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
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 874 - 0768 (813) 874 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAlexander Balko
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed455 Pinellas Street, Suite # 320
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
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
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
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
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
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
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. 
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$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
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.
No updates found.



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