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Phycicians Practice Address
3001 West Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard

Court Case # 15-CA-3376

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201886465
Claim Number : 2012-09-200-015
Date Submitted : 9/18/2018
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Lexington Insurace Company Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Jessica   Hayden
Street Address
2985 Drew Street
City State Zip
Clearwater FL 33764
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(727) 519 - 1268
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualAshraf Ads
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer3001 West Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME103546Surgery - Traumatic 

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
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
2 yo female presented to ER with fever and vomiting for 1 week. Chest x-ray was ordered with an incidental finding of a button batteryfound to be lodged in the thoracic inlet. The battery was estimated to be lodged in place for approximately 5-7 days. ENT was consultedand surgically removed the battery. Significant mucosal erosion was noted. The child was admitted and an attempt at a barium swallowwas made but the child could not swallow the needed contrast. The exam did show no evidence of esophageal perforation and the babywas discharged. The child returned on August 19, 2012 with fever. CXR was clear. Viral syndrome was diagnosed due to fever andcough. She was discharged. The child returned to the ER that night as the child was crying and had neck pain. Lumbar puncture andseveral labs were performed. No neck pain on flexion was noted. The child was discharged with a diagnosis of viral syndrome. The childreturned to the ER on August 21, 2012 with continued fever. Her respirations were unlabored and she had clear lung sounds. She wasalert, playful and in no acute distress. Neck was supple. Further testing included throat culture, UA and x-rays, all of which werenegative. On August 22, 2012, the child returned via EMS unconscious and vomiting blood resulting from late onset of complicationsfrom the battery ingestion. EGD and other tests were completed. Diagnoses showed acute esophageal ulcer with perforation, gastric ulcerwith hemorrhage, hemorrhagic shock. Shortly after admission, the child coded and expired. Cause of death was exsanguination due toerosion of the common carotid artery through a carotid esophageal fistula that had formed due to a chemical alkaline battery burn.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Diagnostic testing as noted above.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
See below.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
The child expired due to complications from button battery ingestion. Allegations included failure to consider the child's past historynoted in her medical records, failure to order imaging including CT of the neck and esophagus,
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
4/29/2015 15-CA-3376
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
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$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$77,964
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/will be addressed.
No updates found.



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