Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. ALLEN PACKER, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
35 East Grassy Sprain Rd.

Court Case # 11111/08

Indemnity Paid: $20,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201162493
Claim Number :13033-01
Date Submitted :12/14/2011
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKaren Kessler
Street Address
3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 400
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 87762249
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAllen Packer
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed35 East Grassy Sprain Rd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
YonkersNY10710Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FOut of state
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other Hospital/InstitutionSt. John's Riverside Hospital
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Hallux valgus, left
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Modified McBride bunionectomy, left
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient initially presented to insured in September 2004 with complaints of a painful, left bunion.She was treated conservatively at that time.After approx. one year, she returned to insured again and subsequently underwent surgery on 11-17-05.She treated with insured until 12-22-05.Thereafter, patient sought care from a number of other doctors with continuing complaints of pain in her left foot. Patient claims too much bone was removed during surgery, which has resulted in degenerative joint disease, arthritis, need for joint replacement surgery and pain.She alleges the performance of a modified McBride bunionectomy was a contraindicated procedure and asserts that insured should have performed an osteotomy bunionectomy.The McBride procedure has less chance of developing a complication, less convalescence, and allows for a faster return to work compared to an osteotomy.Patient¿s deposition testimony shows that healing time and returning to work timely were concerns for her, and she did not want to take 4-6 weeks off from work.Indeed, she returned to work three weeks following surgery.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Out of state12/2/2011
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. 
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$20,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$32,874
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$4,538
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$80,000$150,000
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None - Specialty Code #80993
No updates found.



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