Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In St. Lucie County Florida

Dr. Jay I Schorr Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 03-CA-000545(MP)

Indemnity Paid: $2,002,500.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200744242
Claim Number :27003-01
Date Submitted :2/1/2007
 
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
IndividualJayISchorr
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2401 Frist Blvd, Ste 1
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort PierceFL34950St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
19783$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME41989Internal Medicine - No Surgery80257

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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
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/3/20029/12/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient in MVA.Taken to ED and determined to be stable.Discharged home where he died 3 days later.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
None.
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
4/8/200303-CA-000545(MP)
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie1/12/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Swanson, M.D., Ronald
Lawnwood Medical Center
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff after appeal ... 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/12/2007
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,002,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$191,455
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$60,962
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$2,002,500
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
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Zafer Termanini Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 562016CA001195

Indemnity Paid: $1,125,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201781998
Claim Number : 156899-1
Date Submitted : 3/16/2018
 
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
IndividualZafer Termanini
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2402 First Blvd. Suite 102
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Fort PierceFL34950St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10115$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME114566Surgery - Orthopedic01

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
LAWNWOOD REG. MED. CTR100246
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/25/201512/14/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Deterioration of left knee from prior knee replacement.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent removal of left knee implant & revision of component. However, right femoral component implant was improperly placed in the left knee during left total knee arthroplasty.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Right femoral component implant incorrectly placed on left side.
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
6/27/2016562016CA001195
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie4/26/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/22/2017
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$1,125,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$66,454
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$29,984
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$157,500
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$35,000$1,000,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$20,000$20,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review of policies and procedures.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:3/16/2018 3:03:13 PM
Reason for Change:Additional LAE payments made.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid2986029984
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel6614466454
Injured Person Address Zip Code3493234982

 

 

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Dr. Anis Y Akrawi Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 56-2014-CA-000854

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679127
Claim Number : 46324
Date Submitted : 10/17/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
58-1449198  
Insurer Contact Information
Type Entity Name
Entity MAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
City State Zip
Orlando FL 32819
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813   (407) 370 - 2247 ctschanz@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAnisYAkrawi
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
LicensedPO Box 9010
CityStateZip CodeCounty
StuartFL34995Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1600292 12$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME60733Nephrology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSt. Lucie
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
ST LUCIE SURGICAL CENTER14960398
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/30/201210/7/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Acute renal failure
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
No iatrogenic injury
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged delay in diagnosis and treatment of anti-GBM
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Kidney failure
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
6/2/201456-2014-CA-000854
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie9/27/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
St. Lucie Medical Center
Martin Nephrology & Internal Medicine
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
7/6/2016
 
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$236,091
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$110,063
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$2,000,000$0
Wage Loss$40,000$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:10/17/2016 2:35:12 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 09/27/16
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition06-JUL-1627-SEP-16

 

 

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Dr. STEPHEN DODDS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 562014-CA-002222

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201783389
Claim Number : EMC-FL-14-270882
Date Submitted : 10/17/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
75-173235 SI
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kathy A Stockton
Street Address
1900 W. LOOP S., STE. 1500
City State Zip
Houston TX 77027
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404   (713) 461 - 8130 kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSTEPHEN DODDS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer200 SE HOSPITAL DRIVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
STUARTFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1040025381-12$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME105438Emergency 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 HOSPITAL SOUTH120009
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherER
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/13/20126/20/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
HYPOXIC ISCHEMIC ENCEPHOLOPATHY
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
SEEN IN ER
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
FAILURE TO TREAT
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
BRAIN DAMAGE
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
10/24/2014562014-CA-002222
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie10/17/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/21/2017
 
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$198,773
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$108,224
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. TINA MABE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 562014-CA-002222

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201783390
Claim Number : EMC-FL-14-270882
Date Submitted : 10/17/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
EmCare Holdings, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
75-173235 SI
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kathy A Stockton
Street Address
1900 W. LOOP S., STE. 1500
City State Zip
Houston TX 77027
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(713) 935 - 2404   (713) 461 - 8130 kathy_stockton@westernlitigation.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualTINA MABE
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer200 SE HOSPITAL DRIVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
STUARTFL34994Martin
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
HAZ1040025381-12$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Other 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ARNP3198692  

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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 HOSPITAL SOUTH120009
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherER
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/13/20126/20/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
HYPOXIC ISCHEMIC ENCEPHOLOPATHY
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
SEEN IN ER
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
FAILURE TO TREAT
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
BRAIN DAMAGE
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
10/24/2014562014-CA-002222
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie10/17/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
9/21/2017
 
