Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. ALEXIS H ABRIL Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 0020598CA08

Indemnity Paid: $230,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200118262
Claim Number :MM 213872
Date Submitted :8/20/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2950161 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualChristine Sampson
Street Address
200 East Gaines Street
CityStateZip
TallahasseeFL32399
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(850) 413 - 5358 (850) 921 - 8243Christine.Sampson@fldfs.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualALEXISHABRIL
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2601 S.W. 37TH AVE., #907
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MIAMIFL33133Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM 801750$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME34234Surgery - VascularN/A

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
CORAL GABLES HOSPITAL100183
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/18/19994/27/2000
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
A 71-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension as well as a fracture of the right lower extremity, post penile prosthesis placement and chronic venus changes in both lower extremities was operated on by our Insured for an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 6.5 mm.The plaintiff withstood the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room.Over the next 11 daysthe plaintiff developed respiratory failure, atrial fibrillation and respiratory distress.He underwentexploratory laparotomy with sigmoid colon resection and was found to have ischemic necrosis of the sigmoid colon.The plaintiff became hypotensive and developed septic shock and was placed on a dopamine infusion.The plaintiff's condition deteriorated and he requireddialysis and subsequently died.Alleges failure to timely consider the possibility of ischemic bowel and failure to order diagnostic testing to rule out same and failure to make the appropriate diagnosis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
A 71-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension as well as a fracture of the right lower extremity, post penile prosthesis placement and chronic venus changes in both lower extremities was operated on by our Insured for an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 6.5 mm.The plaintiff withstood the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room.Over the next 11 daysthe plaintiff developed respiratory failure, atrial fibrillation and respiratory distress.He underwentexploratory laparotomy with sigmoid colon resection and was found to have ischemic necrosis of the sigmoid colon.The plaintiff became hypotensive and developed septic shock and was placed on a dopamine infusion.The plaintiff's condition deteriorated and he requireddialysis and subsequently died.Alleges failure to timely consider the possibility of ischemic bowel and failure to order diagnostic testing to rule out same and failure to make the appropriate diagnosis.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
A 71-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension as well as a fracture of the right lower extremity, post penile prosthesis placement and chronic venus changes in both lower extremities was operated on by our Insured for an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 6.5 mm.The plaintiff withstood the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room.Over the next 11 daysthe plaintiff developed respiratory failure, atrial fibrillation and respiratory distress.He underwentexploratory laparotomy with sigmoid colon resection and was found to have ischemic necrosis of the sigmoid colon.The plaintiff became hypotensive and developed septic shock and was placed on a dopamine infusion.The plaintiff's condition deteriorated and he requireddialysis and subsequently died.Alleges failure to timely consider the possibility of ischemic bowel and failure to order diagnostic testing to rule out same and failure to make the appropriate diagnosis.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/22/20000020598CA08
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade8/15/2001
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
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$230,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$5,000
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
 
 
Date of Change:8/20/2007 4:35:11 PM
Reason for Change:OIR updating Historical Closed Claim data.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Diagnostic CodeN/A
Cause of InjuryA 71-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension as well as a fracture of the right lower extremity, post penile prosthesis placement and chronic venus changes in both lower extremities was operated on by our Insured for an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 6.5 mm.The plaintiff withstood the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room.Over the next 11 daysthe plaintiff developed respiratory failure, atrial fibrillaiton and respiratory distress.He underwentexploratory laparotomy with sigmoid colon resection and was found to have ischemic necrosis of the sigmoid colon.The plaintiff became hypotensive and developed septic shock and was placed on a dopamine infusion.The plaintiff's condition deteriorated and he requireddialysis and subsequently died.Alleges failure to timely consider the possibility of ischemic bowel and failure to order diagnostic testing to rule out same and failure to make the appropriate diagnosis.A 71-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension as well as a fracture of the right lower extremity, post penile prosthesis placement and chronic venus changes in both lower extremities was operated on by our Insured for an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 6.5 mm.The plaintiff withstood the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room.Over the next 11 daysthe plaintiff developed respiratory failure, atrial fibrillation and respiratory distress.He underwentexploratory laparotomy with sigmoid colon resection and was found to have ischemic necrosis of the sigmoid colon.The plaintiff became hypotensive and developed septic shock and was placed on a dopamine infusion.The plaintiff's condition deteriorated and he requireddialysis and subsequently died.Alleges failure to timely consider the possibility of ischemic bowel and failure to order diagnostic testing to rule out same and failure to make the appropriate diagnosis.
Final DiagnosisN/AA 71-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension as well as a fracture of the right lower extremity, post penile prosthesis placement and chronic venus changes in both lower extremities was operated on by our Insured for an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 6.5 mm.The plaintiff withstood the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room.Over the next 11 daysthe plaintiff developed respiratory failure, atrial fibrillation and respiratory distress.He underwentexploratory laparotomy with sigmoid colon resection and was found to have ischemic necrosis of the sigmoid colon.The plaintiff became hypotensive and developed septic shock and was placed on a dopamine infusion.The plaintiff's condition deteriorated and he requireddialysis and subsequently died.Alleges failure to timely consider the possibility of ischemic bowel and failure to order diagnostic testing to rule out same and failure to make the appropriate diagnosis.
Injured Person Address CountyDade
Insured License NumberME0034234ME34234
MisdiagnosisN/A
County Injury Occurred InDade
Portal User Nameplcr_migration_dccs plcr_migration_dccsChristine Sampson
Principal InjuryN/AA 71-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension as well as a fracture of the right lower extremity, post penile prosthesis placement and chronic venus changes in both lower extremities was operated on by our Insured for an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 6.5 mm.The plaintiff withstood the procedure well and was taken to the recovery room.Over the next 11 daysthe plaintiff developed respiratory failure, atrial fibrillation and respiratory distress.He underwentexploratory laparotomy with sigmoid colon resection and was found to have ischemic necrosis of the sigmoid colon.The plaintiff became hypotensive and developed septic shock and was placed on a dopamine infusion.The plaintiff's condition deteriorated and he requireddialysis and subsequently died.Alleges failure to timely consider the possibility of ischemic bowel and failure to order diagnostic testing to rule out same and failure to make the appropriate diagnosis.

 

 

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