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Dr. HOWARD KREGER, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

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Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. HOWARD KREGER, MD
4300 Alton Road
US

Court Case # 12-40582CA42

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201367976
Claim Number :59190101
Date Submitted :8/14/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PHYSICIANS INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
13-4235490 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBecky Sanders
Street Address
361 E. Hillsboro Blvd.
CityStateZip
Deerfield BeachFL33441
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 788 - 5610 (954) 788 - 5367bsanders@picinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHoward Kreger
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4300 Alton Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Miami BeachFL33140Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
131344$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME71262Neurology - Including Child - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Holy Cross Hospital100073
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/7/20104/20/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented to the hospital with intractable back pain and an inability to walk following an injury that he sustained weeks before.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The emergency physician ordered an MRI and an orthopedic consult.The patient was admitted, underwent an MRI and then spinal surgery by a codefendant physician.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged delay of surgery to decompress the nerves in the lowerback is blamed for the patient becoming a paraplegic.There is a factual dispute between the insured physician and the surgeon as to the context of information that was relayed during a phone call made to the surgeon immediately upon obtaining the patient's MRI results.The codefendant surgeon did not go to the hospital to see the patient until the following afternoon.
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
10/11/201212-40582CA42
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade7/8/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Neurology Group of South Florida
Drayton, RyanO
East Florida Hospitalists
Miami Beach Healthcare Group
Whitfield, Melvin D
Holy Cross Hospital
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
7/8/2013
 
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$27,071
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,545
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$3,000,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$125,000$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 # 2002 11506 CIDL

Indemnity Paid: $95,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433117
Claim Number :B02-26033-00
Date Submitted :10/7/2004
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCheriMMontague
Street Address
1000 Riverside Drive, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423043(904) 358 - 6728montague@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHowardLKreger
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed744 W PLYMOUTH AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
DELANDFL32720Volusia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
25911$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME71262Neurology - Including Child - Minor Surgery0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FVolusia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-WEST VOLUSIA100045
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/11/20004/19/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Toxoplasmosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
CT of head and various other radiological tests.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/14/20022002 11506 CIDL
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Volusia9/21/2004
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
9/21/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$95,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$95,000
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. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 15th Judicial

Indemnity Paid: $50,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M202091078
Claim Number : CLA0387798
Date Submitted : 1/13/2020
 
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 Diane M McNab
Street Address
5555 Gate Parkway, Suite 150
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32256
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 439 - 0580     dmcnab@norcal-group.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHoward Kreger
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4302 Alton Road Suite 330
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Miami BeachFL33140Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
720184N$750,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME71262Neurology - Including Child - No Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
AVENTURA HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CTR.100131
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/23/201712/12/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to the emergency room of the hospital with complaints of left sided neck pain, facial numbness and left side ear pain that started the night before. The patient's medical history consisted of hypertension and diabetes. It was noted that upon arrival, the patient was extremely hypertensive and tachycardiac. A timely CT Scan and CT Angiogram had been ordered. The radiologist's impression was right middle cerebral artery stroke. The patient was admitted for further observation. The patient was informed that he was not a candidate for tpA since his symptoms had started the night before. The ER physician noted the neuro-interventional radiologist was called and reviewed the patient's films and determined that acute intervention was not necessary.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was assessed the next morning by this provider after the patient had been consulted by the neuro-interventional radiologist. This provider reviewed the imaging report that had been performed on the patient while in the ER room. His physical exam revealed some right sided findings and some weakness of the right upper extremity. This provider agreed that the patient was outside of the window for tpA but recommended an MRI of the brain, an Echocardiogram and frequent neuro-checks all of which the experts agreed was appropriate.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The allegations consisted of the failure to appreciate the CT Angiogram findings reflective of a basilar artery stroke resulting in a second stroke and neurological decline.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/16/201915th Judicial
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade12/6/2019
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
12/18/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$50,000
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
Insured conferenced and met with defense attorney and claims specialist.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Court Case # 2015-004134-CA-01

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201677903
Claim Number : 140253
Date Submitted : 4/11/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MEDICUS INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-5623491  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Dionysia   Lawson
Street Address
560 Davis Street
City State Zip
San Francisco CA 94111
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(415) 735 - 2013   (415) 735 - 2097 dlawson@norcalmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHoward Kreger
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4302 Alton Road, Suite 330
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Miami BeachFL33140Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL-16043458$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME71262Surgery - Neurology - Including Child 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
AVENTURA HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CTR.100131
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/14/201310/29/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Altered mental status
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Disputed allegation of the failure to timely diagnose and treat a spinal abscess.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Spinal Abscess resulting in infection
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/21/20152015-004134-CA-01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade2/11/2016
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
No Payment Made
Court DecisionOther
Summary judgment for the defendant. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$46,044
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,344
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
Insured met and conferenced with Claims Specilist and Defense Attorney
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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