Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Dade County Florida

Dr. Jose L Vargas Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 08-47844CA02

Indemnity Paid: $5,067,306.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201885138
Claim Number : FP3588801
Date Submitted : 4/23/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INC Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-6614702  
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
IndividualJoseLVargas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8470 N. Kendall Drive Suite 210
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33176Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FP-39460$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME31382Pediatrics - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPatient's Home
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/12/20067/11/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to insured for routine pediatric visits.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient's alleged failure to timely diagnose renal disease, resulting in kidney transplants.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The parents alleged failure to appreciate abnormal urinalysis test.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient underwent kidney transplants.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/25/200808-47844CA02
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade4/2/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
4/2/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$5,067,306
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$1,110,209
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$582,204
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$157,476$2,744,000
Wage Loss$0$700,000
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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Dr. Emery M Salom Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 0965817CA09

Indemnity Paid: $4,080,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201781470
Claim Number : FP3820801
Date Submitted : 3/20/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INC Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-6614702  
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
IndividualEmeryMSalom
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12741 Miramar Pkwy Suite 302
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiramarFL33027Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FP-86949$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME77021Gynecology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
DOCTORS' MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (BONIFAY)100078
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/4/20071/29/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient sough treatment for vaginal bleeding, blood clots, multiple fibroids and right ovarian cyst. The diagnosis was multiple fibroids and endometrial thickening.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient underwent a total laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged that the insured failed timely to diagnose and treat bowel perforation and unnecessary surgical procedure.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Significant permanent injury and bowel perforation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/11/20090965817CA09
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade12/14/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Doctor's Hospital, Inc.
Mendez, MD, Luis E
21st Century Oncology, Inc.
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
OtherCase Dismissed
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/14/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$4,080,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$215,032
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$82,185
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
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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Dr. David Glabman Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 01-19747 CA 24

Indemnity Paid: $3,650,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200747663
Claim Number :E30130
Date Submitted :6/26/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDavid Glabman
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7800 SW 87 Avenue, Suite A100
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33173Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PNFL-1001355-03$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME39567Internal Medicine - No Surgery0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/26/19994/19/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Lupus Erythematosus
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
There was no operation performed
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
It is alleged there was a delay in diagnosis of lupus erythematosus resulting in the patient's demise
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/22/200101-19747 CA 24
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade10/22/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
David Glabman, MDPA
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
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?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,650,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$137,208
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$339,105
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$3,650,000
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
Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:6/26/2008 8:57:18 AM
Reason for Change:Additional invoices were paid after file closed and reimbursements were also made.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel136351137208
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid361810339105

 

 

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Dr. JOSEPH HERNANDEZ Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 0317334CA21

Indemnity Paid: $3,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433707
Claim Number :40-009096
Date Submitted :12/9/2004
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNatalie Barley
Street Address
4601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 4152  natalie.barley@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJOSEPH HERNANDEZ
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2415 CASTILLA ISLE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
FORT LAUDERDALEFL33301Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
01177761300000014$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME44356Family Physicians or General Practitioners - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
PAN AMERICAN HOSPITAL100076
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/16/20023/12/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, WHICH RESULTED IN THE PATIENTS DEMISE.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
THE PATIENT HAS A NONPRODUCTIVE COUGH AND FELT LIKE A FOREIGN OBJECT WAS OBSTRUCTING AIRWAY. AN EKG REVEALED RESOLVED ISCHEMIA AND ATRIAL FIBRATION. LABS, CARDIAC ENZYMES AND TROPONIN LEVELS WERE NORMAL. SOLUMEDROL WAS GIVEN AND RESPIRATORY THERAPY STARTED. THE PATIENT WAS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING ACUTE AXACERBATION OF BRONCHITIS. THE PATIENT NOTED HE FELT BETTER AND WAS DISCHARGED.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, WHICH RESULTED IN THE PATIENTS DEMISE.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
ALLEGED FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, WHICH RESULTED IN THE PATIENTS DEMISE.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/2/20040317334CA21
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade11/16/2004
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
11/16/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$41,813
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$5,255
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$900$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
THIS IS A RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUE. THERE ARE NO RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES AVALIBLE TO THE INSURED.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Roberto Z Reyna Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 03-09291 CA 13

Indemnity Paid: $2,500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200747855
Claim Number :120025
Date Submitted :6/25/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRobertoZReyna
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3661 South Miami Avenue, Suite 609
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33133Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP37820$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME26775Surgery - Cardiovascular Disease0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MERCY HOSPITAL, INC.100061
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/12/200212/30/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Coronary artery disease
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Quadruple bypass surgery
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Cerebral Vascular Accident
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/16/200303-09291 CA 13
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade11/21/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Cardio-Vascular Surgery International, Inc.
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
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$70,116
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$66,629
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$2,500,000
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
Insured discussed claim with medical experts and insurance personnel.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:6/25/2008 9:18:33 AM
Reason for Change:Additional invoices were paid after file closed.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel4560870116
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid6046866629

 

 

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Dr. ORLANDO X ARCE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 014526CA03

Indemnity Paid: $2,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534837
Claim Number :MM00000196-09T004
Date Submitted :4/6/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANYExcess
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
44-0648645 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualPatriceAKane
Street Address
3230 West Commercial Blvd., #390
CityStateZip
Ft. LauderdaleFL33309
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 677 - 33243324(954) 735 - 9028Pat.Kane@stpaul.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualORLANDOXARCE
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7765 SW 87th Avenue, Bldg. A, Suite 110
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33173Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM00000196$10,000,000$10,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME77741Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine01

