Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. SUDHIRA KULATUNGA, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. SUDHIRA KULATUNGA, MD
129 Flagler Promenade South
US

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $25,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201781583
Claim Number : HSP2015-001
Date Submitted : 3/30/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
GABLES RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
27-5467619  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Meerali   Patel
Street Address
5955 Ponce de Leon Blvd
City State Zip
Coral Gables FL 33146
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(305) 661 - 1515 231 (305) 662 - 3723 mpatel@kidzmedical.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSudhira Kulatunga
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed32900 Hooker Highway
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Belle GladeFL33430Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HSP014-002$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME76329Pediatrics - No Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
LAKESIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE17960111
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/18/20133/12/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Injury to Arm
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
administration of meds via IV resulted in swollen arm, blisters, slight discoloration
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
allegations include the failure to choose oral antiobiotics over IV antiobiotics for a 5 month old baby boy resulting in damage from the IV to the patient
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Damage from administration of meds via IV to patient
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
 *NR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
*NR11/20/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within the pre-suit period as set forth in 766.106 (more than 90 days before suit is filed).
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
11/20/2015
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$25,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$7,600
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$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
spoke with physician regarding working with hospital staff, more communication with nursing staff
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

*NR: Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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Court Case # 2009CA007797XXXX

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201575801
Claim Number : FL0131
Date Submitted : 9/18/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTHCARE UNDERWRITERS GROUP, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
74-3129288  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Yvette   de la Morena
Street Address
1250 S. Pine Island Road Suite 300
City State Zip
Plantation FL 33324
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 923 - 1900     ymorena@hugroups.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSudhira Kulatunga
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed129 Flagler Promenade South
CityStateZip CodeCounty
West Palm BeachFL33405Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
001-001$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME76329Pediatrics - Minor Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPatients Home
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/11/20072/1/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient sought treatment for possible drug overdose ingestion, hypertension, and bradycardia
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to timely recognize and treat airway problem and failure to properly administer medications.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to timely recognize and treat airway problem and failure to properly administer medications causing death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/4/20092009CA007797XXXX
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach9/9/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Palm West Hospital
Marante MD, Alberto
Florida Pediatric Critical Care
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
No Payment Made
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$141,889
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$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Discussed with insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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