Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. CRAIG ALTUS, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 50 2014 CA002055

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201887162
Claim Number : FL-ALT-01
Date Submitted : 11/29/2018
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Julie   Moore
Street Address
101 E. Park Blvd.
City State Zip
Plano TX 75074
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(866) 520 - 6896
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCraig Altus
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1411 N. Flagler Drive, Suite 8200
CityStateZip CodeCounty
West Palm BeachFL33401Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME49322Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Complications from small bowel surgery, post-operative abdominal soft tissue hemorrhage, focal bronchopneumonia, severe pulmonary edema, ischemic small bowel injury and tubular necrosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy with lysis of adhesions and reduction of small bowel obstruction.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Shortness of breath due to atelectasis, post-op pain and abdominal distention.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff alleged this Insured Physician failed to reinsert the nasogastric tube that had been pulled out by the patient and failed to identify the complication of fluid imbalance.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/20/201450 2014 CA002055
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach10/25/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
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$212,532
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
Confirm removal of ng tube with GI consulting physician.
No updates found.


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