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. Daniel T Chang Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 562017CA001217

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201885836
Claim Number : 165213
Date Submitted : 7/10/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
NORCAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
94-2301054  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Richard   Petersen
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Rd. #410
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32256
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 309 - 8142   (904) 394 - 7134 rpetersen@norcal-group.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDanielTChang
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2461 Santa Monica Blvd # 108
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Santa MonicaCA90404Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
720582E$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME106388Radiology - Diagnostic - 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
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
MARTIN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER100044
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherHospital Radiology
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/11/20168/10/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Allegation that Dr. Chang inadequately interpreted a CT scan taken on 01/11/16 of the decedent's abdomen and failed to report peritonitis, diverticulitis, or ischemic changes. On 1/11/2016, William Olensky began having severe abdominal pain & he was taken to Memorial Hospital& assigned to ED physician, Dr. Gustavo Granada who made an initial diagnoses of ¿acute febrile illness and lower abdominal pain¿ & ordered a CT Scan;Daniel Chang, MD, interpreted the CT and faxed the preliminary report to Tradition ED at 2247, visualizing small diffuse ascites, gall stones, colonic diverticulosis, trace right pleural effusion & moderately distended esophagus containing oral contrast. Dr. Chang did not observe a bowel obstruction or any free air in the abdomen.A defense expert found that he did not see free intra-abdominal air, peritonitis, diverticulitis, or ischemic changes at the descending colon and that the findings were significant at the time of surgery and that the process was ongoing for days before the presentation. Ultimately, he felt that Mr. Olensky died from SIRS which is an inflammatory process that has a clinical diagnosis. While he agreed that free air on the CT, if identified, can be assistive in making the diagnosis, the diagnosis is generally made without imaging
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Allegation that Dr. Chang inadequately interpreted a CT scan taken on 01/11/16 of the decedent's abdomen and failed to report peritonitis, diverticulitis, or ischemic changes. On 1/11/2016, William Olensky began having severe abdominal pain & he was taken to Memorial Hospital& assigned to ED physician, Dr. Gustavo Granada who made an initial diagnoses of ¿acute febrile illness and lower abdominal pain¿ & ordered a CT Scan;Daniel Chang, MD, interpreted the CT and faxed the preliminary report to Tradition ED at 2247, visualizing small diffuse ascites, gall stones, colonic diverticulosis, trace right pleural effusion & moderately distended esophagus containing oral contrast. Dr. Chang did not observe a bowel obstruction or any free air in the abdomen.A defense expert found that he did not see free intra-abdominal air, peritonitis, diverticulitis, or ischemic changes at the descending colon and that the findings were significant at the time of surgery and that the process was ongoing for days before the presentation. Ultimately, he felt that Mr. Olensky died from SIRS which is an inflammatory process that has a clinical diagnosis. While he agreed that free air on the CT, if identified, can be assistive in making the diagnosis, the diagnosis is generally made without imaging
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Allegation that Dr. Chang inadequately interpreted a CT scan taken on 01/11/16 of the decedent's abdomen and failed to report peritonitis, diverticulitis, or ischemic changes. On 1/11/2016, William Olensky began having severe abdominal pain & he was taken to Memorial Hospital& assigned to ED physician, Dr. Gustavo Granada who made an initial diagnoses of ¿acute febrile illness and lower abdominal pain¿ & ordered a CT Scan;Daniel Chang, MD, interpreted the CT and faxed the preliminary report to Tradition ED at 2247, visualizing small diffuse ascites, gall stones, colonic diverticulosis, trace right pleural effusion & moderately distended esophagus containing oral contrast. Dr. Chang did not observe a bowel obstruction or any free air in the abdomen.A defense expert found that he did not see free intra-abdominal air, peritonitis, diverticulitis, or ischemic changes at the descending colon and that the findings were significant at the time of surgery and that the process was ongoing for days before the presentation. Ultimately, he felt that Mr. Olensky died from SIRS which is an inflammatory process that has a clinical diagnosis. While he agreed that free air on the CT, if identified, can be assistive in making the diagnosis, the diagnosis is generally made without imaging
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
7/14/2017562017CA001217
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie6/27/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Chiong, Diana
Martin 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
OtherSettled between parties
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/14/2018
 
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
Circumstances of the case were discussed with the insured & risk management.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Agustin C Sanz Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 02-CA 001457

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200746710
Claim Number :117579
Date Submitted :8/17/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PROASSURANCE CASUALTY COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
38-2317569 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc.
Street Address
13919 Carrollwood Village Run
CityStateZip
TampaFL33618-2746
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 969 - 2010 (813) 969 - 2120SNorris@ProAssurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAgustinCSanz
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1420 SW St. Lucie West Blvd., Suite 103
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Port Saint LucieFL34986St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PNFL-1009612-00$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME63215Internal Medicine - No Surgery00000

