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Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. HUGH W THOMAS, MD
985 Semoran Blvd
US

Court Case # 2017-CA-006630-0

Indemnity Paid: $175,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201987664
Claim Number : 162079
Date Submitted : 1/21/2019
 
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 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
IndividualHughWThomas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed985 S.R. 436
CityStateZip CodeCounty
CasselberryFL32707Seminole
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
724346N$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS6004Family Physicians or General Practitioners - 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
 FSeminole
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/21/20153/16/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was diagnosed with invasive lobular stage 3 cancer; she underwent bilateral mastectomy and on 10/25/16.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
On or about 05/07/15, Mrs. Parrish requested a prescription for a mammogram, which was provided to her by Dr. Thomas' medical assistant. On 05/15/15, Mrs. Parrish had the mammogram images taken & interpreted by co-defendant, radiologist. This first mammogram was "inconclusive" and the radiologist recommended spot compression imaging and an ultrasound. 05/22/15, Ms. Parrish underwent these additional imaging. The radiologist interpreted the films and reported that the lumps appeared to be cysts or fibroedenoma. The radiologist concluded that there was no indication of malignancy and recommended that the patient return for yearly screening evaluations. On 02/18/16, the patient complained of fatigue and an enlarging breast lump. Dr. Thomas identified a new lesion under the nipple. Based on this presentation, on that day, Dr. Thomas immediately referred the patient for a biopsy. The biopsy confirmed a malignancy. A defense standard of care expert opined that it was appropriate for the primary care physician to rely upon the radiologist's interpretation of the patient's right breast. As such, there was no clear cut evidence of a mass requiring a biopsy; secondly, once plaintiff's symptoms worsened, Dr. Hugh Thomas referred her to an appropriate specialist.Patient was diagnosed with invasive lobular stage 3 cancer; she underwent bilateral mastectomy and on 10/25/16. The patient testified that she remains in remission.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
On or about 05/07/15, Mrs. Parrish requested a prescription for a mammogram, which was provided to her by Dr. Thomas' medical assistant. On 05/15/15, Mrs. Parrish had the mammogram images taken & interpreted by co-defendant, radiologist. This first mammogram was "inconclusive" and the radiologist recommended spot compression imaging and an ultrasound. 05/22/15, Ms. Parrish underwent these additional imaging. The radiologist interpreted the films and reported that the lumps appeared to be cysts or fibroedenoma. The radiologist concluded that there was no indication of malignancy and recommended that the patient return for yearly screening evaluations. On 02/18/16, the patient complained of fatigue and an enlarging breast lump. Dr. Thomas identified a new lesion under the nipple. Based on this presentation, on that day, Dr. Thomas immediately referred the patient for a biopsy. The biopsy confirmed a malignancy. A defense standard of care expert opined that it was appropriate for the primary care physician to rely upon the radiologist's interpretation of the patient's right breast. As such, there was no clear cut evidence of a mass requiring a biopsy; secondly, once plaintiff's symptoms worsened, Dr. Hugh Thomas referred her to an appropriate specialist.Patient was diagnosed with invasive lobular stage 3 cancer; she underwent bilateral mastectomy and on 10/25/16. The patient testified that she remains in remission.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/29/20172017-CA-006630-0
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Orange12/26/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Herron, Michael
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 at mediation
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/26/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$175,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$27,848
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
Circumstances of the case were discussed with the insured and risk management.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Court Case # 05-CA-8119

Indemnity Paid: $42,500.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200849265
Claim Number :1000867
Date Submitted :9/3/2009
 
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
IndividualHUGHWTHOMAS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed985 Semoran Blvd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
CasselberryFL32707Seminole
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL003066$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS6004Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FOrange
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Nursing Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/2/20057/19/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Post Op following surgical repair of left femur fracture
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Observation and monitoring in nursing home
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose and treat clostridium difficile
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death on February 5, 2005
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/29/200605-CA-8119
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Orange9/8/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Regents Park of Winter Park
CFP Physicians Group PA
Hypes ARNP, Kathe
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
8/28/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$42,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$141,370
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$53,987
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$32,500
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
 
 
Date of Change:9/18/2008 12:56:32 PM
Reason for Change:This case was reopened in May 2008
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Name of InstitutionN/A
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid1006052934
Defendant Entity NamePhysicians Group PARegents Park of Winter Park
Defendant Entity NameISLF-Regents Park-Winter Park LLC, dba Regents Park of WinteCFP Physicians Group PA
Defendant Last NameHypes ARNP, KatheHypes ARNP, Kathe
Indemnity Paid042500
Injured Person Address StreetRegents Park of Winter Park
Location of Institutional InjuryPatients' Room
Injured Person Total Non-Economic Loss032500
Settlement Reached01
Principal InjuryDeathon February 5, 2005Death on February 5, 2005
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel22554133343
Date of Final Disposition15-APR-0808-SEP-08
Court DecisionDirected verdict for defendant.No Court Proceedings.
Final DispositionDisposed of by CourtSettled by parties
 
Date of Change:3/5/2009 1:12:12 PM
Reason for Change:ALE Update
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel133343141289
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid5293454183
 
Date of Change:9/3/2009 10:46:34 AM
Reason for Change:Update ALE
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid5418353987
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel141289141370

 

 

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