Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Lisa Alaish Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2011CA9470

Indemnity Paid: $99,999.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201366956
Claim Number :16816-01
Date Submitted :5/2/2013
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKaren Kessler
Street Address
3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 400
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 87762249
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLisa Alaish
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5211 Curry Ford Rd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
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
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Diabetic ulcers on both feet
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Debridement, cultures taken
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
On 02-17-10, patient presented to insured¿s office with a chief complaint of having ulcers on both feet. Upon examination, insured noticed a blood blister, suspicious of infection, on the lateral aspect of his left foot near the fifth metatarsal head.The area was debrided, cultures were taken, and insured indicated that arrangements for vascular studies would be made once the infection had improved.Additionally, she prescribed an oral antibiotic as well as a topical ointment.Insured continued to debride the ulcer over the next couple of visits, and she noted that the ulceration appeared to be resolving.Patient went to see the vascular surgeon, on 03-06-10, and testing revealed moderate ischemia in the left, lower extremity.When a subsequent MRI demonstrated osteomyelitis beneath the wound, insured ordered another appointment for patient with the vascular specialist.This doctor performed debridements but, as the wound began to deteriorate, he performed a left fifth toe and ray amputation.Due to unresolved ischemia and further deterioration, the vascular doctor subsequently performed a left below the knee amputation.Patient alleges the amputation resulted because insured failed to timely refer him to ID and vascular specialists.Our expert believes that with the patient¿s history of smoking andnon-compliance with diabetes management, more likely than not, he would have needed an amputation eventually, and that a several week delay did not cause or contribute to the need for that intervention.
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$99,999
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$40,297
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$9,957
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$50,000$10,000
Wage Loss$10,000$10,000
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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