Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. WILLIAM A ROSS Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 09AO 5678-1

Indemnity Paid: $900,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201264941
Claim Number :268985
Date Submitted :10/1/2012
 
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
IndividualWILLIAMAROSS
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1920 Niskey Lake Trail
CityStateZip CodeCounty
AtlantaGA30331Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
65030$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME104179Surgery - Orthopedic 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MOut of state
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
N/A000000
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/16/20074/13/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Severe right knee degenerative joint disease.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Insured performed right knee total joint arthroplasty and bone graft and cementing of right proximal tibial plateau fracture.Surgery took an extended amount of time.The saw for bone cuts was dropped on the floor requiring cleaning and sterilization, delaying the surgery.The proximal tibia was fractured during impaction of tibial implant which caused additional delay.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
*NR
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Post surgical infections resulting in multiple surgeries due to alleged excessive time in the operating room and alleged negligent use of equipment.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/8/200909AO 5678-1
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Out of state11/22/2010
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Ross Orthopedic Wellness Center, P.C.
DeKalb Medical Center, Inc. dba DeKalb Medical at Hillandale
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
11/18/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$900,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$54,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$650,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$250,000$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.

 

 

*NR:Prior to 04/28/1999 this field was not required in submitted claims.

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