Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. ANTHONY J BARAGA, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 19-CA-1322

Indemnity Paid: $450,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201990135
Claim Number : 2018-08-675-029
Date Submitted : 10/3/2019
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Lexington Insurance Company Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kaye   Monello
Street Address
2985 Drew Street
City State Zip
Clearwater FL 33759
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(727) 754 - 9268   (727) 519 - 1276
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME113455Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Injured Person Information
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
CityStateZip Code
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
51 year old male was admitted to the hospital through the emergency room, primarily complaining of shortness of breath and shoulder pain. The patient was found to have an acute abscess to his chest wall and no neck pain. He had a complex medical and social history, and initially misrepresented information about this history. He continued to be evaluated by various physicians. Ultimately, after a change in neurological status, the patient was diagnosed with and treated for an epidural abscess.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
No procedures were performed which contributed to the injury.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Initial primary diagnosis, pending further work up, was correctly identified as a right sternoclavicular abscess. An additional and final diagnosis of epidural abscess was later made.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Allegations included failure to appreciate symptoms and diagnose epidural abscess in a timely manner. The patient is paralyzed from the mid-abdominal region down, with partially impaired upper extremities.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Barua, Dipanita
Busciglio, Lindell
St. Joseph's Hospital
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$450,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$29,703
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$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
Any risk issues have been addressed.
No updates found.


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