Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. JOHN D BEELITZ, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 89588736

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M202091004
Claim Number : 64372
Date Submitted : 1/3/2020
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
58-1449198  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Tonya   Ponder
Street Address
3535 Piedmont Rd., NE, Bldg. 14 - Ste. 1000
City State Zip
Atlanta GA 30305
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(404) 842 - 5556     tponder@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJohnDBeelitz
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1050 SE Monterey Rd., Suite 400
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
1603497 00$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME119078Anesthesiology 

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
SOUTH FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL104001
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/1/201711/3/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Lower back pain
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Cervical epidural injection
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to properly treat the plaintiff's cervical spine by performing unnecessary epidural steroid injection and failing to confirm needle placement resulting in ongoing neuro deficits in the left arm/hand.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Neuro deficits in left arm/hand.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs. Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/15/201989588736
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin12/11/2019
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
12/11/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$19,276
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,258
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$151,731$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Court Case # 562019CA001525AXXXHC

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M202092668
Claim Number : 72860
Date Submitted : 6/5/2020
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
58-1449198  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual markavia   Martin
Street Address
3535 Piedmont Rd Buildin g14 Suite 1000
City State Zip
Atlanta GA 30305
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(404) 842 - 5600     mmartin@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJohn Beelitz
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1050 SE Montery Rd Ste 400
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34944St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1603497 02$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME119078Anesthesiology 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/23/20184/9/2019
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Chronic Back Pain after three surgeries.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Mr. Heaver was being seen for pain management. Dr. Beelitz was prescribing Oxycodone to get the back pain under control.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Medication Related
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to recognize previous history of opioid misuse, Failure to recognize drug screenings that were not testing positive for the medication prescribed, failing to follow CDC guidelines regarding the prescribing of opioids, Failing to recognize that the patient had been off medication for an extended period of time has a different tolerance level and has to be put back on a much smaller dosage
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
7/31/2019562019CA001525AXXXHC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie5/26/2020
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within the pre-suit period as set forth in 766.106 (more than 90 days before suit is filed).
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
5/21/2020
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$44,211
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$26,565
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
Risk Management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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