Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. James M Balliro Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 04-CA-3007

Indemnity Paid: $30,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200641034
Claim Number :071492
Date Submitted :6/13/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TDC SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-4241120 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSallyLCleaver
Street Address
c/o PULIC; 12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 601
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90025
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 571 - 0523 (310) 571 - 0886scleaver@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJamesMBalliro
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed555 E BROADWAY # 212
CityStateZip CodeCounty
JACKSONWY83001-9496Lake
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
P91034-03$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME35299Surgery - General 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FLeon
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL100254
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/20/20015/6/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Morbid obesity.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured performed laparoscopic divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on 09/21/01. Post-operatively, the hospital advised that they were out of Heparin, which would have been used to prevent deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus. Hospital advised insrued that he could use Lovenox. Insured had never used Lovenox prior to this occasion and relied on the hospital to advise him regarding appropriate dosage.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient alleged that our insured and the hospital administered an excessive dose of Lovenox resulting in excessive bleeding necessitating an exploratory laparotomy. Insured received positive expert support.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/14/200404-CA-3007
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Leon4/28/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Tallahassee Community Hospital
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
2/14/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$30,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$25,285
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$5,650
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$30,000
Deductible$10,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$29,096$0
Wage Loss$3,000$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured will try to understand correct dosages & not rely on pharmacist; however expert was supportive of dosage.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 04-CA-3007

Indemnity Paid: $30,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200850654
Claim Number :071492
Date Submitted :9/12/2008
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TDC SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-4241120 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSallyLCleaver
Street Address
c/o PULIC; 12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 601
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90025
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 571 - 0523 (866) 344 - 6029scleaver@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJamesMBalliro
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed555 E. Broadway, # 212
CityStateZip CodeCounty
JacksonWY83001Lake
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
P91034-03$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME35299Surgery - General 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FLeon
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL100254
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Critical Care Unit 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/20/20015/6/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Morbid obesity.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured performed laparoscopic divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on 09/20/01. Post-operatively, the hospital advised that they were out of Heparin, which would hvae been used to prevent deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus. Hospital advised insured that he could use Lovenox. Insured had never used Lovenox prior to this occasion and relied on the hospital to advise him regarding appropriate dosage.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient alleged that our insured and the hospital administered an excessive dose of Lovenox resulting in excessive bleeding necessitating an exploratory laparotomy. Insured received positive expert support.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/14/200404-CA-3007
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Leon4/28/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Tallahassee Community Hospital
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
2/14/2006
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$30,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$25,322
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$8,050
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$10,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$29,096$0
Wage Loss$3,000$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured will try to understand correct dosages & not rely on pharmacist; however expert was supportiveof dosage.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:9/12/2008 5:43:17 PM
Reason for Change:It was thought that we had not submitted a closed claim report for this matter in 2006.Consequently, a new closed claim report was submitted on 08/27/08.However, it was then discovered that we had, indeed, submitted a closed claim report for this matter in 2006.Consequently, we are revising the report submitted on 08/27/08 to conform with the report submitted in 2006, with the only change having to do with ALAE expenses incurred after the original closing in 2006.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Injured Person Age4849
Defendant Entity NameTallahassee Community Hospital
Safety Management Steps TakennoneInsured will try to understand correct dosages & not rely on pharmacist; however expert was supportiveof dosage.
Incurred Expense Mdeical029096
Cause of InjuryPatient underwent laparoscopic divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on 09/20/01 by insured. Post-op, she developed hypertension, tachycardia, & diminished hemoglobin & hematocrit.Insured performed laparoscopic divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on 09/20/01. Post-operatively, the hospital advised that they were out of Heparin, which would hvae been used to prevent deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus. Hospital advised insured that he could use Lovenox. Insured had never used Lovenox prior to this occasion and relied on the hospital to advise him regarding appropriate dosage.
Final DiagnosisPre-op Rx for Heparin was replaced by hospital pharm with Lovenox.Patient developed a bleed requiring exploratory laparotomy.Patient's symptoms resolved and she was discharged on 11/13/01.Morbid obesity.
Injured Person Address Zip Code3240132405
Injured Person Address CountyLeon
Injured Person Address CityPanamaPanama City
Injured Person Address Street1704 Tyndall Drive1914 Calhoun Avenue
Injured Person Date of Birth13-NOV-5216-DEC-51
Severity of InjuryTemporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.
Location of Institutional InjuryPatients' RoomCritical Care Unit
Incurred Expense Wage Loss03000
Principal InjuryPatient underwent laparoscopic divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on 09/20/01 by insured. Post-op, she developed hypertension, tachycardia, & diminished hemoglobin & hematocrit.Patient alleged that our insured and the hospital administered an excessive dose of Lovenox resulting in excessive bleeding necessitating an exploratory laparotomy. Insured received positive expert support.
Per Claim Policy Limits1000000250000
Aggregate Policy Limits3000000750000
Insured Address CountyUnionLake
Insured Address Street555 E. Broadway, Suite 212555 E. Broadway, # 212
Date of Final Disposition14-FEB-0628-APR-06
Date Suit Filed28-DEC-0414-DEC-04
No Other Defendants10
Date Injury Occurred21-SEP-0120-SEP-01

 

 

*NR:Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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