Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Rostislav Ignatov Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 502009CA009178

Indemnity Paid: $525,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201366117
Claim Number :32184
Date Submitted :2/21/2013
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Street Address
300 Plaza Three, 3rd Floor,
Jersey CityNJ07311
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(201) 743 - 3898 (201) 743 -
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualRostislav Ignatov
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed200 Congress Park Drive, Suite 100
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Delray BeachFL33445Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME93056Psychiatry - Addiction Psychiatry 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPalm Beach
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationRehabilitation Facility
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient came to the insured facility for alcohol dependence to detox and for rehab. He also suffered form hypertension and dyslipidemia. He committed to the facility on 1/11/2007.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Due to his uncontrolled hypertension, the insured internal doctor had the patient hospitalized on 2 different occasions. on 1/18/2007, the doctor placed the patient on Lisinopril to control his hypertention. On 1/19/2007, the nurse contacted the doctor. She informed him that the patient complained about having a lump in his throat. In house at that time was another doctor who is a MD/psychiatrist. He ordered the patient be placed on upper respiratory infection protocol. About 35 mins later, the patient complained of feeling like his tongue was swollen. The in-house doctor examined him and noted he did not have a swollen tongue, however, he did note it was asymmetrical. He ordered a shot of Benadryl IM and his oxygen sturation rate was monitored at 99%.The doctor ordered the patient be sent to the ER due to complaints by the patient that he was having diffculty breathing and the patinet finally consented to go to the ER. At that time, the patient's respiration was normal and his O2 sats were at 100%.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The plaintiff has alleged negligence against 2 insured doctors for their care of the patient at the insured facility. The allegations of negligence against the first insured doctor changing the patient's medication on 1/17/2007 without a valid reason to do so. The plaintiff then alleges that the doctor while on call was informed of the patient's complaintsby phone and failed to recognize the severity of the patient's condition and further failed to transfer him to an approprate facility. The allegations of negligence against the Psychiatrist include a failure to see and evaluate the patient in a timely manner upon his complaints of a lump in his throat, swollen tongue, and difficulty breathing. The plaintiff also alleges the doctor was negligent in failing to call an appropriate specialist and failing to transfer the patient to the ER of a local hospital where appropriate care could be provided. The plaintiff lastly allges that the doctor did transfer the patient to an ER, it was in an untimely manner which amounted to negligence.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
During trial, but before court verdict.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
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$525,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$434,870
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$34,556
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
Not Applicable.
No updates found.



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