Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. ANDREW J APPEL, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 2014-CA-000034

Indemnity Paid: $200,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201887070
Claim Number : FP4243301
Date Submitted : 11/18/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INC Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-6614702  
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
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAndrewJAppel
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2500 East Hallandale Beach #301
CityStateZip CodeCounty
HallandaleFL33009Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FP-IN104836$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME103708Surgery - Orthopedic 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBroward
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationWinn Dixie Store
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherWinn Dixie Store
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/1/200911/22/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to the hospital for a fusion at the LS-SI level secondary to a pars defect, anterolisthesis after he slipped and fell at the supermarket.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient suffered from an infection that caused the hardware to become loose.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was none.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The case was tried against Winn Dixie Stores. Winn Dixie lost the case and paid a verdict of $1.5M. Winn Dixie then proceeded against the health care professional under the legal theory of equitable subrogation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs. Includes non-disabling injuries.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/4/20142014-CA-000034
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach10/23/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Hospital Corporation of America DBA West Palm Hospital FKA C
Katzman, MD, Scott S
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
10/23/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$200,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$78,672
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$29,511
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$200,000
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. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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