Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. MOHIUDDIN A SYED Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 10-2826-CA

Indemnity Paid: $490,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201365725
Claim Number :0AA736496
Date Submitted :1/14/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
HOMELAND INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORKPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
52-1568827 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMike  Clark
Street Address
199 Scott Swamp Road
CityStateZip
FarmingtonCT06032
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(860) 321 - 2544 (877) 256 - 5067mclark@onebeaconpro.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualMOHIUDDINASYED
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed12073 SW 125th Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
MiamiFL33186Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MPP-232909$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
OS9369Physicians or Surgeons 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLiberty
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
OtherER
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
10/7/20097/6/2010
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
THE PATIENT AT ISSUE IN THIS MATTER (AGE 37) INITIALLY PRESENTED TO ANOTHER EMERGENCY ROOM WITH SYMPTOMS INCLUDING VOMITING AND DIFFICULTY WALKING, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH GASTROENTERITIS, AND DISCHARGED HOME. LATER THAT MORNING, HE RETURNED TO THE SAME EMERGENCY ROOM WITH ONGOING NEUROLOGIC COMPLAINTS, AND WAS THEN ASSESSED TO HAVE HAD A CVA, AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO BAY MEDICAL CENTER FOR FURTHER EVALUATION
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
AT BAY MEDICAL CENTER, HE WAS EVALUATED BY THE EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN WHO PERFORMED A LUMBAR PUNCTURE AND DIAGNOSED THE PATIENT WITH HAVING A NON-HEMORRHAGIC CVA AND POSSIBLE MENINGITIS. DR. SYED WAS NOTIFIED FOR ADMISSION ONLY SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE PATIENT'S SYMPTOMS BEGAN, GAVE THE PATIENT AN ASSESSMENT THAT INCLUDED CVA, AND HE ALSO NOTED THE PATIENT WAS OUTSIDE OF THE TIME WINDOW FOR TPA (CLOT BUSTING DRUG) ADMINISTRATION. HIS ORDERS INCLUDED NEURO CHECKS EVERY 2 HOURS, NPO AND SPEECH THERAPY FOR A SWALLOW EVALUATION, AN MRI OF THE BRAIN, AND A NEUROLOGY CONSULT IN THE AM. DR. SYED HAD NO FURTHER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PATIENT AFTER HIS EXAMINATION WAS COMPLETED AND ORDERS WERE WRITTEN ON OCTOBER 7, 2009. THERE WERE NO REPORTED CHANGES IN MR. VAUGHN'S NEUROLOGIC STATUS THAT WERE COMMUNICATED TO DR. SYED THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF HIS SHIFT. MR. VAUGHN'S CONDITION DETERIORATED THE FOLLOWING DAY AFTER ANOTHER PHYSICIAN HAD ASSUMED HIS CARE, AND HIS OUTCOME WAS THAT OF A CVA WITH WEAKNESS AND DIFFICULTY WITH SPEECH AND SWALLOWING.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
THE PLAINTIFFS IN THIS CASE ALLEGE THAT DR. SYED FAILED TO OBTAIN AN IMMEDIATE CONSULTATION WITH A NEUROLOGIST AND OR NEUROSURGEON ON THE EVENING OF 10 07 2009 AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS OF NON HEMORRHAGIC CVA WAS MADE. FAILING TO ORDER OR RECOMMEND THAT AN IMMEDIATE WORK UP BE PERFORMED ON THE EVENING OF 10 07 2009 TO PROMPTLY DIAGNOSE THE IMPENDING THROMBOTIC STROKE TO AVOID OR LESSEN THE SEVERITY OF THE COMPLICATIONS ULTIMATELY SUFFERED BY THE PLAINTIFF. FAILING TO ORDER OR RECOMMEND A STAT MRI OR MRA OF THE BRAIN ON 10 07 2009 AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS OF NON HEMORRHAGIC CVA WAS MADE. FAILING TO GIVE ORDER OR CAUSE TO BE ADMINISTERED T PA TISSUE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR OR SOME CLOT BUSTING DRUG ON THE EVENING OF 10 07 2009 AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS OF NON HEMORRHAGIC CVA WAS MADE BY DR TULLY. FAILING TO FOLLOW UP WITH THE PATIENT BY AT LEAST COMMUNICATING WITH THE NURSING PERSONAL DURING THE NIGHT HOURS OF 10 07 2009 AND THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF 10 08 2009 WHICH WOULD HAVE LED TO AN EARLIER DIAGNOSIS OF THE SEVERE COMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM THE INITIAL THROMBOTIC STROKE.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
7/11/201110-2826-CA
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Bay1/3/2013
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
1/4/2013
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$490,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$174,361
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$25,000
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
Not known at this time
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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