Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice Cases In Suwannee County Florida

Dr. JOEY T KENNEY Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2017-CA-100

Indemnity Paid: $2,000,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201884696
Claim Number : PHY-16-359767
Date Submitted : 3/19/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Team Health, Inc. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
62-1562558  
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
IndividualJOEYTKENNEY
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1900 WINSTON RD.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
KNOXVILLETN37919Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
ES1800$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME67656Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MColumbia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
SHANDS AT LAKE SHORE100102
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherER
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/7/20152/3/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
MRSA
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
SEEN IN ER
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
SYSTEMIC MRSA INFECTION R/I SEA, CORD COMPRESSION AND QUADRIPLEGIA
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/2/20172017-CA-100
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee3/19/2018
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
3/1/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,000,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$40,291
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$31,131
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. ROMULO A ARMAS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 6120-04-CA-008-000-1

Indemnity Paid: $850,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200849832
Claim Number :18769
Date Submitted :8/12/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
58-1449198 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityMAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
CityStateZip
OrlandoFL32819
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813 (407) 370 - 2247cwehner@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRomuloAArmas
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
LicensedPO Box 103578
CityStateZip CodeCounty
GainesvilleFL32610Alachua
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1600094 03$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME22238Emergency Medicine - No Major Surgery73703

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSuwannee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
SHANDS AT LIVE OAK (SUWANNEE)100146
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/19/200310/3/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Dog bite wounds
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
No iatrogenic injury
Diagnostic Code :429.9
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to prescribe first generation antibiotics
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Bacterial endocarditis
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
1/7/20046120-04-CA-008-000-1
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee6/10/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
Directed verdict for plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/3/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$850,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$145,725
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$127,407
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$850,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$238,966$0
Wage Loss$10,265$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:8/12/2008 11:27:07 AM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 06/10/08
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition02-JUN-0810-JUN-08

 

 

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Dr. ELHAM FAKHRE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2011209CA

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201989227
Claim Number : 00007795
Date Submitted : 7/1/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Univ of FL JHMHC Self-Insurance Program Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-600205  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kristin   Belyew
Street Address
PO BOX 112735
City State Zip
Gainesville FL 32611
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(352) 273 - 7232   (352) 273 - 5424 belyewK@ufl.edu
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualElham Fakhre
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1600 SW Archer Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
GainesvilleFL32610Alachua
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
UFBOT10G$300,000*NR
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME96683Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSuwannee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SHANDS AT LIVE OAK (SUWANNEE)100146
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/29/20103/29/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Pancreatitis
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Electrolyte imbalance
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Cardiac arrest and death
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/6/20112011209CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee6/29/2018
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
6/29/2018
 
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$21,034
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$63,278
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
Assessment of treatment with physician
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Dr. CHARLOTTE Y GERRY Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 2017CA000185CAAXMX

Indemnity Paid: $150,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201987534
Claim Number : 1044459-01
Date Submitted : 1/8/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FLORIDA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JUA Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-1625412  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Lynn   Louthan
Street Address
5814 Reed Road
City State Zip
Ft Wayne IN 46835
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(260) 486 - 0778   (260) 486 - 0782 Lynn.Louthan@MEDPRO.COM
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCharlotteYGerry
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed530 East Howard Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Live OakFL32064Suwannee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FL010290$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Dentistry 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
DN14223Dentists - NOC classification. 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSuwannee
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
4/27/20166/2/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
dental issues
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
dental extractions and implants placed
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
failure of implants
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
re-do dental work, residual unremitting pain
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
12/6/20172017CA000185CAAXMX
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee1/7/2019
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
1/7/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$150,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$26,269
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,379
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$101,000
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.

 

Dr. KEITH E MYERS Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 612002-CA-002100001

Indemnity Paid: $20,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850396
Claim Number :16028
Date Submitted :8/12/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
58-1449198 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityMAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
CityStateZip
OrlandoFL32819
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813 (407) 370 - 2247cwehner@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKeithEMyers
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
LicensedPO Box 103578
CityStateZip CodeCounty
GainesvilleFL32610Alachua
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1600094 01$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME77625Internal Medicine - No Surgery1102

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSuwannee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
SHANDS AT LIVE OAK (SUWANNEE)100146
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/31/200012/14/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Right index finger laceration
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Wound closure
Diagnostic Code :927.3
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose and treat tendon laceration
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Laceration of EDC tendon with scarring
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/14/2002612002-CA-002100001
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee7/14/2008
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Shands Teaching Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
More than 90 days, after suit filed and prior to or during the course of mandatory settlement conference.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/27/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$20,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$35,731
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$18,109
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$20,000
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
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:8/12/2008 12:29:16 PM
Reason for Change:Report updated to reflect Court Document final disposition date of 07/14/08
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Date of Final Disposition30-JUN-0814-JUL-08

