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
PODIATRY INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICAPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
58-1403235 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKaren Kessler
Street Address
3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 400
CityStateZip
FranklinTN37067
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 87762249 kkessler@picagroup.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLisa Alaish
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5211 Curry Ford Rd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
OrlandoFL32812Orange
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
1PD0013313$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
PO2927  

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MOrange
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
4/21/20104/13/2011
 
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
*NR
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
7/26/20112011CA9470
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Orange4/19/2013
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
5/2/2013
 
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
Deductible$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
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

*NR:Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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