Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Highlands County Florida

Dr. JOhn Caruso Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # GC04-117

Indemnity Paid: $4,075,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200848871
Claim Number :29368-01
Date Submitted :3/11/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualOdessa Choice
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423045(904) 358 - 6728odessa.choice@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJOhn Caruso
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3324 Commerce Center Lane
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SebringFL33870Highlands
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
18587$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS4638Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery80239

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR.100049
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/4/20029/18/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient sought treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy and hypertension.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent radical prostatectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
It is alleged that the insured failed to properly treat the patient's hypertension.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Cerebral vascular accident/stroke.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/23/2004GC04-117
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands2/19/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Highlands Regional Medical Center
Pahk, M.D., Kye
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After court verdict and prior to filing of notice of appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
2/19/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$4,075,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$119,964
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$133,685
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$4,075,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$424,086$1,300,000
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.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Daniel Parnassa Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # GC-12-546

Indemnity Paid: $1,100,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201472498
Claim Number : 40055/40251
Date Submitted : 3/31/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
58-1449198  
Insurer Contact Information
Type Entity Name
Entity MAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
City State Zip
Orlando FL 32819
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813   (407) 370 - 2247 ctschanz@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDaniel Parnassa
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2237 US 27 S
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SebringFL33870Highlands
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1601644 06$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME78117Cardiovascular Disease - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR.100049
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/9/20101/7/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Right ventricle abnormality
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
ICD placement
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged inappropriate diagnosis of ARVD
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Ventricular perforation, cardiac tamponade
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
6/13/2012GC-12-546
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands10/10/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Sebring Heart Center
Florida Cardiovascular Institute
Matar, MD, Fadi
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
10/1/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,100,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$69,976
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$32,123
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$248,448$0
Wage Loss$167,700$1,042,120
Other Expenses$0$1,000,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:3/31/2015 4:29:08 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 10/10/14
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition01-OCT-1410-OCT-14

 

 

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Dr. RAMON NONATO N TORRES Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 09-781-GCS

Indemnity Paid: $750,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201160938
Claim Number :29097
Date Submitted :9/8/2011
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
58-1449198 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityMAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
CityStateZip
OrlandoFL32819
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813 (407) 370 - 2247ctschanz@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRAMON NONATONTORRES
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4638 Sun n' Lake Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SebringFL33872Highlands
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1600508 06$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME78011Surgery - Cardiac 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
FLORIDA HOSPITAL-HEARTLAND MEDICAL CTR.100109
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/4/200712/12/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Myocardial infarction
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Cardiac catheterization
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to recognize and treat injury to renal artery
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Left nephrectomy and splenectomy
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
5/2/200909-781-GCS
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands8/10/2011
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Florida Heart Group
Florida Hospital Heartland
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
7/1/2011
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$750,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$72,688
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$47,825
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$50,991$218,024
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:9/8/2011 2:25:20 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 08/10/11
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition01-JUL-1110-AUG-11

 

 

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Dr. GREGORY R WHITE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # GC13-665

Indemnity Paid: $675,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201782203
Claim Number : EMC-FL-12-204654-2
Date Submitted : 6/2/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
75-173235 SI
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kathy A Stockton
Street Address
1900 W. LOOP S., STE. 1500
City State Zip
Houston TX 77027
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404   (713) 461 - 8130 kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualGREGORYRWHITE
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1210 US 27N
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LAKE PLACIDFL33852Highlands
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
EMC-2012-Excess$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME39946Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Hospital/InstitutionFLORIDA HOSPITAL - LAKE PLACID
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherER
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/15/20123/29/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
AAA
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
SEEN IN ER
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AAA
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
DEATH
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/9/2013GC13-665
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands6/2/2017
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 subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
5/23/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$675,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$22,200
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,033
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
UNKNOWN
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Magdy Kaldas Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # GC 07-662

Indemnity Paid: $600,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200954960
Claim Number :EMC-AO-05-39153
Date Submitted :9/16/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
COLUMBIA CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
47-0490411 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancyJThomas
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77024
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 8868 (713) 461 - 8130nancy_thomas@ajg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMagdy Kaldas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4609 Sweet Meadow Circle
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SarasotaFL34238Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1040025381-3$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME71928Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
FLORIDA HOSPITAL-HEARTLAND MEDICAL CENTER LAKE PLACID 120013
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/14/20058/10/2005
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Productive cough, shortness of breath, dizziness, tingling in right arm
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to diagnose
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/14/2007GC 07-662
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands9/15/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center
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 subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
4/27/2009
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$600,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$52,746
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$23,767
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
Unknown.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Fadi Matar Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # GC-12-546

Indemnity Paid: $550,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201472499
Claim Number : 43613
Date Submitted : 4/1/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
58-1449198  
Insurer Contact Information
Type Entity Name
Entity MAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
City State Zip
Orlando FL 32819
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813   (407) 370 - 2247 ctschanz@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFadi Matar
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed9809 Bay Island Dr.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TampaFL33615Hillsborough
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1600031 13$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME65062Cardiovascular Disease - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR.100049
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/9/20101/7/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Right ventricule abnormality
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
ICD placement
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged inappropriate diagnosis of ARVD
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Ventricular perforation, cardiac tamponade
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs. Includes non-disabling injuries.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/3/2012GC-12-546
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands10/10/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Parnassa, MD, Daniel
Florida Cardiovascular Institute
Sebring Heart Center
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
10/1/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$550,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$49,846
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,501
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$248,448$0
Wage Loss$167,700$1,042,120
Other Expenses$0$1,000,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:4/1/2015 9:40:57 AM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 10/10/14
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition01-OCT-1410-OCT-14

