Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. RICHARD N BANEY, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $175,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201573742
Claim Number : 13-005-AB-000450
Date Submitted : 3/11/2015
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
199-46-39 ME57193
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Debby   Weber
Street Address
8725 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 810
City State Zip
Chicago IL 60631
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
738648297   (773) 864 - 8281
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1223 Gateway Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME57193Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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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
OtherPhysician's office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
57 y/o male presented to the physician¿s office with complaints of epigastric pain for the previous two nights. He related each episode, which lasted about 5 minutes, with eating spicy foods. After testing Dr. Baney believed his condition to be gastrointestinal in nature. It was later determined that his complaints were related to a cardiac condition.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Dr. Baney ordered an EKG and labs, including a troponin level. The EKG was normal and the patient was discharged. After the troponin level came back slightly abnormal the physician¿s office called the patient and asked him to return to the office for further testing. A second troponin was run and it appeared to be normal. It was learned later that the test run at the hospital was a Troponin I while the second test run at the clinic was a Troponin T. The tests have different ranges of normal, and both were elevated.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was thought to have a gastrointestinal disorder when he actually had a cardiac condition.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient went home and suffered a cardiac arrest leading to his death within several hours of leaving the physician¿s office.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
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
Settlement Reached Prior to Pre-Suit Period
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$175,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$20,906
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,000
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$10,972$0
Wage Loss$450,000$0
Other Expenses$30,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Going forward, the physicians¿ clinic will only be using the hospital lab to avoid any future misunderstanding of troponin values.
No updates found.



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