 

 

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Dr. BELANJE S HEGDE Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 61-2003-CA

Indemnity Paid: $2,500.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200640771
Claim Number :16666
Date Submitted :5/24/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
MAG MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
58-1449198 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeEntity Name
EntityMAG Mutual Insurance Company
Street Address
8427 South Park Circle Suite 130
CityStateZip
OrlandoFL32819
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 370 - 3813 (407) 370 - 2247cwehner@magmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBelanjeSHegde
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed7776 Evening Star Lane
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TallahasseeFL32312Leon
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1600450 00$2,000,000$6,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME23629Radiology - Diagnostic - No Surgery49509

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSuwannee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Emergency Room 
Name of InstitutionCode
SHANDS AT LIVE OAK (SUWANNEE)100146
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
1/16/200111/25/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Fractured ankle
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
X-ray
Diagnostic Code :928.2
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to diagnose fractured ankle
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Fractured ankle
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/27/200361-2003-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee5/4/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Ghafoor, MD, Nasrullah
Shands at Live Oak
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
5/11/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$2,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$23,444
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$2,027
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$2,500
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
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. VERNON P MONTOYA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 3:15-CV-00649-MMH-JR

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201782486
Claim Number : FL0482
Date Submitted : 7/5/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTHCARE UNDERWRITERS GROUP, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
74-3129288  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Yvette   de la Morena
Street Address
1250 S. Pine Island Road Suite 300
City State Zip
Plantation FL 33324
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 923 - 1900     ymorena@hugroups.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualVERNONPMONTOYA
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed289 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 103
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Lake CityFL32024Columbia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
196-000$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME61981Hematology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSuwannee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Prison 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPrison
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
6/1/201510/11/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Treatment was sought for Hep C.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged no treatment was given
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged no treatment for Hep C. given during incarceration.
Severity Of Injury
Emotional Only - Fright, no physical damage

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/26/20163:15-CV-00649-MMH-JR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee6/28/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Corizon Health Corp
Marceus, Dr.
Jones, Sec, FL Dept of Corr, Julie
Le, Chuong
Cabrero Muniz, Dr.
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Claim or suit abandoned.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
No Payment Made
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$8,375
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
Discussed with insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. BIENVENIDO M SAMERA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-000185-CA

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679664
Claim Number : 46370
Date Submitted : 9/9/2016
 
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
IndividualBienvenidoMSamera
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed303 Suwannee Ave.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
BranfordFL32008Suwannee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PSL 1600556 11$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME28682Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSuwannee
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/2/201210/10/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Peripheral vascular disease
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
No iatrogenic injury
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged failure to note absent pedal pulses
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Right leg below the knee amputation
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/18/201414-000185-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee8/9/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Samora, DPM, Scott
Branford Medical Center, 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
No Payment Made
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$62,344
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$13,632
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$40,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management has counseled insured
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Dr. SCOTT B SAMERA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - Court Case # 14-000185CA

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679592
Claim Number : 20046-01
Date Submitted : 9/1/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
PODIATRY INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
58-1403235  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Karen   Kessler
Street Address
3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 400
City State Zip
Franklin TN 37067
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 8776 2249   kkessler@picagroup.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualScottBSamera
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed404 NW Hall of Fame Dr.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Lake CityFL32055Suwannee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
1PD0046329$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
PO3510  

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSuwannee
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
2/1/201210/23/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Diabetic neuropathy; Charcot foot
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Application of Jones compression dressing; CAM Walker dispensed; crutches dispensed
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Pltfs expert alleges that Dr. Samera failed to refer the patient to the appropriate specialist for a complete and comprehensive vascular status work up and evaluation in the presence of a diabetic neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease including absent pedal pulses, and Charcot foot.
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
7/28/201414-000185CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Suwannee8/31/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Scott B. Samera, DPM, P.A.
Bienvenido Samera, M.D., P.A.
Samera, M.D., Bienvenido
Branford Family Medical Center, Inc.
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Claim or suit abandoned.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
OtherDismissed w/prejudice
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$91,646
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$21,362
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 - Specialty code #80993
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida?

Typically an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice and is licensed in the state of Florida.

Can you file a medical malpractice lawsuit without a lawyer?

Yes you can, however it is highly advised not to as the medical malpractice case law is very complex

What kind of attorney do I need to sue a doctor?

You should look for an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice, you can also search for tort lawyer.

What percentage do malpractice lawyers get?

Most medical malpractice attorneys charge at least a 40% contingency fee.

