Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. CHATCHAWIN ASSANASEN Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2008-CA-3867

Indemnity Paid: $112,500.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201160231
Claim Number :2007-00051
Date Submitted :3/25/2011
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
CRUDEN BAY RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
27-0057453 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAmanda Wescott
Street Address
30 Main Street, Suite 450
CityStateZip
BurlingtonVT05401
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(802) 371 - 2228 (802) 658 - 0140awescott@usarisk.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCHATCHAWIN ASSANASEN
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5153 N. NINTH AVENUE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
PensacolaFL32504Escambia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
CBRRG2007$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME80084Hematology - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FEscambia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (PENSACOLA)100025
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/5/20075/9/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
5-year-old female, with a cardiac transplant history, was admitted by her PCP to Sacred Heart Hospital (SHH) for evaluation of fever, recent diarrhea with weight loss and enlarged nodes.CT scan noted significant lymphadenopathy suggesting high likelihood of post transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD).Dr. Assanasen was consulted.He reviewed the CT scan, spoke with the radiologist, and contacted the patient¿s transplant cardiologist located in Atlanta.Dr. Assanasen recommended an urgent diagnostic biopsy and the transplant specialist concurred that the biopsy could be done at SHH.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
A laparoscopic biopsy was undertaken on May 5, 2007.The patient became hypotensive and had cessation of cardiac function at the close of the biopsy procedure as the drapes were being removed.Code sequence followed.Patient was resuscitated, but suffered a neurologic injury and was transferred to Atlanta where she subsequently expired several days later.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Expert reviewers have been unable identify a cause for what is thought to have been a respiratory event leading to this unfortunate outcome.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/16/20082008-CA-3867
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Escambia3/30/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Lewis, Florence
Panhandle Anesthesiology Associates, P.A.
The Nemours Foundation
Sacred Heart Hospital
Goldsmith, William
Guinn, Anne
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
OtherDismissed following settlement
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
3/30/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$112,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$148,317
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$14,109
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$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
Transplant patients will be referred back to their transplant center for surgical procedures
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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