Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. JOHN ARNOLD, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 2016 CA 000018 A

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201679805
Claim Number : 2876229473US
Date Submitted : 9/29/2016
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual carolyn r ewell
Street Address
17200 W 119th St
City State Zip
Olathe KS 66061
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(913) 495 - 4217
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJohn Arnold
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6201 N Suncoast Blvd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Crystal RiverFL34428Citrus
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME90636Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The ER staff this time repeated her INR test and found that it was greater than 10. Mrs. Spiller had to be intubated in the ER. Testsrevealed that she had a bleed in her cervical spine, which caused a hematoma to press on her spine and cause her quadriplegia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient was sent to Seven Rivers emergency department to have her INR checked emergently and to be given a vitamin K shot to reverseher excessively high INR, the blood test used to monitor the levels of Coumadin in the blood by measuring how long it takes for the bloodto clot.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The lab result showed an INR greater than 10 so Dr. Arnold ordered a vitamin K shot. Patient was then discharged without rechecking the INR.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
69, Female, alleging failure to diagnose spinal cord hematoma resulting in return to emergency department next day, emergent surgery &partial quadriplegic.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/11/20162016 CA 000018 A
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
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. 
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$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
No updates found.



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