignant cardiac dysyrhythmias which resulted in a prolonged and difficult code and resuscitation.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleges improperly performed resuscitation
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleges improperly performed resuscitation resulted in catastrophic brain damage.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleges failure to protect pltf's airway when she went into respiratory distress, failure to give appropriate anti-arrhythmic medication and improperly performed resuscitation
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
2/13/20082008 CA 2349 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota9/15/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
DeSoto 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
9/15/2009
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$421,755
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$156,183
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$500,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Noe that I am aware of.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Leonard Bernard Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2006CA468NC

Indemnity Paid: $375,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200954658
Claim Number :30136-01
Date Submitted :8/25/2009
 
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
IndividualLeonard Bernard
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1261 S. Tamiami Trail
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34239Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
98009$2,000,000$5,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME64446Anesthesiology80151

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Outpatient FacilityCape Surgery Center
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/30/20042/2/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Benign lesion of chest.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Surgical removal of lesion.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death due to reaction to anesthetic agents.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/30/20062006CA468NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota8/3/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Cape Surgical 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
8/3/2009
 
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$34,771
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$14,015
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$375,000
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
Settlement charged to CRNA.CRNA dismissed from her position.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Joseph Noah Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2010CA012128NC

Indemnity Paid: $291,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201471605
Claim Number :FP4052301
Date Submitted :8/14/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKelly Andrews
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038  kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJoseph Noah
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed836 Sunset Lake Boulevard, Suite A-205
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VeniceFL34292Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FP-CL099051$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME67457Surgery - Orthopedic 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
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's Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/17/20098/9/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented for post-bilateral knee arthroplasty exam at 35 days in complaint of leg swelling the previous day that was resolved on exam.Patient was examined; rehab course was reviewed and patient instructed to call or go to ER if complaints.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Course at rehab was reviewed; legs palpated, patient instructed if major complaints to call or go to ER.Swelling had subsided.Patient went to PCP on day 42 with complaints of shortness of breath and chest pain and was referred for follow up exam in several days to cardiologist.Later on the same day the paient deteriorated and was hospitalized from ER with pulmonary emboli and died the following day.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff alleged failure to order Doppler study on 35th day visit.Distinguished experts strongly disputed indication for same.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff died of pulmonary emboli on 43 post-operative day.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/13/20102010CA012128NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota7/29/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
Disposed of by Court
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$291,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$68,746
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$130,198
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.Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Virind Gupta Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2010CA000424NC

Indemnity Paid: $275,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201264333
Claim Number :39006-01
Date Submitted :7/13/2012
 
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
IndividualVirind Gupta
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4541 Bee Ridge Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34233Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
16514$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME57638Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery80239

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
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
6/19/20057/28/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient sought treatment for chronic low back pain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient was treated conservatively with pain medication.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged inappropriate and excessive prescription pain medication.
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
1/16/20102010CA000424NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota6/22/2012
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
6/22/2012
 
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$70,624
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$81,247
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$275,000
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. Ronald J Heromin Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2003-CA-18614 NC

Indemnity Paid: $275,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200640428
Claim Number :125554
Date Submitted :2/2/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProNational Insurance Company
Street Address
13919 Carrollwood Village Run
CityStateZip
TampaFL33618-2746
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 969 - 2010 (813) 969 - 2120SNorris@ProAssurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRonaldJHeromin
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed779 Medical Drive, Suite 7
CityStateZip CodeCounty
EnglewoodFL34223Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP37957$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME47301Surgery - Orthopedic00000

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL110004
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/23/20019/15/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to Dr. Heromin with a two week history of hip, groin and interior thigh pain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent in situ pinning of a right hip subcapital femoral neck fracture.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiffs allege Dr. Heromin misdiagnosed a hip fracture.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiffs allege Dr. Heromin's initial surgery was unnecessary which r esulted in 4 subsequent hip surgeries.
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
1/7/20042003-CA-18614 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota4/20/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Ronald J. Heromin, 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
4/25/2006
 
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$83,725
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$49,602
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 has discussed case with insurance company personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:2/2/2007 2:52:05 PM
Reason for Change:Update to reflect additional expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel7807283725
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid4285649602

