Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. STEVEN L ATTERMANN, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
900 S. Goldenrod Road, Suite B

Court Case # 05CA6301

Indemnity Paid: $85,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200745213
Claim Number :05-0045
Date Submitted :6/19/2007
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJack Heda
Street Address
1851 NW 125 Avenue, Suite 339
Pembroke PinesFL33028
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 985 - 1165 (954) 212 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed900 S. Goldenrod Road, Suite B
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS5861Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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
OtherDoctor's office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient had numerous chronic health problems including cardiac problems such as congestive heart failure, two myocardial infarctions, coronary artery bypass graft time five, recurrent metastatic melanoma, a history of cerebral vascular accident, multiple cancers, ischemic heart disease and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Attermann was the patient?s primary care doctor. On May 5, 2003 patient presented to Dr. Attermann?s office and was seen by Sharon Sibley, Dr. Attermann?s nurse practitioner, so that she could refill his medications.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient informed nurse Sibley he had been procrastinating seeing his cardiologist and this asked nurse Sibley to refill his medications. Nurse Sibley proceeded to write a number of prescriptions and instead of writing a prescription for Procanbid, she inadvertently wrote a prescription for Probenecid a gout medication
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Nurse Sibley who was Dr. Attermann?s ARNP, and who saw the patient, wrote a prescription for PROBENECID a gout medication instead of the right medication PROCANBID. Patient filled the prescription on 5-5-2003 and on 5-17-03 patient presented to the hospital complaining of shocks from his defibrillator. Patient was given the correct medication at the hospital. Patient was discharged form hospital on 5-23-03 in good condition he was no longer experiencing shocks and his cardiac arrthymia appeared well controlled. On 7-31-03 patient presented to ER in acute renal failure with hyperkalemia, patient subsequently passed away at the hospital. It is alleged nurse practitioner Sibley deviated form the standard of care by prescribing the wrong medication. Patient went without his correct antiarrthymia medication between 5-5-03 and 5-23-03 which was alleged resulted in the death of patient. Patient was said to die of acute renal failure not any problems associated with cardiac arrthymia.
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
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
Othersettled by parties
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$85,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$45,499
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$100,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$20,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Date of Change:4/19/2007 10:44:01 AM
Reason for Change:The update is being made to add the Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Def Counsel which was left out of the original reporting form.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel045499
Date of Change:6/19/2007 12:07:35 PM
Reason for Change:This claim was updated today to input the economic and non-economic loss.
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Injured Person Total Non-Economic Loss0100000
Incurred Expense Mdeical020000



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