 

 

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Dr. Edward Amoah Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 08-26992-DIVI

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201472369
Claim Number : FP3746601
Date Submitted : 10/17/2014
 
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
IndividualEdward Amoah
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed27455 Cashford Circle
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Wesley ChapelFL33544Hillsborough
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FP-63721$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME88213Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHillsborough
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SAINT JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL100075
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/21/20067/24/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Severe diverticulitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged improper use of gentamicin and failure to properly monitor the use thereof.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Bilateral vestifular dysfuction and nephrotoxicity
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs. Includes non-disabling injuries.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/24/200808-26992-DIVI
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands9/26/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Grauer, Leopoldo
Bankole, Olayinka
University Community Home Health
Optin Care St. Petersburg
St. Joseph's Hospital
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$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$317,526
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$137,418
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. Brett M Sasseen Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2016-CA-000103GCA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201781826
Claim Number : 55121
Date Submitted : 4/14/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
58-1449198  
Insurer Contact Information
Type Entity Name
Entity MAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
City State Zip
Orlando FL 32819
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813   (407) 370 - 2247 ctschanz@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBrettMSasseen
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3600 S. Highland Ave.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SebringFL33870Highlands
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1602310 08$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME82025Cardiovascular Disease - Minor Surgery 

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR.100049
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/4/201410/19/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Severe chest pain
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Percutaneous coronary intervention
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to properly perform procedure
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Acute myocardial infarction
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/2/20162016-CA-000103GCA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands4/4/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Parnassa, MD, Daniel
Bennett, MD, Jennifer L
Greenberg, MD, Andrew S
Highlands Regional Medical Center
Sebring Heart Center
First Coast Cardiovascular Institute
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
4/4/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$47,516
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$3,049
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$105,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$3,490$100,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. DAVID SECUNDINO S GUERRA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 18-CA-089

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201988069
Claim Number : CLA0409114
Date Submitted : 3/6/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
NORCAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
94-2301054  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Diane M McNab
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Road
City State Zip
Boca Raton FL 33496
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 439 - 0580     dmcnab@norcal-group.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDAVID SECUNDINOSGUERRA
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3670 US Highway 27 N
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SebringFL33870Highlands
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
728461N$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME104419Surgery - Obstetrics - Gynecology 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHighlands
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR.100049
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Labor and Delivery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/20/20154/5/2018
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to the hospital at 37 weeks gestation. The patient was induced for vaginal delivery.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
During vaginal delivery, the birth was complicated by shoulder dystocia and allegedly resulted in the infant developing cerebral palsy as a result of oxygen deprivation during the delivery. These allegations were highly disputed since all experts agreed that there were no indications or risk factors that the patient would encounter shoulder dystocia and agreed that the fetus had developed e. coli sepsis starting in utero which progressed post- delivery and caused subsequent deterioration.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Shoulder dystocia and cerebral palsy.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/6/201818-CA-089
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands1/4/2019
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
1/28/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$31,496
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$31,496
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
Insured met and conferenced with defense attorney and claims specialist
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Dr. Domenick J Reina Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 13-CA-015491

Indemnity Paid: $485,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201575560
Claim Number : 184160
Date Submitted : 2/1/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
38-2317569  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Denise   Stokes
Street Address
100 Brookwood Place
City State Zip
Birmingham AL 35209
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(205) 802 - 4790     dstokes@proassurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDomenickJReina
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4620 North Habana Ave, Suite 101
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TampaFL33614Hillsborough
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MP44402$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME55628Pulmonary Diseases - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHillsborough
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/16/20102/14/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
dry cough and shortness of breath
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
recommendation for follow up chest CT scan
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made by our insured
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff alleges the unseen lesion in the lung should have been biopsied during the bronchoscopy and that the CT scan should have been repeated in 6 weeks, which the plaintiff failed to do.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/27/201413-CA-015491
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Highlands7/27/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Rozas, Smith, Chandler, Perez, Reina MD LLP
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
8/17/2015
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$485,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$106,477
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$49,020
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$485,000
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 case with defense counsel, insurance personnel, and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:5/6/2016 10:15:31 AM
Reason for Change:Updated non economic loss information.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid4893249020
Injured Person Total Non-Economic Loss0485000
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel100275106255
 
Date of Change:7/13/2016 4:41:51 PM
Reason for Change:updated ALAE amounts
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel106255106329
 
Date of Change:10/7/2016 11:48:50 AM
Reason for Change:updated ALAE information
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel106329106403
 
Date of Change:11/3/2016 2:35:30 PM
Reason for Change:updated ALAE information
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel106403106421
 
Date of Change:2/1/2017 3:38:05 PM
Reason for Change:updated ALAE information
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel106421106477

 

 

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