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL110199
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/26/19994/20/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Pulmonary blood clot
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleging code mismanaged by delay in intubation
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Exacerbation of neurological impairment
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/22/2001014526CA03
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade3/7/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Miami Children's Hospital
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within 90 days of suit being filed.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/7/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$135,024
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$58,000
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$2,000,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None known
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Abelardo Vargas Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 01-6325 CA 32

Indemnity Paid: $1,599,329.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200643080
Claim Number :E30211
Date Submitted :3/2/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAbelardo Vargas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed250 W. 63rd Street, Suite 8D
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Miami BeachFL33141Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PNFL-0286400-00$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME18625Surgery - Thoracic0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationOn the job
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/11/20005/18/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Compartment syndrome.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
There was no operation performed.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Arthrofibrosis and ankylosis of digits of left hand.
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
11/7/200101-6325 CA 32
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade5/7/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Inphynet Contracting Services, Inc.
Abelardo Vargas, MD, PA
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
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$1,599,329
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$86,586
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$122,809
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,599,329
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
Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:5/22/2007 10:25:09 AM
Reason for Change:Case settled in the amount of $1,599,329.12 during the appeal process.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid72917103880
Indemnity Paid01599329
Injured Person Total Non-Economic Loss01599329
Settlement Reached01
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel4221277818
Legal System StageAfter court verdict and prior to filing of notice of appeal.During appeal.
 
Date of Change:6/22/2007 10:16:08 AM
Reason for Change:Increase is due to additional invoices being paid after file closed.File settled on 05/07/07 after appeal.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid103880122794
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel7781885326
Date of Final Disposition18-OCT-0607-MAY-07
 
Date of Change:3/2/2009 11:52:14 AM
Reason for Change:Additional invoices paid after file closed.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid122794122809
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel8532686586

 

 

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Dr. Roberto Arce Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 02-17949 CA05

Indemnity Paid: $1,588,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200639506
Claim Number :E30263
Date Submitted :10/20/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRoberto Arce
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed11020 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 102-C
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33176Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PNFL-0009825-02$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME42856Cardiovascular Disease - Minor Surgery0

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
COLUMBIA KENDALL MEDICAL CENTER100209
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/14/20016/7/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Atrial fibrillation.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Anticoagulation
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Hemorrhagic stroke.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
7/15/200202-17949 CA05
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade1/27/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Columbia Kendall Medical Center
Xiques, Sergio J
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/16/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,588,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$123,790
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$95,807
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,588,000
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
Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:5/23/2006 3:10:52 PM
Reason for Change:Additional expenses were submitted after 02/15/06, thus "Loss Adjust Expenses Paid to Defense Counsel" increased to $123,790 and "All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid" increased to $95,743.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid6891995743
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel115464123790
 
Date of Change:10/20/2006 10:00:15 AM
Reason for Change:"Other Loss Adjustment" has increased due to additional invoices being paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid9574395807

 

 

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Dr. Barry J Cutler Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 98-2752 CA 04

Indemnity Paid: $1,550,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538933
Claim Number :E26343-01
Date Submitted :12/16/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBarryJCutler
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12596 PINES BLVD
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PEMBROKE PINESFL33027-1766Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PNFL-0057800-00$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME30223Neurology - Including Child - No Surgery0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
PARKWAY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER100114
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/28/19969/22/1997
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Dissecting aortic aneurysm resulting in death
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
There was no operation, diagnostic or treatment procedure that caused the injury
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made of the patient's actual condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Dissecting aortic aneurysm resulting in death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/5/199898-2752 CA 04
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade11/9/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Barry J. Cutler, M.D., P.A.
Miami-Dade County, FL
Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue EMS Division
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
11/16/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,550,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$198,398
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$151,602
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,550,000
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
Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Melinda V Rullan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 03-02352 CA11

Indemnity Paid: $1,536,300.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200641688
Claim Number :130328
Date Submitted :2/27/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMelindaVRullan
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8900 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 413
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33176Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP40906$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME82873Intensive Care Medicine0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BAPTIST HOSPITAL100093
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/26/20014/27/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Intracranial hemorrhage
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to order neurological work-up, administer Vitamin K and fresh frozen plasma
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Intracranial hemorrhage
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/27/200403-02352 CA11
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade2/14/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Schrager, Bernard
Gastroenterology Care Center, Inc.
Slomianski, Arie
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
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
2/14/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,536,300
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$57,360
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$53,119
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,536,300
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
Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:6/8/2007 9:10:44 AM
Reason for Change:An additional $300,000 was paid for plaintiff's attorney's fees and costs ($16,103 costs & $283,897 attorney's fees).
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid4830165409
Indemnity Paid12363001536300
Injured Person Total Non-Economic Loss12363001536300
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel3696254647
 
Date of Change:8/27/2007 11:40:25 AM
Reason for Change:Additional invoices were paid after file closed.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid6540965579
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel5464757345
 
Date of Change:2/27/2009 2:52:37 PM
Reason for Change:Addl invoices were paid and adjustments were made after file closed.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid6557953119
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel5734557360

 

 

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