Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Adrian I Medina Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # H27CA20040003210

Indemnity Paid: $400,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200538248
Claim Number :40-009531
Date Submitted :11/11/2005
 
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
IndividualAdrianIMedina
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1328 HOMESTEAD RD N
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LEHIGH ACRESFL33936-6024Hernando
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0118060060000$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME74141Surgery - Orthopedic 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MHernando
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationPhysician's Office
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/12/200111/11/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Radial Head Fracture.The patient has a bowing deformity of the ulna that is bowed towards the radius.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured doctor undertook his care on September 12, 2001.He diagnosed him as sustaining a type-A Monteggia fracture of the right ulnar with a non-displaced fracture of the shaft and a radial ulnar subluxation of the radial head and partial radial nerve palsy.He had a closed reduction manipulation of the elbow and placed in a long arm cast.Insured doctor and his physician's assistant continued with the follow up care of the patient at least through November 16, 2001.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff alleges that the insured failed to see the radial head dislocation evident on all x-rays after he performed the closed reduction, failed to recognize the progressive ulnar angulation and allowed the bone to heal in a deformed position, resulting in Bowing deformity of the ulna that is bowed towards the radius.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Bowing deformity of the ulna that is bowed towards the radius.
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
4/13/2004H27CA20040003210
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Hernando10/21/2005
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
10/25/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$400,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$8,351
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$9,301
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$5,000$75,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured doctor diagnosed the patient with a type A-Monteggia fracture of the right ulnar with a non-displaced fracture of the shaft and a radial ulnar subluxation of the radial and partial radial nerve palsy.Insured relied on his physician's assistant for all of the follow up appointments and did not review the x-rays himself which revealed that the dislocation was getting worse.Insured is currenly not practicing.
 
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