How long do you have to sue for medical malpractice in Florida?

Under the 2019 Florida statutes, An action for medical malpractice shall be commenced within 2 years from the time the incident giving rise to the action occurred or within 2 years from the time the incident is discovered, or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence; however, in no event shall the action be commenced later than 4 years from the date of the incident or occurrence out of which the cause of action accrued, except that this 4-year period shall not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday. An “action for medical malpractice” is defined as a claim in tort or in contract for damages because of the death, injury, or monetary loss to any person arising out of any medical, dental, or surgical diagnosis, treatment, or care by any provider of health care. The limitation of actions within this subsection shall be limited to the health care provider and persons in privity with the provider of health care. In those actions covered by this paragraph in which it can be shown that fraud, concealment, or intentional misrepresentation of fact prevented the discovery of the injury the period of limitations is extended forward 2 years from the time that the injury is discovered or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence, but in no event to exceed 7 years from the date the incident giving rise to the injury occurred, except that this 7-year period shall not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday. This paragraph shall not apply to actions for which ss. 766.301-766.316 provide the exclusive remedy. see section 7 chaper b http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0095/Sections/0095.11.html

Is there a cap on medical malpractice in Florida?

With respect to a cause of action for personal injury or wrongful death arising from medical negligence of practitioners, regardless of the number of such practitioner defendants, noneconomic damages shall not exceed $500,000 per claimant. No practitioner shall be liable for more than $500,000 in noneconomic damages, regardless of the number of claimants. see http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0766/Sections/0766.118.html

Do doctors in Florida have to have malpractice insurance?

Under Florida law, physicians are generally required to carry medical malpractice insurance or otherwise demonstrate financial responsibility to cover potential claims for medical malpractice. However, certain part-time physicians who meet state requirements are exempt from the financial responsibility law. see http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0458/Sections/0458.320.html

Is there a time limit to file a medical malpractice suit?

Under the 2019 Florida statutes, An action for medical malpractice shall be commenced within 2 years from the time the incident giving rise to the action occurred or within 2 years from the time the incident is discovered, or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence; however, in no event shall the action be commenced later than 4 years from the date of the incident or occurrence out of which the cause of action accrued, except that this 4-year period shall not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday. An “action for medical malpractice” is defined as a claim in tort or in contract for damages because of the death, injury, or monetary loss to any person arising out of any medical, dental, or surgical diagnosis, treatment, or care by any provider of health care. The limitation of actions within this subsection shall be limited to the health care provider and persons in privity with the provider of health care. In those actions covered by this paragraph in which it can be shown that fraud, concealment, or intentional misrepresentation of fact prevented the discovery of the injury the period of limitations is extended forward 2 years from the time that the injury is discovered or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence, but in no event to exceed 7 years from the date the incident giving rise to the injury occurred, except that this 7-year period shall not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday. This paragraph shall not apply to actions for which ss. 766.301-766.316 provide the exclusive remedy. see section 7 chaper b http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0095/Sections/0095.11.html

What is considered medical malpractice in Florida?

Medical Malpractice in Florida is defined as significant harm. This means that the injury must be serious enough to have resulted in significant healthcare expenses, missed work and caused ongoing pain and suffering.

What is the statute of limitations for legal malpractice in Florida?

Under the 2019 Florida statutes, An action for medical malpractice shall be commenced within 2 years from the time the incident giving rise to the action occurred or within 2 years from the time the incident is discovered, or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence; however, in no event shall the action be commenced later than 4 years from the date of the incident or occurrence out of which the cause of action accrued, except that this 4-year period shall not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday. An “action for medical malpractice” is defined as a claim in tort or in contract for damages because of the death, injury, or monetary loss to any person arising out of any medical, dental, or surgical diagnosis, treatment, or care by any provider of health care. The limitation of actions within this subsection shall be limited to the health care provider and persons in privity with the provider of health care. In those actions covered by this paragraph in which it can be shown that fraud, concealment, or intentional misrepresentation of fact prevented the discovery of the injury the period of limitations is extended forward 2 years from the time that the injury is discovered or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence, but in no event to exceed 7 years from the date the incident giving rise to the injury occurred, except that this 7-year period shall not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday. This paragraph shall not apply to actions for which ss. 766.301-766.316 provide the exclusive remedy. see section 7 chaper b http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0095/Sections/0095.11.html

Who can file a wrongful death suit in Florida?

Florida law requires a representative of the deceased person's estate to file the wrongful death claim. The representative may be named in the will or estate plan. The court will appoint a representative if there is no will or estate plan

What is the statute of limitations for wrongful death in Florida?

Under the 2019 Florida statutes, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is within two years of the date of death for most cases.

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