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSt. 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
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/1/20007/18/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Management of hyperthyroidism and heart palpitations.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Ordered ultrasound of the liver, thyroid nuclear scan, 24 hour Halter monitor and endocrinology consult.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to diagnose and treat congestive heart failure which resulted in the patient's deatah.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/17/200202-CA 001457
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie8/16/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
RAO, KAMALAKAR T
Serrano, Tania
Agustin C. Sanz, M.D., P.A.
Just Ladies Healthcare, P.A.
Chalasani, Prasad
HCA-Health Services of Florida d/b/a St. Lucie Medical Cente
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
8/17/2007
 
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$360,302
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$308,052
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 has discussed case with insurance company personnel, medical experts and defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:12/5/2007 9:39:53 AM
Reason for Change:Updated to reflect additional legal fees and expenses paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid303914304052
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel351450357585
 
Date of Change:9/23/2008 3:11:43 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect additional legal fees and costs paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel357585358387
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid304052308052
 
Date of Change:8/17/2009 3:32:13 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect additional legal fees paid.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel358387360302

 

 

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Dr. John Mastalski Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 04CA000258

Indemnity Paid: $1,000,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200848108
Claim Number :B03036210
Date Submitted :1/3/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TIG INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
94-1517098 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAngelique Richardson
Street Address
125 S. Wacker Drive
CityStateZip
ChicagoIL60606
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(312) 606 - 2275 (312) 606 - 9181angelique_richardson@tigspecialty.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJohn Mastalski
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8559 S.E. Sabal Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Hobe SoundFL33475St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
39207528$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS4951Emergency Medicine - No Major 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
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherSt. Lucie Medical Center
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/28/200311/15/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Chest pain and shortness of breath causing death.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to diagnoseAlleged failure to confer with cardiologistAlleged failure to advise a cardiologistAlleged alteration or modification of medical records
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to appreciate that the claimant had unstable angina and myocardial diagnosis as atypical chest pain despite receiving reports of an abnormal EKG and abnormal high myoglobin levels.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged failure to monitor.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/14/200404CA000258
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie10/10/2007
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
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
Directed verdict for plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/23/2007
 
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$428,601
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,000,000
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. Dallas A Smith Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2012-CA-000569

Indemnity Paid: $975,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201366730
Claim Number :5148738-01
Date Submitted :1/27/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MEDICAL PROTECTIVE COMPANY (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
35-0506406 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSusanKSpielman
Street Address
5814 Reed Road
CityStateZip
Fort WayneIN46835
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0340  reportaclaim@medpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDallasASmith
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed109 Muirs Chapel Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
GreensboroNC27410Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
636325$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME95774Radiology - Diagnostic - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSt. 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
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/12/200810/20/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Annual mammogram
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Mammogram
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Improper interpretation
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Delay in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/16/20122012-CA-000569
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie3/21/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Southeastern Overread Services PLLC
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
3/21/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$975,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$35,767
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$19,974
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$400,000
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:8/27/2013 8:40:13 AM
Reason for Change:Update ALE and correct date of suit
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid38128627
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel1009822289
Date Suit Filed16-FEB-1316-FEB-12
 
Date of Change:1/27/2014 4:22:47 PM
Reason for Change:ALE UPDATE
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid862719974
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel2228935767

 

 

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Dr. Gregory Lovaas Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 562011CA00667

Indemnity Paid: $920,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201366860
Claim Number :MM258514
Date Submitted :4/19/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2950161 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCherry ERadin
Street Address
Ten Parkway North
CityStateZip
DeerfieldIL60015
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(847) 572 - 6085 (847) 572 - 6338radin@markelcorp.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualGregory Lovaas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed895 SW 29th Terrace
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Palm CityFL34990St. Lucie
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM816826$1,000,000$7,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME40126Surgery - Plastic 

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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
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
LAKEWOOD RANCH MEDICAL CENTER23960046
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/28/200912/28/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient presented to the hospital withr a comminuted tibia fracture.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The insured plastic surgeon performed a fasciocutaneous flap procedure.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
It was alleged the insured plastic surgeon should have performed a muscultaneous flap procedure, which offers more protection from infection.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Following surgery, the patient developed complications leading to amputation.
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
3/8/2011562011CA00667
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
St. Lucie3/14/2013
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
2/18/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$920,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$62,207
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$13,147
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$11,029
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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