Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. BRIDGET BELLINGAR, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201887116
Claim Number : 161859
Date Submitted : 11/24/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
NORCAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
94-2301054  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Richard   Petersen
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Rd. #410
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32256
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 309 - 8142   (904) 394 - 7134 rpetersen@norcal-group.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBridget Bellingar
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7101 Park Street N
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SeminoleFL33777Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
721120N$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS5244Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/10/20143/8/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Allegation of failure to diagnose caudal equina syndrome in 39 YOF patient resulting in urinary incontinence.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
On 11/07/14, plaintiff presented to the ER with complaints of back pain from lifting an object that was consistent with her history of low back pain; she was appropriately assessed and the physical examination include a neurological exam that was negative; she made no complaints of urinary incontinence; there was no signs of saddle anesthesia; she had been ambulating well without difficulty; there was no reason for the ER to suspect Cauda Equine Syndrome.On 11/08/14, she again presented to the ER where a CT scan was taken and compared to a prior MRI that was consistent with no new acute changes; there was no need for an emergent MRI.On 11/10/14, according to Dr. Bellingar¿s office notes, the patient complained of incontinence and there were paravertebral spasms in the lumbar spine. Straight leg raising test was positive on the left. There was decreased range of motion in flexion, extension, rotation, and side bending in the lumbar area.The defense standard of care expert was wholly supportive of Dr. Bellingar and opined that the patient had a long-standing history of back pain; thus, there was no indication of an acute problem when she presented and thus no reason to suspect she was dealing with a patient w Cauda Equina.The suit was dismissed by way of a motion hearing on 11/15/18.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
On 11/07/14, plaintiff presented to the ER with complaints of back pain from lifting an object that was consistent with her history of low back pain; she was appropriately assessed and the physical examination include a neurological exam that was negative; she made no complaints of urinary incontinence; there was no signs of saddle anesthesia; she had been ambulating well without difficulty; there was no reason for the ER to suspect Cauda Equine Syndrome.On 11/08/14, she again presented to the ER where a CT scan was taken and compared to a prior MRI that was consistent with no new acute changes; there was no need for an emergent MRI.On 11/10/14, according to Dr. Bellingar¿s office notes, the patient complained of incontinence and there were paravertebral spasms in the lumbar spine. Straight leg raising test was positive on the left. There was decreased range of motion in flexion, extension, rotation, and side bending in the lumbar area.The defense standard of care expert was wholly supportive of Dr. Bellingar and opined that the patient had a long-standing history of back pain; thus, there was no indication of an acute problem when she presented and thus no reason to suspect she was dealing with a patient w Cauda Equina.The suit was dismissed by way of a motion hearing on 11/15/18.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
 *NR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
*NR11/15/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
No Payment Made
Court DecisionOther
Summary judgment for the defendant. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$32,072
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
The facts of the claim were discussed with the insured and risk management.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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