Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Salma Akhter Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 13-CA-013598

Indemnity Paid: $500,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201781038
Claim Number : FP4422803
Date Submitted : 2/2/2017
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kelly   Andrews
Street Address
12724 Gran Bay Parkway, W., Suite 400
City State Zip
Jacksonville FL 32258
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(904) 360 - 3038
Insured Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Salma   Akhter
Insurer Type Street Address of Practice
Licensed 28135 Market Square
City State Zip Code County
Zephyrhills FL 33542 Pasco
Policy Number Per Claim Policy Limits Aggregate Policy Limits
FP-CL098659 $250,000 $750,000
Profession or Business Other Profession or Business
License Number Specialty Code & Classification Certification Number
OS8754 Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery  

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
  F Pasco
City State Zip Code
Location where injury occured Other location where injury occured
Other Location Florida Hospita Zephyrhills
Name of Institution Code
Location of Institutional Injury Other Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room  
Date of Occurrence Date Reported to Insurer
1/18/2011 4/17/2013
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Non-alcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy with permanent neurologic impairment.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Alleged delay in treating patient with history of Gastric bypass (January of 2012) with prolonged Thiamine deficiency.
Diagnostic Code :  
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Depression and psychiatric disorder.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Permanent neurological impairment from prolonged thiamine deficiency, non alcoholic Wernicke's Encephalopathy.
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
12/30/2013 13-CA-013598
County Suit Filed in Date of Final Disposition
Hillsborough 1/25/2017
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Hone, MD, Victor
Hanna, MD, Ayman
Morton Plant Hospital Assoc.
Ramos, MD, Ivan
Shah, MD, Siddharth
Feldman, MD, Alan
Elkayam, MD, Ezra
Town and Country Hospital
Kiss, MD, Alexander
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
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 $500,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel $92,752
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid $41,068
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss $0
Deductible $0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
  Incurred to Date Anticipated
Medical Expense $418,000 $0
Wage Loss $0 $0
Other Expenses $0 $5,000,000
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insurance company staff consulted with insured to discuss preventative measures. Patient Safety referral is made if appropriate.
No updates found.



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