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Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. FRANK IMAS, MD
951 North Washington Avenue
US

Court Case # 2015CA-000499

Indemnity Paid: $400,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679367
Claim Number : 331485
Date Submitted : 8/5/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kelly   Andrews
Street Address
12724 Gran Bay Parkway, W., Suite 400
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32258
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038     kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFrank Imas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed951 North Washington Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TitusvilleFL32796Brevard
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
981460$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME81981Anesthesiology 

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPutnam
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
PUTNAM COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER100232
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Recovery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/6/20156/30/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to the ER with complaints of abdominal pain. The patient is deceased.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient underwent a laparoscopic repair of incarcerated central hernia. The insured provided anesthesia support.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/9/20152015CA-000499
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Putnam7/7/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Caudill, DO, Jeremy
Edwards, ARNP, Willie
Putnam Community Medical 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
7/7/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$400,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$29,211
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$3,435
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$400,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 542015CA000499CAAXMX

Indemnity Paid: $400,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679442
Claim Number : 0331485
Date Submitted : 8/17/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
THE DOCTORS COMPANY RISK RETENTION GROUP, A RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE Excess
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
80-0787558  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Frank   Imas
Street Address
230 Sheridan Ave.
City State Zip
Satellite Beach FL 32937
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(321) 961 - 5280     fimas1@gmail.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFrank Imas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed611 Zeagler Dr
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PalatkaFL32177Putnam
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0981460$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME81981Anesthesiology 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPutnam
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
PUTNAM COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER100232
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/6/20156/5/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Incarcerated ventral hernia
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Anesthesia provided for the repair of incarcerated ventral hernia. Patient developed respiratory insufficiency post operatively
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis in this case
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
While in the post anesthesia care unit patient developed respiratory insufficiency which was initially conservatively managed with BiPap device. After blood gas testing showed mixed acidosis the decision was made to intubate and place the pt on the ventilator overnight. Patient was transferred to ICU with monitors and intubated on arrival. Tracheal intubation was uneventful. within 5-10 post intubation patient developed cardiac arrest. ACLS protocol was immediately initiated but was not successful. Patient was pronounced dead. Plaintiff alleged the death was caused by rushing to surgery and failure to treat respiratory insufficiency
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/24/2015542015CA000499CAAXMX
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Putnam12/4/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Caudill, Jeremy
Edwards, Willie
Putnam Community Medical 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
Award for plaintiff.
Date of Payment
7/19/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$400,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
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
There were no safety issues related to the event. The death was caused by a catastrophic event not directly related to patient condition management which was difficult to prove due to event's close time proximity to the last management intervention and lack of an autopsy
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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