Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Martin County Florida

Dr. Michael Jampol Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 12-791CA

Indemnity Paid: $2,125,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201367399
Claim Number :11-0010
Date Submitted :6/17/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-0637874102
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaureen Williams
Street Address
P.O. Box 9010
CityStateZip
StuartFL34995
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(772) 288 - 5899  maureen.williams@martinhealth.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMichael Jampol
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-InsurerP.O. Box 9010
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34995Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Trust-2011HPL$10,000,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME72967Pediatrics - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
1/18/20112/11/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The infant presented to the physician's office with a report history of temp 99.6F, making sounds while sleeping and skipped 4AM feeding.At the physician's office the infant's vital signs were normal, including a rectal temp, lungs were clear to auscultation, no abnormal sounds were noted and chest x-ray was negative. The remainder of his physical exam was also negative. The infant was discharged home with the mother with instructions to return in 2 days for a follow up visit or sooner if his temperature increased, he was unwilling to eat, or if he had difficulty breathing. Later that night he presented to the ER and was diagnosed with sepsis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The infant presented to the physician's office with a report history of temp 99.6F, making sounds while sleeping and skipped 4AM feeding.At the physician's office the infant's vital signs were normal, including a rectal temp, lungs were clear to auscultation, no abnormal sounds were noted and chest x-ray was negative. The remainder of his physical exam was also negative. The infant was discharged home with the mother with instructions to return in 2 days for a follow up visit or sooner if his temperature increased, he was unwilling to eat, or if he had difficulty breathing.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose sepsis, failure to order the appropriate tests and failure to treat sepsis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The infant sustained auto-amputation of several fingers and a left BKA.
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
5/10/201212-791CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin5/29/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Jampol, Michael
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
6/5/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,125,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$43,825
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
The case was investigated and favorable pediatric and pediatric infectious disease expert reviews were obtained.The case was resolved by the insurer as a business decision.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Joanne Hotchkiss Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 15-263CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,031,250.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201576707
Claim Number : CL-00289
Date Submitted : 12/30/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-063787 4102
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Maureen   Williams
Street Address
P.O. Box 9010
City State Zip
Stuart FL 34995
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(772) 288 - 5899     maureen.williams@martinhealth.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJoanne Hotchkiss
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-InsurerPO BOX 9010
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34995Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Trust-2015 HPL$5,000,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
OtherARNP
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ARNP2727402  

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
OtherPhysician's office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/30/201411/7/2014
 
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
Patient was seen in the physician's office for complaints of intermittent chest pain x 1-1/2 weeks prior; no chest pain at time of visit; refused to go the the ER; therefore, he was scheduled to see the cardiologist the following morning.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose acute coronary syndrome.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient expired the following morning s/p acute myocardial infarction.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/2/201515-263CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin12/4/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Memorial Physician Corp
Wubbena, Jon
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
12/10/2015
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,031,250
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$24,000
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
Staff education re: use of the Against Medical Advice form. Favorable expert reviews were obtained on behalf of the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Heidi M McNaney-Flint Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 07-1176CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201469335
Claim Number :249415
Date Submitted :1/8/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAngela LaFrance
Street Address
13450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 320
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 838 - 9988 (866) 636 - 5421alafrance@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidiMMcNaney-Flint
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed863 SE Monterey Commons Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34996Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
64076$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME43653Gynecology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/3/20067/10/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy allegedly resulting in bowel perforation and sepsis.The patient has recovered.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged bowel perforation during laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy resulting in sepsis.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/4/200707-1176CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin12/31/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Memorial Health Systems Inc dba Martin Mem Med Center
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
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$1,200,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$400,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$600,000$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. JANICE KRABBE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 11-1574-CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470680
Claim Number :EMC-FL-11xs-257827
Date Submitted :5/1/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
75-173235SI
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKathyAStockton
Street Address
9821 Katy Freeway
CityStateZip
HoustonTX77024
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404 (713) 461 - 8130kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJANICE KRABBE
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer999 NE WRIGHT AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
JENSEN BEACHFL34957Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
EMC-2011-EXCESS$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73590Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/5/20096/27/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
SOB, CONFUSION, AGITATION AND HALLUCINATING
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
EXAM, CHEST X-RAY, AEROSOLS WERE ORDERED
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
NO MISDIAGNOSIS
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
COPD AND DEATH
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/13/201111-1574-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin5/1/2014
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
4/17/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$18,656
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$22,164
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. Janice Krabbe Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 11-1574-CA

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470810
Claim Number :EMC-FL-11-114057
Date Submitted :5/15/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2114545 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualPhilipFMoring
Street Address
108 E. Central Blvd
CityStateZip
OrlandoFL32802
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 423 - 8857 (407) 423 - 8637pmoring@mmdorl.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJanice Krabbe
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed999 NE Wright Ave
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Jensen BeachFL34957Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1040025381-9$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73590Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/5/20096/27/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
SOB, Confusion, agitation, Pneumonia, Sepsis
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Exam, chest x-ray, breathing treatment, antibiotics, steroids, oxygen
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
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
10/13/201111-1574-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin5/1/2014
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
5/1/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$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. George Rittersbach Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 17-287-CA

