Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. AARON APPIAH, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case #

Indemnity Paid: $125,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679972
Claim Number : 108120
Date Submitted : 10/12/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
OPHTHALMIC MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY (A R.R.G.) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
94-3047990  
Insurer Contact Information
Type Entity Name
Entity Medical Risk Consultant Group
Street Address
PO Box 431271
City State Zip
Miami FL 33243-1271
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(305) 668 - 0432   (305) 668 - 0433 MMORENO@MRCG.ORG
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAaron Appiah
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2280 Wednesday Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TallahasseeFL32308Leon
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
OMC0012574$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME52960Surgery - Opthalmology 

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FLeon
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/2/20136/22/2015
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
CME, Diabetic Retinopathy
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Based upon clinical and diagnostic workup, patient was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, and central macular edema for which she underwent photo-coagulation laser treatments.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made. The patient is a diabetic and does have evidence of diabetic retinopathy.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
There is no injury or loss of vision. The patient alleged unnecessary laser treatments.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Slight - Lacerations, contusions, minor scars, rash. No delay.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
 *NR
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
*NR10/12/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
 
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
Within the pre-suit period as set forth in 766.106 (more than 90 days before suit is filed).
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Settled by parties
Court DecisionOther
No Court Proceedings. 
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
10/6/2016
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$125,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$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
Risk management evaluation regarding documentation. This case was reviewed by medical experts and also by the patient's own health insurer. The findings were that the care rendered was appropriate and did not cause any injury whatsoever to the patient.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # 2017-CA-002600

Indemnity Paid: $3,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201989451
Claim Number : 109821
Date Submitted : 7/29/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
OPHTHALMIC MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY (A R.R.G.) Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
94-3047990  
Insurer Contact Information
Type Entity Name
Entity Medical Risk Consultant Group
Street Address
PO Box 140457
City State Zip
Coral Gables FL 33114
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(305) 445 - 3040   (888) 909 - 5304 MMORENO@MRCG.ORG
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAARON APPIAH
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed2280 Wednesday Street
CityStateZip CodeCounty
TallahasseeFL32308Leon
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
OMC0012574$1,000,000$3,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME52960Surgery - Opthalmology 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FLeon
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/12/20177/19/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Diabetic Retinopathy with evidence of peripheral ischemia OS
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient underwent intravitreal Avastin injection in order to block overproduction of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) OS. She developed a subconjunctival hemorrhage that reabsorbed in a few days. She did not have any loss of vision as a result.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis made. Clinical evaluation and diagnostic testing confirmed presence of diabetic retinopathy and ischemia
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
A temporary subconjunctival hemorrhage, a known complication of any intravitreal injection. There was no permanent injury.
Severity Of Injury
Emotional Only - Fright, no physical damage

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
12/20/20172017-CA-002600
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Leon5/21/2019
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
7/23/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$3,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Deductible$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
Medical expert review and discussion with risk management personnel.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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