Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
The patient had a history of severe Parkinson's Disease and was in decline with her disease. The patient had presented to emergency room with a hematoma as a result of a fall she sustained to her head at her home.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
The patient was admitted to the hospital and her medication reconciliation pertaining to Sinemet, a medication administered by her neurology specialist, had been performed before being seen by this health care practitioner. The patient alleged a failure to properly reconcile the proper dosage of Sinemet which resulted in additional falls contributing to additional head injury. This allegation was highly disputed with expert support.
Diagnostic Code :
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
traumatic brain injury
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report