Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. BACHAR ALKHALIL, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 2013CA003830000000

Indemnity Paid: $283,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201989908
Claim Number : WC/ 101743-13
Date Submitted : 9/10/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Watson Clinic LLP Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-0704934  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Kimberly   Watkins
Street Address
1600 Lakeland Hills
City State Zip
Lakeland FL 33805
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(863) 680 - 7620     kwatkins@watsonclinic.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBachar Alkhalil
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LakelandFL33805Polk
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
PH1203281/PH1203282$2,000,000$18,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME100758Internal Medicine - No Surgery 

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MPolk
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
LAKELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER100157
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Patients' Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
11/20/20103/5/2013
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient originally presented to Watson Clinic Urgent Care for abdominal pain and multiple complaints. Was seen 4 days prior at another Outpatient Center and started on a Zpak, Medrol dosepak and albuterol inhaler. His condition continued to worsen. He had a productive cough, poor appetite and abdominal/back pain. Chest xray, labs and CT of abdomen/pelvis performed. Findings of Right lower pneumonitis, cardiomegaly with hepatic congestion and an inguinal hernia without obstruction. Patient admitted to hospital for further evaluation, monitoring and treatment.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
While in the hospital it was noted that the patient had an acute ST elevation MI. He went for a cardiac catheterization, coronary artery bypass graft and back to the operating room the next morning for placement of a left ventricular assist device. His condition continued to deteriorate and he exhibited signs of cardiogenic shock and persistent multi-organ failure. The patient expired from massive MI on 11/20/2010
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Failure to adequately assess, consult and treat and timely diagnose the patient¿s health condition.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Dr. B. Alkhalil was the covering physician (night shift-hospitalist) for the 59 year old male patient admitted to the hospital. On 11/18/2010 @1:40am Dr. B. Alkhalil telephonically ordered for the chest pain protocol to be enacted, cardiology consult, heparin drip, nitroglycerin drip and respiratory therapy evaluation. At 2:41am, cardiologist interpreted an EKG as positive for ST elevation MI, sinus brady, left bundle branch block and inferior ST elevation.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Death.

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Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
6/28/20132013CA003830000000
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Polk8/26/2019
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
8/13/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$283,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$135,382
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$13,410
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
Circumstances of the event were reviewed and discussed with individual parties involved.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

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