Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. MEDHAT A AWAD Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 03-92296 (05)

Indemnity Paid: $198,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200743716
Claim Number :83008620
Date Submitted :1/2/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualLaurieRSchwartz
Street Address
12424 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Flr.
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90025
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(310) 696 - 0286 (310) 979 - 4930lschwartz@litneutral.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMEDHATAAWAD
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed8395 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite B
CityStateZip CodeCounty
SunriseFL33351Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0118063210000$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME70194Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBroward
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Patient's Home 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
3/7/200110/2/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
He was discharged home on 02/12/01 with diagnoses of chronic airway obstruction, primary pulmonary hypertenson, aortic valve disorder and coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease.Plaintiff returned to our insured's office on 02/14/01 complaining primarily of depression, with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Our insured once again referred his patient for pulmonary follow up care. On 03/03/01, Plaintiff returned to the Hospital?s ER, this time by ambulance, after passing out and falling at home, cutting his head. His laceration was repaired and he was admitted to the hospital, under the care of our insured. He received consultations from co-defendant physicians and involved physicians.The patient was advised of the seriousness of his condition with a recommendation that he be admitted to a more advanced hospital for further evaluation and treatment.He expressed his desire to return to his home in New York for his care.After consultation with his consultants, our insured developed a plan to discharge Plaintiff on portable oxygen once the patient was stable enough to travel, so he could return home to New York to be followed there.On 03/07/01, Plaintiff was discharged home, accompanied by his wife, with the same diagnoses as previously, with instructions to discontinue Lasix and continue with the medications he had been previously prescribed. He was noted to have pulse, respirations and blood pressure within normal limits and oxygen saturation of 93% on room air.He had been oriented, alert and afebrile for the past 48 hours.Contrary to the allegations of the Complaint, Plaintiff made it to his home in Sunrise that afternoon, but was found dead in front of his apartment building that evening.He was taken by EMS back to the Medical Center?s ER, where he was pronounced.Our insured certified the cause of death as primary pulmonary hypertension.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
He was discharged home on 02/12/01 with diagnoses of chronic airway obstruction, primary pulmonary hypertenson, aortic valve disorder and coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease.Plaintiff returned to our insured's office on 02/14/01 complaining primarily of depression, with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Our insured once again referred his patient for pulmonary follow up care. On 03/03/01, Plaintiff returned to the Hospital?s ER, this time by ambulance, after passing out and falling at home, cutting his head. His laceration was repaired and he was admitted to the hospital, under the care of our insured. He received consultations from co-defendant physicians and involved physicians.The patient was advised of the seriousness of his condition with a recommendation that he be admitted to a more advanced hospital for further evaluation and treatment.He expressed his desire to return to his home in New York for his care.After consultation with his consultants, our insured developed a plan to discharge Plaintiff on portable oxygen once the patient was stable enough to travel, so he could return home to New York to be followed there.On 03/07/01, Plaintiff was discharged home, accompanied by his wife, with the same diagnoses as previously, with instructions to discontinue Lasix and continue with the medications he had been previously prescribed. He was noted to have pulse, respirations and blood pressure within normal limits and oxygen saturation of 93% on room air.He had been oriented, alert and afebrile for the past 48 hours.Contrary to the allegations of the Complaint, Plaintiff made it to his home in Sunrise that afternoon, but was found dead in front of his apartment building that evening.He was taken by EMS back to the Medical Center?s ER, where he was pronounced.Our insured certified the cause of death as primary pulmonary hypertension.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
He was discharged home on 02/12/01 with diagnoses of chronic airway obstruction, primary pulmonary hypertenson, aortic valve disorder and coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease.Plaintiff returned to our insured's office on 02/14/01 complaining primarily of depression, with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Our insured once again referred his patient for pulmonary follow up care. On 03/03/01, Plaintiff returned to the Hospital?s ER, this time by ambulance, after passing out and falling at home, cutting his head. His laceration was repaired and he was admitted to the hospital, under the care of our insured. He received consultations from co-defendant physicians and involved physicians.The patient was advised of the seriousness of his condition with a recommendation that he be admitted to a more advanced hospital for further evaluation and treatment.He expressed his desire to return to his home in New York for his care.After consultation with his consultants, our insured developed a plan to discharge Plaintiff on portable oxygen once the patient was stable enough to travel, so he could return home to New York to be followed there.On 03/07/01, Plaintiff was discharged home, accompanied by his wife, with the same diagnoses as previously, with instructions to discontinue Lasix and continue with the medications he had been previously prescribed. He was noted to have pulse, respirations and blood pressure within normal limits and oxygen saturation of 93% on room air.He had been oriented, alert and afebrile for the past 48 hours.Contrary to the allegations of the Complaint, Plaintiff made it to his home in Sunrise that afternoon, but was found dead in front of his apartment building that evening.He was taken by EMS back to the Medical Center?s ER, where he was pronounced.Our insured certified the cause of death as primary pulmonary hypertension.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
He was discharged home on 02/12/01 with diagnoses of chronic airway obstruction, primary pulmonary hypertenson, aortic valve disorder and coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease.Plaintiff returned to our insured's office on 02/14/01 complaining primarily of depression, with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Our insured once again referred his patient for pulmonary follow up care. On 03/03/01, Plaintiff returned to the Hospital?s ER, this time by ambulance, after passing out and falling at home, cutting his head. His laceration was repaired and he was admitted to the hospital, under the care of our insured. He received consultations from co-defendant physicians and involved physicians.The patient was advised of the seriousness of his condition with a recommendation that he be admitted to a more advanced hospital for further evaluation and treatment.He expressed his desire to return to his home in New York for his care.After consultation with his consultants, our insured developed a plan to discharge Plaintiff on portable oxygen once the patient was stable enough to travel, so he could return home to New York to be followed there.On 03/07/01, Plaintiff was discharged home, accompanied by his wife, with the same diagnoses as previously, with instructions to discontinue Lasix and continue with the medications he had been previously prescribed. He was noted to have pulse, respirations and blood pressure within normal limits and oxygen saturation of 93% on room air.He had been oriented, alert and afebrile for the past 48 hours.Contrary to the allegations of the Complaint, Plaintiff made it to his home in Sunrise that afternoon, but was found dead in front of his apartment building that evening.He was taken by EMS back to the Medical Center?s ER, where he was pronounced.Our insured certified the cause of death as primary pulmonary hypertension.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/27/200303-92296 (05)
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Broward12/1/2006
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Alayoubi, MD, muhammed
Lieber, MD, Charles
Streit, MD, Barry
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
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$198,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$47,069
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$15,152
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
Unk
 
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