Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Kevin J Abrams, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201782982
Claim Number : SAM-IG-006639
Date Submitted : 9/7/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
SAMARITAN RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-3433505  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual NANCY   CARR
Street Address
11440 SW 88th STREET
City State Zip
MIAMI FL 33176
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(305) 274 - 4070   (305) 274 - 2701 carol.lobacz@nccrms.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKevinJAbrams
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8900 North Kendall Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33176Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
SPL 1064$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68877Radiology - Diagnostic - 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
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
WEST KENDALL BAPTIST HOSPITAL23960064
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/16/20145/4/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
MRI of the lumbar spine due to complaints of back pain.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose a paraspinal mass.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
6 months after an MRI of the lumbar spine, the patient was diagnosed with a dedifferentiated liposarcoma, Stage IV, Grade 4, primary right retroperitoneal area with associated sciatica, back pain and metastasis to the lung and soft tissue. Although the patient's treatment and prognosis was not compromised, this claim was settled on behalf of this practitioner without an admission of liability and as a business decision in order to avoid protracted litigation and potential personal exposure.
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
 *NR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
*NR9/1/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Doctors Hospital
Kahan, Heather
Presgar Imaging of CMI South
Baptist Health Medical Group
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
8/29/2017
 
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$1,809
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$754
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
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
Physician discussed case with defense counsel and claims consultant.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

*NR: Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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