Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Indian River County Florida

Dr. Allen Friedenstab Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2013 CA-001096

Indemnity Paid: $5,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201780984
Claim Number : F12-0084-12
Date Submitted : 2/6/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-3704679  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Sasha   Yamamoto
Street Address
575 Market Street 10th Fl.
City State Zip
San Francisco CA 94105
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(415) 735 - 2135     syamamoto@norcal-group.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAllen Friedenstab
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3735 37th Street, Suite B-103
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
CM01000060$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME46913Gynecology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FBrevard
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/23/20124/23/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented for a loop electrosurgical excision procedure due to a positive test result for atypical cells
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None shown
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient sustained vaginal tissue burns during procedure from an undiluted acid solution which was incorrectly supplied by hospital pharmacy
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
9/27/20132013 CA-001096
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River7/28/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Indian River Memorial Hospital, Inc
Lum, PA, Unknown
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
7/21/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$5,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$726,221
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
Circumstances of this case were discussed with the insured and Risk Management. Risk Management discussed the case with the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. John S Suen Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 20010487CA01

Indemnity Paid: $800,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200533892
Claim Number :501080
Date Submitted :1/6/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
AMERICAN HEALTHCARE INDEMNITY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-2048400 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTerry MBinns
Street Address
1888 Century Park East, Suite 800
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90067
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 556 - 7488 (310) 556 - 7400Tbinns@scpie-ahi.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJohnSSuen
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1355 37TH ST
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VERO BEACHFL32960-7321Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0028251058$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME62461Internal Medicine - No SurgeryUNKNOWN-1

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Recovery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/1/19994/5/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Vertebral abscess and osteomylitis at level T3-4.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Surgery at T3 by Neurosurgion (not insd) for left upper lobe mass invasion at T3-4. Insd ordered wrist restraints post surg due to plaintiff's combqativeness (unaware his spinal cord was unstable) resulting in spinal cord damage and paraplegia.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Paraplegia
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
8/3/200120010487CA01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River12/29/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Sakalas, Romas
John Suen, M.D., P.A.
Romas Sakalas, M.D., P.A.
Indian River Memorial 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
12/29/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$800,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$150,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$20,950
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$500,000$1,500,000
Wage Loss$140,000$160,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Interviews with investigator & defense counsel, answer interrogatiories, deposition, review expert opinions.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Dominick J Buro Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 20071844 CA 17

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200954061
Claim Number :2-07-0031B
Date Submitted :6/24/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FLORIDA HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
20-0143902 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLinda Collins
Street Address
4655 Salisbury Road, Ste. 110
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32256
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 296 - 2887214(904) 296 - 1245lollins@fldic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDominickJBuro
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1000 36th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32961Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
2-GL01000001$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Osteopathic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS7615Emergency Medicine - Including Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/23/20074/26/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Complaints of neck and back pain following fall at home.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
No procedure performed.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to evaluate, diagnose and treata fracture of the cervical spine.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Broken neck.
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
12/21/200720071844 CA 17
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River6/22/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Damiani, Brad
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
4/6/2009
 
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$120,629
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
Circumstances of this case have been discussed with the Insured and Risk Management was notified.Risk Management has discussed the case with the Insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. JAMES DOZIER Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2006-0959-CA-01

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200955789
Claim Number :2-06-0043A
Date Submitted :12/16/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FLORIDA HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
20-0143902 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualStevenRCarey
Street Address
4655 Salisbury Rd., Suite 110
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32256
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 296 - 2887224(904) 296 - 1245scarey@fldic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJAMES DOZIER
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1000 36th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
GL01000001$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME47971Emergency Medicine - Including Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
12/1/20045/30/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Extreme pain, dizziness, severe swelling of the penis, and difficulty urinating.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Excision debridement of necrotic tissue and debridement of Foumier gangrene.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Urethristis was the initial diagnosis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Erectile dysfunction, pain, penile deformity, and neurological deficits.
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
11/28/20062006-0959-CA-01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River12/16/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Indian River Memorial Hospital, Inc.
Emergency Medicine Associates, Inc.
Downs, William
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
9/25/2009
 
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$158,236
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
Circumstances of the case have been discussed with the Insured and Risk Management. Risk Management has discussed case with the Insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Jay p Colella Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2010-CA-07553

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201368610
Claim Number :33707/33708
Date Submitted :12/18/2013
 
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) 240 - 2247ctschanz@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJaypColella
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3725 11th Circle
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1602269 02$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME54269Radiology - interventional 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/2/20094/22/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Intrauterine pregnancy
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Administration of Methotrexate
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose intrauterine pregnancy.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Birth of impaired infant.
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
12/21/20102010-CA-07553
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River12/13/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Radiology Physicians of Indian River County
Bigay, MD, Felix
Indian River 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 not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/4/2013
 
