Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Alexander Balko Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 05-3174-CI-15

Indemnity Paid: $175,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200643177
Claim Number :P-04-61-0211
Date Submitted :11/17/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
25-1149494 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCECILIA SALA
Street Address
4211 BOYSCOUT BLVD., STE. 160
CityStateZip
TAMPAFL33624
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 874 - 0768 (813) 874 - 0710csala@che.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAlexander Balko
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed455 Pinellas Street, Suite # 320
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ClearwaterFL33756Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
031-0352$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME47941Surgery - General 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
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
MORTON PLANT HOSPITAL100127
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/14/200312/8/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Admitted for scheduled surgery with "compassionate" approval for insertion of experimental Talent Proximal Aortic Cuff; history of COPD, hypertension, CAD, multiple MIs, cardiac catheterizations and angioplasties, and repair of an aortic aneurysm.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Two experimental Talent Aortic Cuffs, with approved compassionate use replace for a type one endo leak with migration of Aneu Rx Stent Graph.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient developed bilateral renal artery occlusions following the migration of the Talent Stent Graph placement.His condition deteriorated and he expired.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/5/200505-3174-CI-15
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas11/7/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Morton Plant Hospital
Medtronic, 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
Judgment notwithstanding the verdict for defendant. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
11/3/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$175,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$32,522
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$500,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$117,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$11,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Counsel discussed the claim with the physician.Physician discussed with the manufacturer use of these experimental devices.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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