Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. Sedigheh Zolfaghari Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 96-004960 (19)

Indemnity Paid: $3,103,978.00

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Department File Number :M201265028
Claim Number :MM098075B
Date Submitted :10/8/2012
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
EVANSTON INSURANCE COMPANYPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
36-2950161 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualCherry ERadin
Street Address
Ten Parkway North
CityStateZip
DeerfieldIL60015
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(847) 572 - 6085 (847) 572 - 6338radin@markelcorp.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSedigheh Zolfaghari
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5862 Homeland Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Lake WorthFL33449Broward
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
MM701788$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME52284Emergency Medicine - Including Major Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FBroward
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
CORAL SPRINGS MEDICAL CENTER110019
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Labor and Delivery Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/21/19948/25/1995
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient was delivered at the hospital. At the time of delivery the mother incurred spontaneous rupture of membranes at approximately 33-34 weeks. At admission the mother had a temperature of 100.9 and labor lasted approximately 23 hours. The patient was transferred to NeoNatal IICU where antibiotic therapy was instituted. On day 3 the infant developed a temperature of 100.6 and was mildly jaundiced. She required a platelet transfusion, packed red cell transfusions and cryoprecipitate. The patient was diagnosed with DIC with thrombocytopenia and anemia.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was discharged after three weeks, but was admitted to another hospital three weeks following where she was diagnosed with Hepatic Insufficiency, and cirrhosis of the liver with jaundiced cell transformation.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The patient incurred a visual field deficit and brain tissue abnormality detectable by CT scan, although her brain function is normal.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/30/200996-004960 (19)
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Broward6/7/2012
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Directed verdict for plaintiff. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
4/9/2012
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,103,978
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$414,332
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$264,343
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$1,500,000
Deductible$125,000
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$0$470,000
Wage Loss$0$200,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 0507818, 02

Indemnity Paid: $975,000.00

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Department File Number :M201058367
Claim Number :228914
Date Submitted :8/24/2010
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
DOCTORS COMPANY, AN INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE (THE)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-3014772 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAngela LaFrance
Street Address
13450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 160
CityStateZip
SunriseFL33323
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(954) 838 - 9988 (866) 636 - 5421alafrance@thedoctors.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSedigheh Zolfaghari
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed5862 Homeland Road
CityStateZip CodeCounty
WellingtonFL33467Palm Beach
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
63100$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME52284Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBroward
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
BROWARD GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER100039
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
2/27/20034/30/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Distal ileal atresia, status post laparaotomy.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Small section of the patient's bowel was re-sected.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
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Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Death.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/23/20050507818, 02
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Broward8/23/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
North Broward Hospital District
Broward General Medical Center
Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida, Inc.
Otero, M.D., Eduardo 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
8/20/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$975,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$104,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$950,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$25,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Unknown.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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