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Dr. JEFFREY CROOMS, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

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Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. JEFFREY CROOMS, MD
1405 Centerville Rd. Ste. 4400
US

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $725,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201884497
Claim Number : 2017620781
Date Submitted : 3/6/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
ASPEN SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
06-1463851  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Joyce M Kurtzke
Street Address
300 Broadhollow Road, Suite 215W
City State Zip
Melville NY 11747
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(631) 768 - 1175 1175 (631) 768 - 1281 [email protected]
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJeffrey Crooms
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1405 Centerville Road Ste 4400
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TallahasseeFL32308Leon
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
INSMM0051D17$500,000$1,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43049Surgery - General 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLeon
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Outpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100135
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/8/20162/6/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
This matter allegedly concerns the medical treatment that was provide to James Joseph Hughes, deceased.Mr. Hughes was under Dr. Crooms's care when he underwent elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy on January 8, 2016 at Tallahassee memorial Healthcare. It is alleged that there was a breach of the prevailing standard of care and that such deviation resulted in injury, harm and ultimately death. Those deviations include failed to timely and appropriately respond, evaluate, diagnose and treat Mr. Hughes' significant peri-operative conditions and complications which resulted in injuries and harms and ultimately the death of James Hughes.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged breach in standard of care during cholecystectomy.
Diagnostic Code :K82.2
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
This was a Cholecystectomy procedure (gallbladder removal). Dr. Crooms noticed a lot of adhesions which was causing organs to stick together. He did remove the gallbladder.Apparently there was a colonic leak after the procedure which Dr. Crooms was able to correct.Sometime after that there was a perforated sigmoid colon which was also repaired.The patient then had bleeding issues and ultimately expired. It appears he passed away many months later. He treated the patient for about 11 months and up until he passed away.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
 *NR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
*NR6/6/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Settlement Reached Prior to Pre-Suit Period
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
7/18/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$725,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$31,130
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
Unknown
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2014CA554

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201573992
Claim Number : 12-005-AK-000414
Date Submitted : 3/27/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Crooms, Jeffrey Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-3058949 ME43049
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Debby   Weber
Street Address
8600 W. Bryn Mawr
City State Zip
Chicago IL 60631
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(773) 864 - 8280   (773) 864 - 8281 [email protected]
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJeffrey Crooms
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1405 Centerville Rd. Ste. 4400
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TallahasseeFL32308Leon
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
12-PA-005-AK$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43049Surgery - General 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLeon
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100135
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/2/201111/16/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was worked up by a GYN physician for a pelvic mass discovered in 2010. The imaging prior to surgery was consistent with an ovarian cyst.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Dr. Crooms, a general surgeon, was called into the OR to assist the primary GYN surgeon with the excision of a large cystic mass.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The cystic mass had communication with the spinal/sacral meninges. Removal of the mass caused a CSF leak. The patient underwent multiple surgeries to patch the leak but they were unsuccessful.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient now is a paraplegic.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/28/20142014CA554
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Leon12/22/2014
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
12/22/2014
 
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$21,881
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$5,000
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$217,018$0
Wage Loss$125,000$0
Other Expenses$200,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Patient assessed during the post-op period for dural leak. Referred to tertiary hospital.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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