Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. DEAN E ALTENHOFEN, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 2018-CA-000420

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201989418
Claim Number : 166686
Date Submitted : 7/25/2019
 
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 Jessica   Lance
Street Address
PO Box 2080
City State Zip
Mechanicsburg PA 17055
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 309 - 8129     jlance@norcal-group.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDeanEAltenhofen
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6110 N Davis Hwy
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PensacolaFL32504Escambia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
724364N$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME46652Surgery - Obstetrics - Gynecology 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FEscambia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (PENSACOLA)100025
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/11/201610/29/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Hysterectomy
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Hysterectomy
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
no misdiagnosis made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged injury to ureter during surgery
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
5/24/20182018-CA-000420
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Escambia5/28/2019
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
5/28/2019
 
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$21,522
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
Discussed claim with insured. will contact risk management if necessary
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Court Case # 2004 CA 000169

Indemnity Paid: $225,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200743717
Claim Number :1000554
Date Submitted :1/3/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FLORIDA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JUAPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-1625412 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSUSAN SPIELMAN
Street Address
5814 Reed Street
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0340 (260) 486 - 0782SUSAN.SPIELMAN@MEDPRO.COM
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDeanEAltenhofen
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6110 N Davis Hwy
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PensacolaFL32504Escambia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL003851$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME46652Surgery - Obstetrics - Gynecology 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FEscambia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (PENSACOLA)100025
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/19/20034/30/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Pregnancy
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Vaginal delivery of female child
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to prevent shoulder dystocia, failure to do C-Section
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Left arm and shoulder disabilities
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/21/20042004 CA 000169
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Escambia12/28/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Dean E Altenhofen MD PA
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
12/4/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$225,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$23,391
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$9,003
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2015CA001935

Indemnity Paid: $130,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201989970
Claim Number : F15-0151-A-13
Date Submitted : 9/16/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-3704679  
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
IndividualDeanEAltenhofen
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6110 N. Davis Hwy
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PensacolaFL32504Escambia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
CM01000177$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME46652Gynecology - Minor Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MEscambia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (PENSACOLA)100025
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Labor and Delivery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/22/20136/26/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff alleged that the now approx. 6 year old male sustained a 1 cm permanent scar on the dorsal side of his penis during circumcision. The defense standard of care support opined that it was a known complication and that the scar is less than 1 cm.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Plaintiff alleged that the now approx. 6 year old male sustained a 1 cm permanent scar on the dorsal side of his penis during circumcision. The defense standard of care support opined that it was a known complication and that the scar is less than 1 cm.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff alleged that the now approx. 6 year old male sustained a 1 cm permanent scar on the dorsal side of his penis during circumcision. The defense standard of care support opined that it was a known complication and that the scar is less than 1 cm.
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
12/15/20152015CA001935
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Escambia9/6/2019
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola
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
OtherSettled between parties
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/6/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$130,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$73,653
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
Facts of the claim were discussed with the insured & risk management.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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