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Dr. NELSON KRAUCAK, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. NELSON KRAUCAK, MD
1501 N US HIGHWAY 441 STE 1702
US

Court Case # 2004 CA 002813

Indemnity Paid: $65,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200535323
Claim Number :001
Date Submitted :6/2/2005
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Life Family Practice, P.A.Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-3322081
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualDavidCBibb
Street Address
108 East Central Boulevard
CityStateZip
OrlandoFL32802
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(407) 423 - 8571137(407) 423 - 8637dbibb@mmdorl.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualNelson Kraucak
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Self-Insurer1501 N US HIGHWAY 441 STE 1702
CityStateZip CodeCounty
THE VILLAGESFL32159Lake
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
001$9,999,999$9,999,999
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME68753Family Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery 

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Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLake
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
  
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
  
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
4/7/20033/19/2004
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Patient had a vertebral stent and a history of a prior CVA.Patient allegedly had recurrent TIAs on aspirin therapy alone, after placement of stent.Patient was taking Aggrenox and Pravachol. Patient sought treatment from Dr. Kraucak as regular treating physician. Patient was given pharmaceutical grade supplements in addition to presription medications. Patient's Aggrenox was later discontinued by another treating phnysician. Patient had a recurrent CVA within 1 month of discontuance of Aggrenox.Patient alleged that Dr. Kraucak discontinued Aggrenox (which he did not), decreased his Pravachol,failed to obtain patient's prior records or speak to his former neurologist before discontinuing and decreasing the medications, replaced the prescription medications with natural non-prescription medications, which caused the development of a CVA.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient had a vertebral stent and a history of a prior CVA.Patient allegedly had recurrent TIAs on aspirin therapy alone, after placement of stent.Patient was taking Aggrenox and Pravachol. Patient sought treatment from Dr. Kraucak as regular treating physician. Patient was given pharmaceutical grade supplements in addition to presription medications. Patient's Aggrenox was later discontinued by another treating phnysician. Patient had a recurrent CVA within 1 month of discontuance of Aggrenox.Patient alleged that Dr. Kraucak discontinued Aggrenox (which he did not), decreased his Pravachol,failed to obtain patient's prior records or speak to his former neurologist before discontinuing and decreasing the medications, replaced the prescription medications with natural non-prescription medications, which caused the development of a CVA.
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
None.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient had a second CVA or about April 7, 2003.Patient appears to have mostly recovered from the CVA. Due to timing problems associated with change in insurance, Dr. Kraucak was uninsured, and settled in order to avoid costly litigation.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Major - Burns, surgical material left, drug side effect, brain damage.Recovery delayed.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/20/20042004 CA 002813
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Lake2/1/2005
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
5/26/2005
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$65,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$7,139
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$0
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$65,000$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Although Dr. Kraucak believes that his was appropriate, Dr. Kraucak has determined that he will document in greater detail the content of his conversations with patients, his advice that they not stop taking their prescription medicine and is considering implementing a form which patients must sign which acknowledges that it is Dr. Kraucak's medical advice that they continue to take their presription medicines and that they use the supplements he has provided them to supplement, and not replace, their prescription medications.
 
Updates
 
 
Date of Change:6/2/2005 2:02:03 PM
Reason for Change:I incorrectly called this Doctor a specialist in internal medicine, because I did not see Family Practice on the list of MD specialties.I found it under General Practice and changed his listing to be more accurate.
 
Field ChangedFormer ValueNew Value
Specialty CodeInternal Medicine - No SurgeryFamily Physicians or General Practitioners - No Surgery

 

 

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