Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. ROBERT M TOMAS, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. ROBERT M TOMAS, MD
12650 World Plaza Lane, Building 72 Suite 1
US

Court Case # 18-CA-000035

Indemnity Paid: $248,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201990075
Claim Number : 2017638984
Date Submitted : 9/26/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
81-0934796  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Robert   Tomas
Street Address
12650 World Plaza Lane, Building 72, Suite 1
City State Zip
Fort Myers FL 33907
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(239) 243 - 8222   (239) 236 - 1595 drtomas@me.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRobertMTomas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12650 World Plaza Lane, Building 72 Suite 1
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort MyersFL33907Lee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
6102-1251$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS9878Surgery - General 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
GULF COAST HOSPITAL (FORT MYERS)111522
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/17/20151/17/2018
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Incisional hernia repair.He then developed ischemia of colon 13 days after surgery and required a transverse colon resection.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient needed an exploration 13 days after the incisional hernia repair. They claim the ischemia of the colon was due to a stitch, but the pathology showed ischemic changes to a lon segment of the colon. This was possible embolic-clot in one of the vessels. They still claimed it was due to a stitch from the incisional hernia. There was no evidence of this and the pathologist saw not evidence of a foreign body on the colon that resembled a stitch.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Ischemia of the colon was the claim
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient needed an exploration 13 days after the incisional hernia repair. The attorney/plaintif claims the ischemia of the colon was due to a stitch, but the pathology showed ischemic changes to a long segment of the colon. This was possible embolic-clot in one of the vessels. They still claimed it was due to a stitch from the incisional hernia. There was no evidence of this and the pathologist saw not evidence of a foreign body on the colon that resembled a stitch.
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
8/4/201718-CA-000035
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Lee8/8/2019
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
8/21/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$248,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$248,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
I continue to perform the mandatory CME's for my specialty
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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