Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. John Baker Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # H-27-CH-2007-0854

Indemnity Paid: $75,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200850872
Claim Number :11200-01
Date Submitted :9/12/2008
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKaren Kessler
Street Address
110 Westwood Place
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 87762249
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJohn Baker
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6317 Sealawn Dr.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Spring HillFL34607Alachua
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Outpatient FacilityHernando Endoscopy & Surgery Center
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
Ulceration with osteomyelitis, right hallux
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Debridement of necrotic bone and soft tissue, right hallux
Diagnostic Code :730.07
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient underwent a number of surgical debridements and eventually underwent amputation of his hallux.After these surgeries, the wounds were somewhat closed, failed to heal and re-opened. A non-invasive vascular test revealed decreased flow to the left foot with relatively normal flow to the right, so insured referred patient to a vascular surgeon, and patient subsequently underwent a transmetatarsal amputation.Patient alleges failure to timely refer.Our expert believes that due to the patient?s multiple medical problems and poor lifestyle decisions, such as heavy smoking and not controlling his hypertension, the amputation would have been the eventual outcome of this patient regardless of the appropriate care provided by the insured.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
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$75,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$20,331
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$6,945
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
None - Specialty code #80993
No updates found.



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