Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Leon E Paulos Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2013 CA 001782

Indemnity Paid: $2,120,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201680039
Claim Number : F11-0192-11
Date Submitted : 10/17/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-3704679  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Dionysia   Lawson
Street Address
560 Davis Street
City State Zip
San Francisco CA 94111
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(415) 735 - 2013   (415) 735 - 2097 dlawson@norcalmutual.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual LEON   PAULOS
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 1717 N E St Suite 320
City State Zip Code County
Pensacola FL 32501 Escambia
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
MS000700 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME102290 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 Santa Rosa
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Outpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
N/A 000000
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
2/8/2011 9/13/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Femoral anterversion and leg length discrepancy
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
External rotation osteotomey of the femur and internal rotation osteotomy of the tibia
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Inappropriate off-label use of Kryptonite bone cement, insufficient fixation of a intramedullary nail
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Inappropriate off-label use of Kryptonite bone cement, insufficient fixation of a intramedullary nail
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
9/6/2016 2013 CA 001782
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Escambia 8/22/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Baptist Health Care Corporation
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
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
8/29/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $2,120,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $188,889
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $264,000 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Risk management discussed the matter with the physician.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2013-CA-001828

Indemnity Paid: $190,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201576405
Claim Number : 13-0099-A-10
Date Submitted : 11/25/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANY Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
20-3704679  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Tamla   Lloyd
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 410
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32256
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 296 - 2887 212 (904) 296 - 1245 tlloyd@fdinsurancecompany.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual LEON   PAULOS
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 1140 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Suite #003
City State Zip Code County
Gulf Breeze FL 32561 Santa Rosa
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
MS000700 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME102290 Surgery - Orthopedic  

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F Escambia
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Outpatient Facility None shown
Name of Institution Code
N/A 000000
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
8/6/2010 4/25/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented to the insured with a history of bilateral knee subluxations, left side worst than right.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Left knee arthroscopy, multiplanar derotational high tibial osteotomy, lateral release and proximal realignment. Supracondylar triplanar derotational osteotomy of left femur.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None made
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleging the use of Kryptonite bone cement in an off-label manner in a weight-bearing capacity; conducting a clinical trial without informing the patient, resulting in the patient having to undergo multiple surgical procedures and medical treatments to correct the damage.
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
8/16/2013 2013-CA-001828
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Escambia 10/27/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Leon Paulos, MD. P.A.
Baptist Health Care Corporation
Andrews-Paulos Research and Education Institute, LLC
Doctor's Research Group, Inc., Spinesource, Inc.
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
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/27/2015
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $190,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $56,624
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
The circumstances of this case were discussed with the insured and risk management was notified. Risk management discussed the case with the insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2013-CA-000620

Indemnity Paid: $125,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470941
Claim Number :13-0023-A-10
Date Submitted :6/4/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
20-3704679 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLindaDCollins
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 410
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32256
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 296 - 2887214(904) 296 - 1245lcollins@fldic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLeonEPaulos
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed324 10th Avenue, Suite 172
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Salt Lake CityUT84103Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MG000700$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME102290Surgery - Orthopedic 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSanta Rosa
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
GULF BREEZE HOSPITAL110003
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/24/20101/14/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented to insured with a history of locking and catching knee, and a dislocating right knee cap.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
High tibial osteotomy procedure.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None made.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleging insured performed an experimental osteotomy procedure utilizing an unproven product off-label.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/20/20132013-CA-000620
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Santa Rosa5/8/2014
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
5/8/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$125,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$14,750
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
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
Circumstances of this case have been discussed with the insured and Risk Management was notified.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2013-CA-001214

Indemnity Paid: $50,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201470942
Claim Number :13-0172-A-11
Date Submitted :6/4/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
FD INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
20-3704679 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLindaDCollins
Street Address
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 410
CityStateZip
JacksonvilleFL32256
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(904) 296 - 2887214(904) 296 - 1245lcollins@fldic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLeonEPaulos
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed324 10th Avenue, Suite 172
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Salt Lake CityUT84103Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MG000700$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME102290Surgery - Orthopedic 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FSanta Rosa
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Outpatient FacilityAndrews Institute Surgery Center
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/6/20118/7/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented to insured with left knee pain that had continued over several years.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
MRI and left distal femur curettage and bone grafting.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None made.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleging the use of Kryptonite bone cement in an off-label manner in a weight-bearing capacity; conducting a clinical trial without informing the patient, resulting in the patient having to undergo multiple surgical procedures and medical treatments to correct the damage.
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
11/4/20132013-CA-001214
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Santa Rosa5/8/2014
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. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
5/8/2014
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$50,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$18,793
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
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
Circumstances of this case have been discussed with the insured and Risk Management was notified.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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