Indemnity Paid: $750,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201783076
Claim Number : 7112
Date Submitted : 9/18/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Martin Memorial Medical Center, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-063787 4102
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Maureen   Williams
Street Address
P.O. Box 9010
City State Zip
Stuart FL 34995
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(772) 288 - 5899     maureen.williams@martinhealth.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualGeorge Rittersbach
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer200 Hospital Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Trust-2016 HPL$5,000,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME54997Surgery - General 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/14/20168/9/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Ventral hernia, small bowel obstruction, fistula
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Ventral hernia repair, small bowel resection, fistula repair
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Bowel resection, fistula
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/13/201717-287-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin8/31/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Martin Health System d/b/a Martin 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
9/7/2017
 
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$50,000
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
Favorable expert review was obtained; case settled as a business decision.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Colin M McKinney Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-14-CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201676833
Claim Number : 310696
Date Submitted : 1/14/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual AUDRA M FLOYD
Street Address
13450 WEST SUNRISE BLVD
City State Zip
SUNRISE FL 33323
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(877) 320 - 0748 3111 (866) 636 - 5421 afloyd@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualColinMMcKinney
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed800 East Osceola Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0953858$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Dentistry 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
DN15706Dental General Practice - NOC 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
OtherPhysician's Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/7/20109/26/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Oral cancer.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose oral cancer.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Oral cancer resulting in neck and tongue resection.
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
1/22/201414-14-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin1/5/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Fidele, DMD, Mark
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
1/5/2016
 
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$67,000
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
Unknown
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Ruth A Frederick Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-111- CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201576098
Claim Number : 318773
Date Submitted : 10/15/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual AUDRA M FLOYD
Street Address
13450 WEST SUNRISE BLVD
City State Zip
SUNRISE FL 33323
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(877) 320 - 0748 3111 (866) 636 - 5421 afloyd@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRuthAFrederick
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed324 Lost River Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34997Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0066932$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
OtherCRNA
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ARNP2541682  

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SOUTH120009
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/2/20125/28/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented for a carotid endarterectomy.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent an uneventful carotid endarterectomy. Postoperatively, patient was worked up for a stroke. The patient underwent a craniotomy but ultimately died.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged improper management of anesthesia resulting in patient's death.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/24/201414-111- CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin9/30/2015
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
9/23/2015
 
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$21,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
Unknown
 
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Dr. JEFFREY S GORODETSKY Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # D5-481CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200744719
Claim Number :30248-01
Date Submitted :3/6/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCheriMMontague
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(800) 741 - 37423043(904) 358 - 6728montague@fpic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJEFFREYSGORODETSKY
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed433 East Ocean Blvd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
21757$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME53894Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery80239

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MMartin
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
11/4/20023/1/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Hemangioma on shoulder.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to order a biopsy on left shoulder mole, resulting in a malignant brain tumor and future poor prognosis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Malignant brain tumor.
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
6/23/2005D5-481CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin2/15/2007
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
2/15/2007
 
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$117,094
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$57,156
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Risk management referral is made if appropriate.
 
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Dr. Scott Snedeker Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 07-810 CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850089
Claim Number :2006-001
Date Submitted :7/9/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Martin Memorial Physician CorporationPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
65-0556040000
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNancyACrake
Street Address
300 Hospital Ave.
CityStateZip
StuartFL34995
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(772) 228 - 5899 (772) 288 - 5823ncrake@mmhs-fla.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualScott Snedeker
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1000 36th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Vero BeachFL32960Indian River
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
2007$3,000,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73810Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherExamination Room
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/30/20069/5/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Treatment was sought for muscle strain after exertion, final diagnosis was Myocardial Infarction requiring a heart transplant.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient was anoncompliant patient who complained of muscle pain after exertion.Pt. returned to the office for follow-up and was immediately transferred to an acute care setting.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Pt. was initially treated for muscle strain and upon further treatment was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Severe myocardial infarction requiring a heart transplant.
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
6/28/200707-810 CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Martin6/20/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Melzer, DO, David R
Lowenberg, ARNP, Debra L
Florida EM-I Medical Services, PA
Martin Memorial Medical Center. Inc
Martin Memorial Physician Corporation, 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
OtherDismissed upon settlement
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/25/2008
 
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$86,598
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
The medical record was thoroughly reviewed and evaluated by competent medical experts who found that the physician did not fall below the standard of care for a family practice physician.The patient presented with atypical cardiac symptoms and the patient was evaluated and treated appropriately for cardiac risk factors.Further, the patient failed to return for suggested follow-up evals.The case was settled as a business decision rather than go forward with trial and the uncertainty of a jury verdict.
 
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