Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Annapoorna Arunachalam Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # CA-01-12041 (AI)

Indemnity Paid: $200,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200643365
Claim Number :A5010203
Date Submitted :12/4/2006
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
12424 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Flr.
Los AngelesCA90025
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 696 - 0286 (310) 979 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAnnapoorna Arunachalam
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2925 10TH AVE N STE 201
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PALM SPRINGSFL33461-3046Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68509Endocrinology - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPalm Beach
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
Enlarged Goiter
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Thyroidectomy performed by pt's otolaryngologist
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None. The surgeon resected too much tissue, inadvertently removing the pt's parathyroid glands.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Pt had thyroid surgury which resulted in permanent injury - hypocalcemia
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
11/20/2001CA-01-12041 (AI)
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Palm Beach11/7/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Emmer, DO, Curtis D
Curtis D. Emmer, DO, P.A.
Frisosky, DO, MartinJ
Martin J. Frisosky, DO, P.A.
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$200,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$60,730
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$19,308
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
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
No updates found.



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