Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. HOANG DUONG Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 04003336

Indemnity Paid: $23,151,409.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201679047
Claim Number : 40-007800
Date Submitted : 7/12/2016
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Joseph   McCrary
Street Address
31051 Agoura Rd
City State Zip
Westlake Village CA 91361
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(818) 874 - 1664
Insured Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual HOANG   DUONG
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 1150 N 35TH AVE #300
City State Zip Code County
HOLLYWOOD FL 33021 Lafayette
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
11777613 $100,000,000 $300,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME80010 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Pain Management  

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Broward
City State Zip Code
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Location RADIOLOGY
Name of Institution Code
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
5/19/2002 2/5/2003
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Extensive, long segment of arterial dissection (from the proximal cervical segment of the L. internal carotid artery as far as distally as the skull base at the level of the carotid canal). Very poor antegrade flow in the L. carotid artery was also present.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Deployment of four (4) overlapping, self-expanding, nitinol stents from the skull base to the level of the carotid bulb. When a subsequent control angiogram indicated a continuing flow problem beyond the most distal stent, an additional angioplasty was performed on the remaining problem segment of the L. internal carotid artery. Two hours later, patient exhibited signs of a reperfusion injury. Patient underwent an emergency craniotomy and hematoma evacuation with persistent hemiparesis and functional decline afterwards.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged unwarranted and/or improper performance of a L. carotid stenting procedure in response to signs of ischemic stroke, and alleged failure to provide proper informed consent in stenting procedure and risks of hyperperfusion injury. Plaintiffs further alleged that a perforated vessel by a micro-catheter caused a bleed.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
46 YOM presented to ER with complaints of slurred speech, tingling to the right hand, difficulty formulating thoughts, and left ear pain/dizziness and signs and symptoms of ischemic stroke. Subsequently, patient was found to have severe occlusion of L. distal internal carotid artery. Medical intervention did not relieve signs and symptoms of ischemic stroke, surgical intervention was ruled out; when signs and symptoms persisted, patient then underwent endovascular stenting procedure that restored blood flow. However, the restored blood flow resulted in hemorrhagic stroke--a known risk of the procedure
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
2/5/2003 04003336
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Broward 5/25/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court Decision Other
Judgment for the plaintiff.  
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 $23,151,409
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $1,479,504
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $385,339
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $8,000,000
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $299,000 $5,000,000
Wage Loss $131,400 $544,600
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
No risk management services are provided to this insured.
No updates found.



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