Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Pinellas County Florida

Dr. Joseph R Patterson Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 06-5012CI-13

Indemnity Paid: $10,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200643464
Claim Number :MM242494
Date Submitted :12/11/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2950161 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLinda MMurray
Street Address
Ten Parkway N., Suite 100
CityStateZip
DeerfieldIL60015
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(847) 572 - 6082 (847) 572 - 6338murray@markelcorp.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJosephRPatterson
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed542 Tapiato Lane
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PoincianaFL34759Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM-810999$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME9314Radiology - Diagnostic - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
LARGO MEDICAL CENTER100248
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/19/20042/9/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Claimant entered ER for x-rays to look for free intraperitoneal air.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
X-rays were taken.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
X-rays were misread.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Insured misread x-rays which led to a delay in diagnosis.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/31/200606-5012CI-13
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas12/8/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within 90 days of suit being filed.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
12/11/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$10,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$1,000,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Thomas J Umstead Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 16-000127-CI

Indemnity Paid: $5,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201886940
Claim Number : 70490-A
Date Submitted : 11/7/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MEDMAL DIRECT INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
27-2813188  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual James P Lacey
Street Address
76 S. Laura Street, Suite 900
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32202
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 482 - 4068   (888) 974 - 6458 claims@medmaldirect.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualThomasJUmstead
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1812 Healthcare Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
New Port RicheyFL34655Pasco
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL707660$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME44331Surgery - Obstetrics - Gynecology 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPasco
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/27/20145/25/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
VBAC delivery trial of labor.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Vaginal delivery - trial of labor.
Diagnostic Code :09
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death of a fetus due to trial of labor -VBAC.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/6/201616-000127-CI
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas2/8/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Florida Hospital Tarpon Springs
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/4/2018
 
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$221,794
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
None.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:11/7/2018 4:17:47 PM
Reason for Change:Final disposition date updated from 10/04/2018 to 02/08/2018.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition04-OCT-1808-FEB-18

 

 

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Dr. Edison K Azenha Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 00-8274-CI-20

Indemnity Paid: $4,759,597.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200641001
Claim Number :E27254-01
Date Submitted :1/10/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMaria Gonzalez
Street Address
2801 SW 149th Avenue, Suite 200
CityStateZip
MiramarFL33027
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 602 - 5834  mgonzalez@pronational.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualEdisonKAzenha
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed3102 Jackson Avenue
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33133Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PNFL-3002228-00$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME73973Surgery - Obstetrics - Gynecology0

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
LARGO MEDICAL CENTER100248
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/20/19986/24/1998
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Fibroid uterus
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Hysterectomy
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose a bowel perforation
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Sepsis, colostomy and amputation of two digits
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
12/12/200000-8274-CI-20
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas5/31/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
A Women's Health & Pregnancy Center
Sider, Todd
West Coast Surgical Specialists
Haicken, Barry N
Largo Medical Center
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/7/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$4,759,597
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$279,324
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$287,330
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$4,759,597
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured discussed claim with insurance personnel and medical experts.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/17/2006 10:13:17 AM
Reason for Change:"Loss Adjusted/Counsel" and "Other Loss Adjustment" has been increased due to additional invoices being paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid275885302893
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel269135279324
 
Date of Change:1/10/2007 11:47:16 AM
Reason for Change:"Other Loss Adjustment" decreased due to reimbursements being made.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid302893287330

 

 

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Dr. DANUTA JACKSON-CURTIS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 03-008570 CI-021

Indemnity Paid: $3,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538886
Claim Number :40-009108
Date Submitted :12/14/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4680 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078  heidi.tam@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDANUTA JACKSON-CURTIS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed28960 US Hwy. 19 North Suite 115
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ClearwaterFL33761Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0117776130000$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME61310Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL100250
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/29/20029/16/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Autopsy Report indicated: 1.Bronchopneumonia, bilateral, moderate 2. Acute fulminant lymphocytic myocarditis 3.Congestive hepatosplenomegaly.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Claimant contends that the child's respiratory distress was misdiagnosed as acute bronchospasm when it was actually a result of congestive heart failure brought on by lymphocytic myocarditis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The child was dehydrated and was treated for dehydration with fluids.While a possibility, viral myocarditis would have been way down the list of suspicion.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The autopsy indicates the cause of death was Myocarditis.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
10/31/200303-008570 CI-021
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas10/20/2005
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
The Emergency Associates for Medicine, Inc.
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
10/26/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$469,961
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$99,957
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$3,000,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$63,842$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$3,469$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
This is a risk management issue.There are no risk management services available to the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Douglas Turnbull Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 10012955CL

Indemnity Paid: $2,142,834.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201574447
Claim Number : FP3965701
Date Submitted : 4/30/2015
 
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
IndividualDouglas Turnbull
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1551 West Bay Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LargoFL33770Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FP-88501$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME100205Urology - no surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
LARGO MEDICAL CENTER100248
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/21/20081/15/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Ureteral calculi requiring lithotripsy, cystoscopy in 81 year old male.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Lithotripsy, cystoscopy and pain medication with morphine which patient had known "sensitivity to".
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient developed confusion and encephalopaty 12 -15 hours after administration of morphine. Patient deteriorated over weeks and died. Plaintiff maintained patient had known "sensitivity" to morphine and it was therefore contraindicated.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/8/201010012955CL
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas4/2/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff after appeal ... 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,142,834
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$128,058
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$73,237
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.

