Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Joseph Noah Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2010CA012128NC

Indemnity Paid: $291,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201471605
Claim Number :FP4052301
Date Submitted :8/14/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FIRST PROFESSIONALS INSURANCE COMPANY, INCPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6614702 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKelly Andrews
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32204
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038  kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJoseph Noah
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed836 Sunset Lake Boulevard, Suite A-205
CityStateZip CodeCounty
VeniceFL34292Sarasota
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
FP-CL099051$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME67457Surgery - Orthopedic 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MSarasota
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPhysician's Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/17/20098/9/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented for post-bilateral knee arthroplasty exam at 35 days in complaint of leg swelling the previous day that was resolved on exam.Patient was examined; rehab course was reviewed and patient instructed to call or go to ER if complaints.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Course at rehab was reviewed; legs palpated, patient instructed if major complaints to call or go to ER.Swelling had subsided.Patient went to PCP on day 42 with complaints of shortness of breath and chest pain and was referred for follow up exam in several days to cardiologist.Later on the same day the paient deteriorated and was hospitalized from ER with pulmonary emboli and died the following day.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff alleged failure to order Doppler study on 35th day visit.Distinguished experts strongly disputed indication for same.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff died of pulmonary emboli on 43 post-operative day.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/13/20102010CA012128NC
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Sarasota7/29/2014
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After court verdict and prior to filing of notice of appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
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$291,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$68,746
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$130,198
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
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures.Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
 
Updates
 
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Court Case # 2014-CA0042001NC

Indemnity Paid: $185,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201576301
Claim Number : 316140
Date Submitted : 11/12/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-3014772  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kelly   Andrews
Street Address
12724 Gran Bay Parkway W. Suite 400
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32258
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038     kandrews@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Joseph   Noah
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 836 Sunset Lake Blvd., Suite A-205
City State Zip Code County
Venice FL 34292 Sarasota
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
0951768 $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME67457 Surgery - Orthopedic  

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Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F Sarasota
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Hospital/Institution Venice Regional Medical Center
Name of Institution Code
   
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
4/18/2012 3/12/2014
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented with open, complex, comminuted fractures of distal ulna and radius.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Open reduction of left wrist and irrigation and debridement, limited internal fixation and accumed volar plate, biomet external fixation device & allograft bone grafting.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Plaintiff alleged non-union, negligent placement of volar plate and failure to reduce cortical bone fractures in wrist. Expert general orthopedic and hand surgeon opined the standard of care was met for a general orthopedist and the severe complex fracture would leave functional sequelae regardless of treatment.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
7/22/2014 2014-CA0042001NC
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Sarasota 11/3/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Suncoast Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, PA
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 Decision Other
Other Voluntary Dismissal
Arbitration
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 $185,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $18,867
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $22,170
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $44,461 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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