Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. HOANG DUONG Medical Malpractice Cases

Court Case # 04003336

Indemnity Paid: $23,151,409.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201679047
Claim Number : 40-007800
Date Submitted : 7/12/2016
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGE Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
95-2575892  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Joseph   McCrary
Street Address
31051 Agoura Rd
City State Zip
Westlake Village CA 91361
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(818) 874 - 1664     joe.mccrary@farmersinsurance.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualHOANG DUONG
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed1150 N 35TH AVE #300
CityStateZip CodeCounty
HOLLYWOODFL33021Lafayette
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
11777613$100,000,000$300,000,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME80010Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Pain Management 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MBroward
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Other LocationRADIOLOGY
Name of InstitutionCode
MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL(HOLLYWOOD)100038
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Radiology, Emergency Room 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
5/19/20022/5/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Extensive, long segment of arterial dissection (from the proximal cervical segment of the L. internal carotid artery as far as distally as the skull base at the level of the carotid canal). Very poor antegrade flow in the L. carotid artery was also present.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Deployment of four (4) overlapping, self-expanding, nitinol stents from the skull base to the level of the carotid bulb. When a subsequent control angiogram indicated a continuing flow problem beyond the most distal stent, an additional angioplasty was performed on the remaining problem segment of the L. internal carotid artery. Two hours later, patient exhibited signs of a reperfusion injury. Patient underwent an emergency craniotomy and hematoma evacuation with persistent hemiparesis and functional decline afterwards.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Alleged unwarranted and/or improper performance of a L. carotid stenting procedure in response to signs of ischemic stroke, and alleged failure to provide proper informed consent in stenting procedure and risks of hyperperfusion injury. Plaintiffs further alleged that a perforated vessel by a micro-catheter caused a bleed.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
46 YOM presented to ER with complaints of slurred speech, tingling to the right hand, difficulty formulating thoughts, and left ear pain/dizziness and signs and symptoms of ischemic stroke. Subsequently, patient was found to have severe occlusion of L. distal internal carotid artery. Medical intervention did not relieve signs and symptoms of ischemic stroke, surgical intervention was ruled out; when signs and symptoms persisted, patient then underwent endovascular stenting procedure that restored blood flow. However, the restored blood flow resulted in hemorrhagic stroke--a known risk of the procedure
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Grave - Quadraplegia, severe brain damage, lifelong care or fatal prognosis.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
2/5/200304003336
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Broward5/25/2016
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
HOCHE M.D., JUBRAN A
SHARMA M.D., HINA A
KAPPLEMAN M.D., NEIL
FELDBAUM M.D., DAVID M
MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
BEACON HEALTHPLANS
INPATIENT CLINICAL SOLUTIONS
SURGERY GROUP OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Stage of Legal System at which Settlement was Reached or Award Made
After appeal.
Final Method of Claim Disposition
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Judgment for the plaintiff. 
Arbitration
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$23,151,409
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$1,479,504
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$385,339
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$8,000,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$299,000$5,000,000
Wage Loss$131,400$544,600
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
No risk management services are provided to this insured.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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