 

 

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Dr. Brian Letts Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2005CA686NC

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200640680
Claim Number :609044
Date Submitted :5/17/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
APPLIED MEDICO-LEGAL SOLUTIONS RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
81-0603029 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRebeccaVGluff
Street Address
7369 Sheridan Street, Suite 301
CityStateZip
HollywoodFL33024
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(608) 879 - 2092 (608) 879 - 2746Becky.Gluff@cambridge-na.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBrian Letts
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8390 CHAMPIONS GATE BLVD STE 306
CityStateZip CodeCounty
DavenportFL33837Osceola
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
106265$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME54452Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
COLUMBIA DOCTORS' HOSPITAL-SARASOTA100166
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/13/20038/17/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Narcotic dependence; Hypoxic encephalopathy
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Placement of Right Internal Jugular line
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose IJ line in pleural space
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Cardiac/Respiratory arrest resulting in 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
1/24/20052005CA686NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota4/13/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Emergency Physician Specialists, 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
4/28/2006
 
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$42,500
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$15,439
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$130,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$120,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
not applicable
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. JAMES VILLOTTI Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 011600CA

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200325556
Claim Number :17766-01
Date Submitted :4/17/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN PHYSICIANS ASSURANCE CORPORATIONPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2102867 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualChristine Sampson
Street Address
200 East Gaines Street
CityStateZip
TallahasseeFL32399
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(850) 413 - 5358 (850) 921 - 8243Christine.Sampson@fldfs.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJAMES VILLOTTI
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed900 PINE STREET, SUITE 111
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ENGLEWOODFL34223Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
125356$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME38529Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery80420

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSarasota
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
2/1/19995/29/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
ELEVATED SED AND CREATININE LEVELS
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
IT IS ALLEGED THAT THE INSUREDS FAILED TO APPRECIATE AN ELEVATED CREATININC AND ELEVATED SED RATE IN A 45 YEAR OLD FEMALE, RESULTING IN A DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF LUPUS AND KIDNEY FAILURE.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
N/A
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
END STAGE RENAL FAILURE
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
9/21/2001011600CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota6/11/2003
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
COKER, PA, JAMES
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
 
 
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$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
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
INSURED CONSULTED WITH DEFENSE COUNSEL AND CLAIMS PERSONNEL REGARDING THIS MATTER.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:4/17/2007 3:41:56 PM
Reason for Change:OIR updating Historical Closed Claim data.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Injured Person Address CountySarasota
County Injury Occurred InSarasota
Insured Last NameVILLOTTI, MDVILLOTTI
Insured License NumberME00038529ME38529
Portal User Nameplcr_migration_dccs plcr_migration_dccsChristine Sampson

 

 

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Dr. Roger D Gordon Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2001 CA 9906 NC

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534810
Claim Number :A01-23922-99
Date Submitted :4/1/2005
 
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
IndividualRogerDGordon
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2221 59th Street West
CityStateZip CodeCounty
BradentonFL34209Manatee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
8050$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME33812Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery80239

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FManatee
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
9/22/19994/10/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Colon cancer.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to recommend colon cancer screening.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged delay in diagnosis of cancer.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Colostomy, pain.
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
7/6/20012001 CA 9906 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota3/8/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Whitt, M.D., Gerald
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/8/2005
 
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$67,202
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$33,927
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$120,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$310,000$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. Gerald G Whitt Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2001 CA 9906 NC

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

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Department File Number :M200534811
Claim Number :B01-23922-99
Date Submitted :4/1/2005
 
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
IndividualGeraldGWhitt
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5712 21st Avenue West
CityStateZip CodeCounty
BradentonFL34209Manatee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
9872$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME30916Surgery - Gynecology80167

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FManatee
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
5/26/19997/12/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Colon cancer.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to recommend colon cancer screening.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged delay in diagnosis of cancer.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Colostomy, pain.
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
10/17/20012001 CA 9906 NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota3/8/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Gordon, M.D., Roger D
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/8/2005
 
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$49,588
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$20,768
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$120,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$310,000$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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