Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Manuel Airala Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $150,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679377
Claim Number : FL0286
Date Submitted : 8/8/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTHCARE UNDERWRITERS GROUP, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
74-3129288  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Yvette   de la Morena
Street Address
1250 S. Pine Island Road Suite 300
City State Zip
Plantation FL 33324
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 923 - 1900     ymorena@hugroups.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Manuel   Airala
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 2441 SW 37 Avenue
City State Zip Code County
Miami FL 33145 Dade
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
037-001 $500,000 $1,500,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME31705 Surgery - Opthalmology  

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  M Dade
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Location Office
Name of Institution Code
N/A 000000
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Office
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
6/23/2009 6/20/2011
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Treatment was sought for cataracts
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Plaintiff alleges that a failure to monitor after surgery resulted in loss of vision in both eyes.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Alleged loss of vision in both eyes.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
  *NR
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
*NR 5/31/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Airala, Marta
Drs. Airala Laser & Cataract Institute PA
Santa Lucia Surgical Center LLC
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
8/5/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $150,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $387,376
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
Discussed with insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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

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Court Case # 08-42904CA04

Indemnity Paid: $90,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201056134
Claim Number :FL0141
Date Submitted :1/25/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
HEALTHCARE UNDERWRITERS GROUP OF FLORIDA Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
32-0090369 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDavidWMcKenney
Street Address
1250 South Pine Island Road, Suite 300
CityStateZip
PlantationFL33324
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 923 - 1900 (954) 923 - 0019dmckenney@HUGroups.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMANUEL AIRALA
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2441 SW 37 Ave
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33145Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
037-000$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME31705Surgery - Opthalmology 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Outpatient FacilitySanta Lucia Surgical Center
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/13/20074/23/2008
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
cataracts
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
cataract surgery
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Complication during cataract surgery - popsterior capsule ruptured and lens fragment dropped into the vitrectous
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
loss of visual acuity in right eye
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
7/22/200808-42904CA04
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade11/18/2009
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
OtherDismissal
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
11/30/2009
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$90,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$38,381
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$18,726
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
No saftey measures taken
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 07-6333 CA 23

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201574708
Claim Number : FL0068
Date Submitted : 5/22/2015
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
HEALTHCARE UNDERWRITERS GROUP, INC. Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
74-3129288  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Yvette   de la Morena
Street Address
1250 S. Pine Island Road Suite 300
City State Zip
Plantation FL 33324
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(954) 923 - 1900     ymorena@hugroups.com
 
Insured Information
 
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Manuel   Airala
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 2441 SW 37th Avenue
City State Zip Code County
Miami FL 33145 Dade
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
037-000 $500,000 $1,500,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Medical Doctor  
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
ME31705 Surgery - Opthalmology  

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First Name MI Last Name Date of Birth
       
Street Address Gender County where Injury Occurred
  F Dade
City State Zip Code
     
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Physician's Office  
Name of Institution Code
SANTA LUCIA SURGICAL CENTER, LLC 99
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Physicians Office
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
4/4/2003 11/2/2006
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Treatment was sought for Lasik treatments, correction of high myopia and astigmatism
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Lasik surgery
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
No misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
alleged progressive corneal changes following LASIK surgery.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage. Recovery delayed.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of Suit Circuit Court Case Number
3/5/2007 07-6333 CA 23
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Dade 2/17/2015
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Drs Airala Laser and Cataract Institute PA
Santa Lucia Surgical Center Inc
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Claim or suit abandoned.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
No Payment Made
Court Decision Other
No Court Proceedings.  
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff? No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured $0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $39,291
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
Discussed with insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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