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Dr. ENRIQUE RUIZ, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

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Phycicians Practice Address
4918 Escalante Dr

Court Case # 12CA002120

Indemnity Paid: $247,500.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number : M201677621
Claim Number : EMP-0249-09
Date Submitted : 3/18/2016
Insurer Information
Insurer Name Coverage Type
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Leroy   Honora
Street Address
3100 S. Gessner, Suite 600
City State Zip
Houston TX 77063
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(800) 771 - 9818 1626 (866) 393 - 8910
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualEnrique Ruiz
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed4918 Escalante Dr
CityStateZip CodeCounty
North PortFL34287Lee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
OtherPhysician Assistant
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

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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
Emergency Room 
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
Patient presented with complaint of twisting right knee and felt pop, with a history of knee replacement. Later determined to have DVT and developed compartment syndrome
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Fasciotomy of right lower leg followed by above the knee amputation
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
DVT with compartment syndrome
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

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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
D'Souza, Raynita
Gulf Coast MD, PA
Mehalik, John
Reed, Karen B
Orthopedic Center of Florida, PA
Lee Memorial Health System d/b/a Gulf Coast Medical Center
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 subject to arbitration, but settlement reached in lieu of award.
Date of Payment
Financial Information
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$247,500
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$192,000
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$1,000
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$96,362$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$200,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Review policies and procedures with regards to the need for appropriate and timely consultations to identify any deficiencies and correct same
No updates found.



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