 

 

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

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Dr. E K EASTER Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 99-006161

Indemnity Paid: $1,945,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534309
Claim Number :DNT 13021863-10-97
Date Submitted :2/8/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CINCINNATI INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
31-0542366 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDanielRWalsh
Street Address
6200 South Gilmore Rd
CityStateZip
FairfieldOH45014
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(513) 870 - 2728 (513) 603 - 5157dan_walsh@cinfin.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualEKEASTER
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7401 8TH ST N
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ST PETERSBURGFL33702Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
DNT 130 21 86$2,000,000$2,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Dentistry 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
DN5475DentistsAE5062726

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/10/19974/16/1999
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Failure to daignose
Diagnostic Code :010
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to diagnose a virulent infectio in the jaw which communicated to the basilar artery resulting in rupture and death.
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
11/19/199999-006161
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas9/13/2001
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Broome, Craig C
Miller, R H
Northeast Dental Associates
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
OtherDismissal with Prejudice
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/12/2001
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,945,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$42,950
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$7,110
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$8,500$0
Wage Loss$100,000$1,836,500
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Revised pre-screen proceedures
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Jennifer Crews Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 16-004904-CI

Indemnity Paid: $1,725,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201988317
Claim Number : 148256
Date Submitted : 3/28/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MEDICUS INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-5623491  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Diane M McNab
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Road
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32256
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 439 - 0580     dmcnab@norcal-group.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJennifer Crews
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed701 6th St S
CityStateZip CodeCounty
St PetersburgFL33701Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL-16141966$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Physician Assistant 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
PA9106325Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
BAYFRONT MEDICAL CENTER100032
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/21/20142/21/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented to ER with complaints of vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain and dysuria.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient's workup included a comprehensive physical exam, gynecological exam, and a battery of tests. The patient accurately diagnosed with dysfunctional uterine bleeding and bacterial vaginosis, provided appropriate treatment and educated regarding abnormal incidental findings. Patient was advised to have an additional evaluation with the supervising attending physician. Patient declined the additional eval, reported "feeling well", had normal vital signs and requested to be discharged home.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was advised to follow up with a primary care provider and gynecologist within 72 hours for further evaluation and testing, and/or return to the ER if symptoms worsened. The supervising attending physician agreed with the plan of care. Patient failed to follow up with either specialist or return to the ER. It was alleged this provider failed to order appropriate testing on the patient.
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
7/29/201616-004904-CI
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas2/21/2019
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
3/21/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,725,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$27,120
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$27,120
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. WILLIAM S MAISTRELLIS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # None

Indemnity Paid: $1,500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200433406
Claim Number :00001
Date Submitted :11/11/2004
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Sugical Associates Of West FloridaPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-3317557ME19478 & ME31191
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBarbara  Knapp
Street Address
1106 Druid Rd So Suite 301
CityStateZip
ClearwaterFL33756
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(727) 446 - 5681128(727) 442 - 5505bperris@tbi.net
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualWILLIAMSMAISTRELLIS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1106 Druid Rd So
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ClearwaterFL33756Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
00001$25,000,000$750,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME19478Surgery - General 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
MORTON PLANT HOSPITAL100127
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/30/20021/23/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
444.21 Upper embolism of Artery
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
34101 Brachial Embolectomy 24495 Fasciotomy75658 Operative Arteriogarm
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Failure Timely to intervene to correct a thromboembolus in Mrs Holobicky's arm.
Severity Of Injury
Emotional Only - Fright, no physical damage

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/23/2004None
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas6/21/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After arbitration is initiated or prior to suit being filed.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/21/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,500,000
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
Notification to Physician in a timely manaor for ER
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Francisco Cardona Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 13-005310-CI

Indemnity Paid: $1,200,000.00

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Department File Number : M201472731
Claim Number : 146386
Date Submitted : 11/20/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTH CARE INDEMNITY, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
61-0904881  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Teresa   Ross
Street Address
One Park Plaza P.O. Box 555
City State Zip
Nashville TN 37202
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(615) 344 - 5804     Teresa.Ross@HCAHealthcare.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualFrancisco Cardona
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6006 49th Street N Suite 200
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Saint PetersburgFL33709Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10111$750,000$1,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME85176Cardiovascular Disease - No Surgery01

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL100238
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherEmergency Room
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/20/20114/12/2012
 
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
Patient presented with chest pain & given differential diagnosis of unstable angina. Physician called by ER physician & stated would see patient as soon as possible as he was currently with another patient. Allege delay in personally evaluating patient & failure to immediately order cardiac catheterization to prevent cardiac death.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
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
5/24/201313-005310-CI
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas11/14/2014
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
11/7/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,200,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$55,427
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$24,277
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$600,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$600,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review of policies and procedures.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Paul B Goldenfarb Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 04-3503-CI21

Indemnity Paid: $1,100,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200744963
Claim Number :26169-01
Date Submitted :3/23/2007
 
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
IndividualPaulBGoldenfarb
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1200 Druid Road, South, Ste 8
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ClearwaterFL33756Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
04126$1,500,000$4,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME24039Internal Medicine - No Surgery80259

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MORTON PLANT HOSPITAL100127
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/13/20025/13/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Stage II colon cancer.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Chemotherapy consisting of 5FU and leucovorin.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
This 58 year old married female was hospitalized from chemotherapy induced diarrhea with weakness and dehydration and ultimately expired from a pulmonary embolism.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/9/200404-3503-CI21
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas3/5/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Kudelko, D.O., Paul E
Morton Plant Mease Healthcare
McCance, M.D., Gigi
Gonzalez, A.R.N.P., Elizabeth
Patel, M.D., Hitesh
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
3/5/2007
 
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$20,765
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$15,438
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,100,000
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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