Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. DOUGLAS P BROOKS, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. DOUGLAS P BROOKS, MD
2102 TRINITY OAKS BLVD STE 171
US

Court Case # 05-001802-CI-21

Indemnity Paid: $39,500.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200743823
Claim Number :05-4405
Date Submitted :1/5/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
25-1149494 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCECILIA SALA
Street Address
4211 BOYSCOUT BLVD., STE. 160
CityStateZip
TAMPAFL33624
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 874 - 0768 (813) 874 - 0710csala@che.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDouglasPBrooks
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2102 TRINITY OAKS BLVD STE 171
CityStateZip CodeCounty
New Port RicheyFL34655Pasco
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
163-8685$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME80363Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPasco
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPhysician's Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/27/20014/1/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
On 07/27/2001, the patient's primary care physician noted two masses in the patient's breasts.The patient underwent screening mammograms on 08/17/01, 08/19/02 and 08/20/03.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The screening mammograms on 08/17/01, and 08/19/02 were interpreted as BI-RADS,Category 2("Benign"), and the screening mammogram on 08/20/03 was interpreted as BI-RADS,Category 2 ("Negative").No breast exams were performed by the patient's primary care physician during this time period.Allegedly, the mammograms produced by the imaging department were of "inadequate quality."
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
On 01/28/04, a breast mass was noted by the patient's new primary care physician and a mammogram obtained, which was interpreted as BI-RADS,Category 5 ("Highly Suspicious").
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
On 02/19/04, the patient underwent a modified radical mastectomy for invasive adenocarcinoma, followed by chemotherapy.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/10/200505-001802-CI-21
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas12/14/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Stern, George
Cline, Marsha
Radiology Associates of Clearwater, MD, PA
Purcell, Lee
Lee H. Purcell, MD, PA
Trinity Outpatient Center
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
12/14/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$39,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$14,843
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$500,000
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
Defense counsel discussed this case with the primary care physician.
 
Updates
 
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