Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. DAVID E BEGLEITER, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $200,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201988791
Claim Number : 165229-1
Date Submitted : 3/16/2020
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTH CARE INDEMNITY, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
61-0904881  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Christina J Stoker
Street Address
2515 PARK PLAZA, BLDG 2-3E
City State Zip
Nashville TN 37203
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(615) 344 - 1779   (866) 715 - 7235 christina.stoker@hcahealthcare.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDAVIDEBEGLEITER
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed18640 LONG LAKE DRIVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
BOCA RATONFL33496Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10116$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME101373Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL110006
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherEMERGENCY ROOM
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/28/20167/13/2018
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
COMPLAINT OF REDNESS, FOREIGN OBJECT SENSATION IN EYE.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
FLUORESCEIN EXAMINIATION OF EYE PERFORMED; NO FOREIGN BODY REVEALED. DISCHARGED
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
LOSS OF VISION DUE TO FOREIGN OBJECT IN EYE.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
 *NR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
*NR4/19/2019
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within the pre-suit period as set forth in 766.106 (more than 90 days before suit is filed).
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/19/2019
 
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$11,201
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,161
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
REFERRED TO RISK MANAGEMENT.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $2.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201988754
Claim Number : 165229
Date Submitted : 5/14/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTH CARE INDEMNITY, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
61-0904881  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual David E Begleiter
Street Address
18640 Long Lake Drive
City State Zip
Boca Raton FL 33496
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(646) 382 - 7900     dbegleiter@gmail.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDavidEBegleiter
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed13001 Southern Boulevard
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LoxahatcheeFL33470Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10116$1$1
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME101373Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
PALMS WEST HOSPITAL110006
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/28/20164/8/2019
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
A patient came through the emergency department with a history that a foreign body might have impacted his eye while he was working with metal. He reported wearing safety goggles at the time and on examination only had a small amount of redness to the affected eye. A nurse practitioner was the primary clinician for this patient (I signed off on her care and her discharge recommendations after her discharge of the patient). She evaluated the patient, performing a thorough examination of the eye. The examination revealed no evidence of a foreign body in the patient's eye. In addition, the patient reported no loss of visual acuity, no visual disturbance, no pain and had no feeling that a foreign body was in his eye. As such, and in an abundance of caution, the discharge plan and written instructions to the patient included consultation with an ophthalmologist the next day. I learned that the patient did not follow these discharge instructions and waited days before being evaluated by an ophthalmologist (not the one referred from the emergency department). Ultimately, after many months and significant treatment with this ophthalmologist, the patient was diagnosed with a foreign body in his eye. He required surgery and eventually lost sight in the eye. A board certified expert in emergency medicine supported the care that was provided in the ED to this patient and offered sworn affidavit testimony confirming the same. Notwithstanding the support of this expert, the insurance carrier made the business decision to resolve the matter. It is my understanding that the insurance carrier does not need my personal consent for resolution."
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
A patient came through the emergency department with a history that a foreign body might have impacted his eye while he was working with metal. He reported wearing safety goggles at the time and on examination only had a small amount of redness to the affected eye. A nurse practitioner was the primary clinician for this patient (I signed off on her care and her discharge recommendations after her discharge of the patient). She evaluated the patient, performing a thorough examination of the eye. The examination revealed no evidence of a foreign body in the patient's eye. In addition, the patient reported no loss of visual acuity, no visual disturbance, no pain and had no feeling that a foreign body was in his eye. As such, and in an abundance of caution, the discharge plan and written instructions to the patient included consultation with an ophthalmologist the next day. I learned that the patient did not follow these discharge instructions and waited days before being evaluated by an ophthalmologist (not the one referred from the emergency department). Ultimately, after many months and significant treatment with this ophthalmologist, the patient was diagnosed with a foreign body in his eye. He required surgery and eventually lost sight in the eye. A board certified expert in emergency medicine supported the care that was provided in the ED to this patient and offered sworn affidavit testimony confirming the same. Notwithstanding the support of this expert, the insurance carrier made the business decision to resolve the matter. It is my understanding that the insurance carrier does not need my personal consent for resolution."
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
A patient came through the emergency department with a history that a foreign body might have impacted his eye while he was working with metal. He reported wearing safety goggles at the time and on examination only had a small amount of redness to the affected eye. A nurse practitioner was the primary clinician for this patient (I signed off on her care and her discharge recommendations after her discharge of the patient). She evaluated the patient, performing a thorough examination of the eye. The examination revealed no evidence of a foreign body in the patient's eye. In addition, the patient reported no loss of visual acuity, no visual disturbance, no pain and had no feeling that a foreign body was in his eye. As such, and in an abundance of caution, the discharge plan and written instructions to the patient included consultation with an ophthalmologist the next day. I learned that the patient did not follow these discharge instructions and waited days before being evaluated by an ophthalmologist (not the one referred from the emergency department). Ultimately, after many months and significant treatment with this ophthalmologist, the patient was diagnosed with a foreign body in his eye. He required surgery and eventually lost sight in the eye. A board certified expert in emergency medicine supported the care that was provided in the ED to this patient and offered sworn affidavit testimony confirming the same. Notwithstanding the support of this expert, the insurance carrier made the business decision to resolve the matter. It is my understanding that the insurance carrier does not need my personal consent for resolution."
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
 *NR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
*NR4/8/2019
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
4/8/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$2
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$2
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$2
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$200,000$0
Wage Loss$1$0
Other Expenses$1$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
na
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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