Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. WILLIAM MERRELL, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. WILLIAM MERRELL, MD
5301 S CONGRESS AVE
US

Court Case # CA0302458AN

Indemnity Paid: $950,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538128
Claim Number :551 01 833617
Date Submitted :11/8/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CHICAGO INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-6042949 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRuby Thompson
Street Address
33 West Monroe
CityStateZip
ChicagoIL60603
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(312) 456 - 5227 (312) 577 - 9507rthomps2@ffic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualWILLIAM MERRELL
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5301 S CONGRESS AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LANTANAFL33462Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSP 3000414$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME14615Radiology - Diagnostic - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/25/20009/1/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
PATIENT PRESENTED FOR AN X-RAY DUE TO COMPLAINTS OF BACK PAIN
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
OUR INSURED PERFORMED A CHEST X-RAY READ IT AS UNREMARKABLE AND A NORMAL STUDY
Diagnostic Code :010
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
PLAINTIFF ALLEGES INSURED FAILED TO NOTE A BILATERAL PARASPINAL MASS OF THE LOWER THORACIC SPINE THAT WAS AN ANGIOCARCOMA CANCER
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/5/2003CA0302458AN
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach4/6/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
JOSHUA, BASKARAN
BUTLER, HOWARD
JFK MEDICAL CENTER
BACCHUS, ALBAN
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-DISMISSED
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
4/4/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$950,000
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$100,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$850,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
NONE
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201782050
Claim Number : 1622908
Date Submitted : 5/8/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HALLMARK SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
74-2378996  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Pamela M Burke
Street Address
615 Crescent Executive Court, Suite 212
City State Zip
Lake Mary FL 32746
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(321) 972 - 0121   (321) 972 - 0122 pamelaburke@hamlinandburton.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualWilliam Merrell
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1800 S.E. Tiffany Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
St. LucieFL34985St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FLM900118-04$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME14615Radiology - Diagnostic - 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
 MCharlotte
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/28/20143/4/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Delivery of unborn child
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured radiologist read fetal ultrasound on 12/26/14 and estimated fetal weight to be 2422 grams. Obstetrician induced labor 2 days later and weight of baby was actually 3550 grams. Mother suffered a uterine rupture during delivery leading to acute hypoxic injury to baby and resulting cerebral palsy.
Diagnostic Code :343.9
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis, but radiologist should have reported difficulty in interpreting size calculations due to patient positioning.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Mother suffered rupture of uterus and baby suffered hypoxic injury with resulting cerebral palsy.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

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
*NR4/26/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
St. Lucie Medical Center, Inc.
Florida United Radiology
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
5/2/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$13,549
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$4,999
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$250,000
Deductible$15,000
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
No additional safety measures are being taken. Experts agreed that it is difficult on doing size calculations on a fetus this far along due to positioning and size and normally U/S are done at this late stage to confirm umbilical artery is adequate or if there is adequate amniotic fluid. We had one expert that supported and one that did not as to whether the measurements would cause a radiologist concern over IUGR. Event occurred at St. Lucie Medical Center but I could not locate a code for that hospital.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 562011CA011264

Indemnity Paid: $5,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201366080
Claim Number :MM257589
Date Submitted :2/15/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2950161 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCherry ERadin
Street Address
Ten Parkway North
CityStateZip
DeerfieldIL60015
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(847) 572 - 6085 (847) 572 - 6338radin@markelcorp.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualWilliamSMerrell
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1800 S.W. Tiffany Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
St. LucieFL34952St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM818845$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME14615Radiology - therapeutic - no surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
ST LUCIE SURGICAL CENTER14960398
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/19/20089/21/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was admitted to the hospital for a total left hip replacement.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Following the procedure, the insured radiologist determined the patient sustained a fracture of the acetabulum during the surgical procedure.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The insured radiologist read the x-rays and detemined the fracture. He indicated the presence of the fracture in the reports. The surgeon never responded to the reports indicating the acetabular fracture. The patient underwent two subsequent surgeries.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/26/2011562011CA011264
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie1/29/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Palmeri, Norman
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
2/6/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$5,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$62,946
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$24,200
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$5,000
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
None.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 562011CA011264

Indemnity Paid: $5,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470221
Claim Number :MM257589R
Date Submitted :3/21/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2950161 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDionLBradford
Street Address
4600 Cox Road
CityStateZip
Glen AllenVA23060
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(804) 217 - 8816 (855) 662 - 7535dbradford@markelcorp.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualWilliamSMerrell
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1800 S.W. Tiffany Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
St. LucieFL34952St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM818845$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME14615Radiology - therapeutic - no surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
ST LUCIE SURGICAL CENTER14960398
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/19/20089/21/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Tha patient was admitted to the hospital for a total left hip replacement.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Following the procedure, the insured radiologist determined the patient sustained a fracture of the acetabulum during the surgical procedure.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There were none.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The insured radiologist read the x-rays and determined the fracture. He indicated the presence of the fracture in the reports. The surgeon never responded to the reports indicating the acetabular fracture. The patient underwent two subsequent surgeries.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/26/2011562011CA011264
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie1/29/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Palmeri, Norman
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
2/6/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$5,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$78,168
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$25,415
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$5,000
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
None
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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