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
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKelly Andrews
Street Address
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 800
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJoseph Noah
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed836 Sunset Lake Boulevard, Suite A-205
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME67457Surgery - Orthopedic 

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
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherPhysician's Office
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
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.

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
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. 
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
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.
No updates found.



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