Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. VICTOR J BILOTTA Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 02-002551-CI-013

Indemnity Paid: $20,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200534575
Claim Number :83-007580
Date Submitted :3/9/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGEPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
95-2575892 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDeanon Davis
Street Address
4601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
CityStateZip
Los AngelesCA90010
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(323) 930 - 6346  deanon.davis@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualVICTORJBILOTTA
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2961 FIRST AVENUE NORTH
CityStateZip CodeCounty
ST. PETERSBURGFL33713Pinellas
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
0118071610000$250,000$750,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME13521Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FPinellas
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/24/200010/29/2001
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
PATIENT PRESENTED WITH A FRACTURE OF HER LEFT ANKLE.THE INSURED WAS CALLED IN TO CONSULT AS THE ORTHO SURGEON.THE PATIENT ALREADY HAD A SPLINT APPLIED WHEN THE INSURED FIRST SAW HER, SHE WAS PROVIDED WITH A SPLINT AND A FEW DAYS LATER SHE WAS PUT ON A SHORT LEG CAST WITH A WALKING BOOT.HE ELECTED NOT TO PERFORM AN OPEN REDUCTION DUE TO HER DIABETES AND RENAL FAILURE AND GENERAL POOR HEALTH.PLAINTIFF DEVELOPED AN OPEN PRESSURE WOUND ON THE LEFT HEEL.PLAINTIFF CEASED TREATING WITH DR. BILOTTA AND BEGAN TREATING WITH ANOTHER PHYSICIAN.SHE WENT ON TO HAVE A NON-UNION OF THE DISTAL FUBULA AND MEDIAL MALLEOULUS AS WELL AS DEVELOPING A CHARCOT JOINT.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
PLAINTIFF ALLEGES THAT THE INSURED FAILED TO FULLY AND ACCURATELY EVALUATE HER FRACTURE AND FAILED TO PROPERLY MONITOR HER CONDITION POST HOSPITALIZATION FOR SURGICAL CONSIDERATION KNOWING OF HER CIRCULATORY AND VASCULAR STATUS AND THE EFFECT SAME MAY HAVE ON POSSIBLE NON HEALING OF THE FRACTURE.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
UNABLE TO DETERMINE
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
INAPPROPRIATE PROCEDURE/TREATMENT.PATIENT WENT ON TO HAVE A NON-UNION OF DISTAL FIBULA AND MEDIAL MALLEOULUS AS WELL AS DEVELOPING A CHARCOT JOINT.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
3/25/200202-002551-CI-013
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Pinellas3/3/2005
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
3/4/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$20,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$26,432
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$20,570
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$14,450$15,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
NONE. THE PATIENT WAS EXTREMELY HIGH RISK FOR SURGERY DUE TO HER PAST MEDICAL HISTORY.DR. BILOTTA WAS PLACED IN A POSITION WHERE HE HAD TO MAKE A JUDGMENT AS TO HOW TO TREAT THE PATIENT WITH HER CHRONIC CONDITIONS.BASED UPON THE FACT THAT THE FRACTURE WAS NON-DISPLACED, AND THE PATIENT WAS NOT PHYSICALLY ACTIVE AND WAS AT A HIGH RISK FOR SURGERY DUE TO HER MEDICAL CONDITION, HE DECIDED TO PLACE HER IN A CAST AND NOT PERFORM THE SURGERY.
 
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