Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. KYE K PAHK Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # C-C003-125

Indemnity Paid: $425,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M200533911
Claim Number :83-008786
Date Submitted :1/10/2005
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4017 LAFAYETTE AVE
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME24486Urology- minor surgery1

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 FacilityOutpatient facility
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Otheroutpatient facility
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS). This is an inflammation of the blood vessels.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Dr. Pahk was the Urologist who was treating this patient for the above referenced condition with Cytoxan, however, this medication was causing a hemorrahagic cystitis (inflammation of the bladder and ureter).Therefore, Dr. Pahk performed a laser fulguration in an attempt to cauterize and stop the patient's bleeding.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The patient developed post-operative complications.The patient developed colovesical and colvaginal fistulas.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient had to undergo a sigmoid loop colostomy, cystectomy, vaginal suspension, left oophorectomy and bilateral cutaneous ureterostomies as a result of the laser fulguration precedure.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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
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$425,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$13,400
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$30,150
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$425,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$151,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
The insured is not provided with risk management services.
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