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Dr. JOSEPH A ASTAPHAN, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 2004 CA 005199 (AH)

Indemnity Paid: $65,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200535708
Claim Number :19330-01
Date Submitted :10/19/2005
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancy Kirsch
Street Address
327 Plaza Real, Suite 319
Boca RatonFL33432
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(561) 362 - 3332 (561) 417 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6751 Sunset Strip
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME52961Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

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
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to insured with neck pain post-MVA (motor vehicle accident)
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured performed trigger point injections of pain killers.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
It is alleged that during one injection the insured penetrated too deep causing a pneumothorax.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/17/20042004 CA 005199 (AH)
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach3/15/2005
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$65,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$9,639
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$3,054
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
Insured consulted with claims personnel and defense counsel.$65,000.00 was paid in full and final settlement of all claims on behalf of the inusred.
Date of Change:10/19/2005 2:45:20 PM
Reason for Change:made minor changes.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel09639
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid03054



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