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$157,937
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$73,393
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$296,571$2,000,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$19,000,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/11/2013 2:20:20 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 9/19/13
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition04-OCT-1319-SEP-13
 
Date of Change:12/18/2013 3:16:28 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 12/13/13.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition19-SEP-1313-DEC-13

 

 

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Dr. George Nichols Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 3120 10CA010302

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201369194
Claim Number :270115/270116
Date Submitted :12/13/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTiffanyDTaylor
Street Address
13450 West Sunrise Blvd
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(877) 320 - 0748  TTaylor@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualGeorge Nichols
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1155 35th Lane, Suite 100
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero beachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0072479$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME44303Surgery - Orthopedic 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/8/20076/1/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Infection after total knee replacement resulting in amputation.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Total knee replacement.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Infection.
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
2/9/20103120 10CA010302
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River12/10/2013
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
12/5/2013
 
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$245,861
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$300,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$100,000$100,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Dudley Teel Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 312010CA073141

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201781624
Claim Number : F08-08-0083-A
Date Submitted : 3/31/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-3704679  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Dionysia   Lawson
Street Address
560 Davis Street
City State Zip
San Francisco CA 94111
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(415) 735 - 2013   (415) 735 - 2097 dlawson@norcalmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDudley Teel
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1000 36th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
GL01000054$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Other 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME44584  

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherER
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/11/20089/26/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient arrived at Indian River ER via EMS suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Saline bolus and insulin administered to patient.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
no misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to timely,adequately and properly treat patient's DKA, resulting in brainstem herniation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/16/2010312010CA073141
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River3/15/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Indian River Memorial Hospital, 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
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/11/2015
 
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$160,662
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
Circumstances of this case have been discussed with the insured and risk management was notified.Risk management has discussed case with the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Dudley Teel Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 10-60481 CA 11

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201574071
Claim Number : 08-08-0083-A
Date Submitted : 4/2/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-3704679  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Tamla N Lloyd
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 410
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32256
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 296 - 2887 212 (904) 296 - 1245 tlloyd@fdinsurancecompany.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDudley Teel
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1000 36th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
GL01000054$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME44584Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherIndian River Memorial Hospital
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/11/20089/26/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient arrived at Indian River ER via EMS suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Saline bolus and insulin administered to patient.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None made.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to timely, adequately and properly treat patient's DKA, resulting in brainstem herniation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/11/201510-60481 CA 11
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River3/11/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Indian River Memorial Hospital, 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
3/11/2015
 
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$160,662
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
Circumstances of this case have been discussed with the insured and risk management was notified. Risk management has discussed case with the insured.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. Virginia Fegert Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2010CA073192

Indemnity Paid: $475,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201162436
Claim Number :39383-05
Date Submitted :12/7/2011
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
ANESTHESIOLOGISTS PROFESSIONAL ASSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-2820748 
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
IndividualVirginia Fegert
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3770 7th Terrace, Ste 102
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
98545$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME53880Anesthesiology80151

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FIndian River
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL100105
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/21/20073/2/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Angina, bilateral iliac disease, distal abdominal aortic stenosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Aorto-bifemoral bypass, insertion of central line, general anesthesia.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Post-op, patient found to have retained a portion of the guide-wire used to insert triple lumen catheter for central line.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Complications related to retained guide-wire, need for additional surgery to remove scarring.
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
7/26/20102010CA073192
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River11/15/2011
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Indian River 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 not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
11/15/2011
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$475,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$29,714
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$11,683
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$475,000
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
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Dr. FELIX BIGAY-RODRIGUEZ Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 20040803CA01

Indemnity Paid: $370,500.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200745599
Claim Number :276049-1
Date Submitted :2/4/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
35-0506406 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMary Osborn
Street Address
5814 Reed Rd
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 463 - 37766604(260) 486 - 0785Mary.Osborn@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFELIX BIGAY-RODRIGUEZ
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed787 37TH ST STE E-170
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VERO BEACHFL32960-7317Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
667932$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME72743Surgery - Obstetrics - Gynecology 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FIndian River
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
5/5/200212/12/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
INDUCTION & DELIVERY
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
CHEST X-RAY
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
FAIL 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
12/31/200420040803CA01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Indian River5/9/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
POSADA, HUMBERTO
INDIAN RIVER MEMORIAL
PARTNERS IN WOMENS HEALTH
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
5/11/2007
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$370,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$43,529
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$20,338
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:9/11/2007 11:01:53 AM
Reason for Change:Updated claim number and financial information
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid729420293
Claim Number276049276049-1
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel1719931413
 
Date of Change:2/4/2009 10:11:45 AM
Reason for Change:Updated ALE
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid2029320338
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel3141343529

 

 

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