Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. STEPHANE OTMEZGUINE, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
3601 W Commercial Blvd, Stes 4&5

Court Case # 03-022761

Indemnity Paid: $2,793,149.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200952626
Claim Number :30231-01
Date Submitted :2/20/2009
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualStephane Otmezguine
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3601 W Commercial Blvd, Stes 4&5
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort LauderdaleFL33309Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

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
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Severe congenital heart disease, underlying tricuspid and pulmonary atresia, atrioseptal defect, ventriculoseptal defect; pulmonary hypertension, atrial flutter with flutter ablation and atrial tachycardia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Right thoracotomy, cardiotomy, transatrial lead placement, left thoracotomy; epicardial ventricular lead placement, transesophageal echo cardiogram under general anesthesia.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff's allege failure to treat fluid overload post first procedure and failure to stabilize patient's respiratory status prior to proceeding to second surgery.Defense experts strongly dispute allegations.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death 14 days post second surgery.This insured provided anesthesia for second surgery.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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
Anesco North Broward, LLC
Akhnoukh, M.D., Mina
Byrd, M.D., Charles
North Broward Hospital District
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After notice of appeal is filed or post judgment relief of action is required for recovery.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
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$2,793,149
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$124,070
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$194,722
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$2,793,149
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. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
No updates found.



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