Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. LOUIS I ASTRA Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201887008
Claim Number : PLFHNP095815
Date Submitted : 11/14/2018
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-3375731 4333
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Linda   Boelke
Street Address
900 Hope Way
City State Zip
Altamonte Springs FL 32714
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(407) 357 - 1313     linda.boelke@ahss.org
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Louis   Astra
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Self-Insurer 1395 S. Pinellas Ave.
City State Zip Code County
Tarpon Springs FL 34689 Pinellas
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
8258 -2018 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME94887 Surgery - General  

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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
  M Pinellas
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility  
Name of Institution Code
HELEN ELLIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 100055
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
6/11/2018 6/22/2018
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Large cancerous mass on right 7th rib.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Complete resection of mass in right 7th rib
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient sustained paralysis from T 7 down.
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
  *NR
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
*NR 10/23/2018
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within the pre-suit period as set forth in 766.106 (more than 90 days before suit is filed).
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/23/2018
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $0
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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Court Case # 5107-CA-897-WS

Indemnity Paid: $245,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200952266
Claim Number :P-06-61-0437
Date Submitted :1/28/2009
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
25-1149494 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCECILIA SALA
Street Address
4211 BOYSCOUT BLVD., STE. 160
CityStateZip
TAMPAFL33624
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 874 - 0768 (813) 874 - 0710csala@che.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLOUISIASTRA
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed6636 Forest Avenue, Suite B
CityStateZip CodeCounty
New Port RicheyFL34652Pasco
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
343-3665$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME94887Surgery - General 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPasco
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
NORTH BAY MEDICAL CENTER100063
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/4/20063/20/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was admitted via Emergency Department with a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Postoperatively, an abscess formation inferior to the gallbladder was diagnosed secondary to transection of bile duct.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Delay in recovery secondary to additional postoperative surgery to correct macroscopic bile duct obstruction.
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
3/29/20085107-CA-897-WS
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pasco1/7/2009
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
North Bay Surgical Associates, PA
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
12/29/2008
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$245,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$24,217
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$500,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$300,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Physician discussed case with defense counsel.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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