Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Michelle Allin Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 062016CA009507

Indemnity Paid: $900,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201781116
Claim Number : 157238-2
Date Submitted : 12/21/2017
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Teresa   Ross
Street Address
One Park Plaza P.O. Box 555
City State Zip
Nashville TN 37202
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(615) 344 - 5804
Insured Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Michelle   Allin
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 7201 N University Drive
City State Zip Code County
Tamarac FL 33321 Broward
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
HCI-10113 $1,000,000 $3,000,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
Other Nurse Practitioner
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number

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 Broward
City State Zip Code
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Emergency Room  
Name of Institution Code
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Other Emergency Room
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
11/24/2013 1/26/2016
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Epidural abscess.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Allege a more through history should have been obtained & a more through physical exam/assessment/reassessment should have been performed which would have resulted in a STAT MRI.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented with complaints of sudden weakness with right & left flank pain radiating to back & urine infection. Nursing notes reflect that patient unable to bear weight on both legs & ER physician made aware. Following day MRI performed which revealed epidural abscess. Patient underwent T5-6 laminectomy for evacuation of abscess.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
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
6/27/2016 062016CA009507
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Broward 1/25/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Haffizula, M.D., Jason
Liska, PA-C, Karina
Medical Associates of Tamarac, P.A.
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.  
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 $900,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $26,896
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $22,014
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $535,675
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $0 $295,000
Wage Loss $0 $69,325
Other Expenses $0 $0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review of policies and procedures.
Date of Change: 12/21/2017 1:22:03 PM
Reason for Change: Additional LAE payments made.
Field Changed Former Value New Value
Amount of Loss Adjustment Expense Paid to Defense Counsel 26679 26896
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid 21849 22014



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