Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Nitin J Parikh Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 2002 11766 CIDL

Indemnity Paid: $750,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200639609
Claim Number :83-008348
Date Submitted :2/21/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4680 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078  heidi.tam@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNitinJParikh
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1061 Medical Center Drive., # 103
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Orange CityFL32763Volusia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
011808283-0000$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Chiropractic Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME60089Gastroenterology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FVolusia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
VOLUSIA MEDICAL CENTER100072
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/6/20017/2/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
A gallbladder ultrasound revealed gallstones & an enlarged common bile duct.The insured performed an ERCP, a normal pancreatogram was noted with no grooves seen.Dr. Parikh concluded that the common bile duct was giving dilation appearance because of s cystic duct was wrapping around it, but no stones were seen.Dr. Parikh recommended a surgical consultation to address the patient's gallblader.Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy and cholecystectomy and hemorrahagic pancreatitis was found.Patient expired as a result of exacerbated pancreatitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) patient developed severe hemorrhagic pancreatitis resulting in her demise.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff alleges that the patient's pancreatitis was exacerbated by an unnecessary ERCP performed by the insured.As a result the patient's condition deteriorated and she subsequently died 1-1/2 weeks later.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Wrongful Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/18/20022002 11766 CIDL
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Volusia10/6/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Capulung, Rene 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 DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/8/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$750,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$750,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$6,074$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None.The insured had no liability in this matter.It was the surgical procedure that caused a worsening of the pancreatitis which casued or contributed patient's death.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2002 11766 cidl

Indemnity Paid: $750,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200639808
Claim Number :83-008348
Date Submitted :3/7/2006
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHeidi Tam
Street Address
4680 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 7078  heidi.tam@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNitinJParikh
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1061 Medical Center Drive, # 103
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Orange CityFL32763Volusia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
011808283-0000$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME60089Gastroenterology - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FVolusia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
FISH MEMORIAL100072
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
9/6/20017/2/2002
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
A Gallbladder ultrasound revealed gallstones & an enlarged common bile duct.The insured performed an ERCP, a normal paceratogram was noted with no grooves seen.Co-defendant doctor concluded that the common bile duct was giving dilation appearance because of a cystic duct was wrapping around it, but no stones were seen.Co-defendant doctor recommended a surgical consultation to address the patient?s gallbalder.Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy and cholecystectomy and hemorrhagic panceratitis was found.Patient expired as a result of exacerbated pancreatitis.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP_ patient developed severe hemorrhagic pancreatitis resulting in her demise.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Plaintiff alleges that the patient?s pancreatitis was exacerbated by an unnecessary ERCP performed by the insured. As a result the patient?s condition deteriorated and she subsequently died 1-1/2 weeks later.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Wrongful Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/18/20022002 11766 cidl
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Volusia10/6/2004
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Capulung, Rene
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
10/8/2004
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$750,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$33,690
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$28,436
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$750,000
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
None.The insured had no liability in this matter.It was the surigical procedure that caused a worsening of the pancreatitis which caused or contributed patient's death.
 
Updates
 
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Court Case # 2011 10554CIDL 01

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201264735
Claim Number :PLFHFM043604
Date Submitted :9/6/2012
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Florida Hospital Fish MemorialPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-31492934408
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJudith AHenderson
Street Address
900 Hope Way
CityStateZip
Altamonte SpringsFL32714
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 357 - 2292 (407) 975 - 1570judith.henderson@ahss.org
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNitinJParikh
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1055 Saxon Boulevard
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Orange CityFL32763Volusia
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
8528-2010$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME60089Internal Medicine - Minor Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MVolusia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
FISH MEMORIAL100072
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Special Procedure Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/19/200911/23/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Inpatient for severe nausea and vomiting following colon prep for a routine colonoscopy.Physician performed a colonoscopy with balloon dilation of a suspected mass in the patient's sigmoid colon.Alleged failure to properly evaluate patient's condition, consult with a surgeon to determine the appropriate treatment and removal of the mass and that the inappropriately performed procedure caused the need for emergent surgery and worsened the outcome of the patient's colon cancer.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged failure to properly evaluate patient's condition.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Failure to properly evaluate and treat patient's condition and worsened the outcome of the patient's colon cancer.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/1/20112011 10554CIDL 01
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Volusia5/31/2012
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
5/30/2012
 
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$88,733
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$33,605
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
N/A
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2008-1007 PRDL

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201368318
Claim Number :07-0054
Date Submitted :9/9/2013
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
PHYSICIANS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY RISK RETENTION GROUP, INC.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
33-1010508 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJack  Heda
Street Address
1806 N. Flamingo Road, Suite 339
CityStateZip
Pembroke PinesFL33028
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 985 - 1165 (954) 212 - 0178jo@pplrrg.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNitinJParikh
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1053 Medical Center Drive
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Orange CityFL32763Orange
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
104387$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME60089Surgery - GastroenterologyN/A

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MVolusia
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Hospital/Institutionsurgery room
Name of InstitutionCode
FISH MEMORIAL100072
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/2/200711/8/2007
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient was referred to Dr. Parikh by his primary care physician for a colonoscopy because he was suffering from rectal bleeding and constipation.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Dr. Parikh performed a colonoscopy on November 2, 2007. Patient suffered an apparent colon perforation.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
The allegations against Dr. Parikh should have examined the patient prior to discharge from Florida Hospital Fish Memorial and failure inform patient of the risks of internal bleeding and possible injuries which could occur after this type of surgery. Patient was discharged after he was assessed to be in good condition.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Dr. Parikh performed a colonoscopy during which he visualized a flat polyp in the cecum, which he removed and applied a hemoclip at the site. The rest of the colon appeared normal. After the colonoscopy patient was observed in the PACU for approximately 1 hour and was discharge in good stable condition. On November 4 patient was taken to hospital by EMS to Lake City Medical Center with dizziness and abdominal pain. Patient collapsed in his room and was pronounced dead. Patient died of an apparent colon perforation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/24/20082008-1007 PRDL
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Volusia6/15/2009
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
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
6/15/2009
 
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$25,465
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 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
NA
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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