Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Rodolfo Acosta-Ortiz, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # CACE 14021374

Indemnity Paid: $900,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201680252
Claim Number : 317987
Date Submitted : 11/9/2016
 
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
IndividualRodolfo Acosta-Ortiz
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1711 Hammondville Road, #405
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Pompano Beach FL33069Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0960153$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Dentistry 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
DN16118Dentists 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBroward
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationPhysician's office
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/22/20135/1/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient had four teeth extracted.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient had four teeth extracted. The subsequently experienced persistent severe pain. CT scan revealed impaction of a tooth at level of cervical junction of the esophagus with perforation.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Esophagus perforation and pneumomediastinum and tooth lodged in the esophagus that was never found.
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
11/11/2014CACE 14021374
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Broward10/19/2016
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
10/19/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$900,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$55,168
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$42,755
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$389,001$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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