Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. PAUL R ALBEAR, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 2017-CA-000194

Indemnity Paid: $175,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201989730
Claim Number : 347759
Date Submitted : 8/17/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kelly   Andrews
Street Address
12724 Gran Bay Parkway, W., Suite 400
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32258
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038     kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualPaulRAlbear
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed26844 Tanic Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Wesley ChapelFL33544Hillsborough
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0950822$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME82994Surgery - Plastic 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FHillsborough
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Hospital/InstitutionFlorida Hospital - Tampa
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/5/201510/3/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Difficulty with ambulation related to excessive skin of the bilateral thighs after massive weight loss.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Planned bilateral medial thigh lift with only the right side completed.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Complicated surgical wound healing. Claimant alleges that too much skin was removed. Insured states that he discovered intraoperatively that the patient's skin was of poor quality and that this could neither be predicted nor prevented preoperatively. He maintains that he chose not to complete the procedure on the left side due to increased risk of medical complications related to prolonging the time under anesthesia.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/1/20172017-CA-000194
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pasco8/9/2019
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
8/9/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$175,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$47,729
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$17,281
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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