Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Gilberto J Acosta Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 13-012861CA01

Indemnity Paid: $95,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201369109
Claim Number :18662-01
Date Submitted :12/6/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PODIATRY INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICAPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
58-1403235 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKaren Kessler
Street Address
3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 400
CityStateZip
FranklinTN37067
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 87762249 kkessler@picagroup.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualGilbertoJAcosta
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed613 E 49th St.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
HialeahFL33013Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
1PD0013281$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
PO2800  

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Outpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
PALM SPRINGS GENERAL HOSPITAL100050
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/21/201111/1/2012
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Plantar fibroma, left foot
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Excision of plantar fibroma, left foot
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient presented to the insured on 9/15/11 with complaints of a painful nodule involving the plantar aspect of her foot, present for six months and increasing in size. She was diagnosed with a plantar fibroma, and excision of the mass was recommended given the pain and recent growth. An MRI was performed and confirmed the diagnosis. In addition, it should be noted that capsulitis was described by the radiologist involving the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint on the MRI. On 9/22/11 the insured recommended surgery. Surgery was performed on 10/21/11, and involved removal of the lesion. Initially the patient had some problems with numbness involving her toes. The insured discussed the fact that this could simply be secondary to swelling, but once the pathology report was noted, he indicated that she may have some numbness due to the nature of the lesion.When last evaluated in mid-November, 2011, her sensation was returning, and she was advised to return on an as needed basis.Thereafter, the patient sought care from another DPM, beginning in February, 2012.He performed surgery for a recurrent lesion.Patient claims recurrence of the fibroma, necessitating further surgery, and loss of normal sensation of the left toes/foot. She alleges insured¿s surgery was negligently performed, causing damage to the nerve.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/10/201313-012861CA01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade11/11/2013
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Gilberto J. Acosta Podiatrist, 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
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
11/12/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$95,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$51,374
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$12,972
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$35,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None - Specialty code #80993
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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