Medical Malpractice Cases

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

Phycicians Practice Address
900 Virgina Avenue

Court Case # 5662017CA001832A

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M202091102
Claim Number : 59273301
Date Submitted : 1/14/2020
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual John D King
Street Address
901 south mopac Blvd V ste 400
City State Zip
Austin TX 78746
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(512) 425 - 5940   (512) 328 - 8067
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJeffrey Gottfried
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed900 Virgina Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort PierceFL34982St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS7057Family 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
 FSt. Lucie
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 office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Reporting physician worked at a clinic that provided same day care to patients. Patient would present to his office on occasions for medical issues despite having her own PCP. Patient presented to physician in October 2014 due to GI/pelvic pain. He recommended a colonoscopy as patient had never had one. Due to insurance reasons, patient could not afford a colonoscope and thus physician gave the patient a prescription for a barium enema study.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient went to a hospital where she could get the test done. The results of the barium enema study was never sent to physician. On many occasions the patient was asked to go to the hospital to pick up the results of the study but there was considerable delay before physician obtained the results of the study.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The barium enema study reflected a suspicious mass which further workup was recommended. Physician again recommended a colonoscopy which performed on 4-4-2016 which identified a colon mass. It was determined the mass was cancerous but confirmed to the colon.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient underwent open surgery to remove the colon mass. She did not require radiation or any other oncologic intervention and suffered no permanent sequalae from the surgery. Plaintiffs claims physician delayed the diagnosis and treatment of her cancer which led to her surgery
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs. Includes non-disabling injuries.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie12/22/2019
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
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$117,206
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$70,655
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
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
No updates found.


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