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
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4680 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1328 HOMESTEAD RD N
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LEHIGH ACRESFL33936-6024Hernando
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
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
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
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.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
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. 
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$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
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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