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Dr. RICHARD C ARONOFF, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Court Case # 05-09960 CA 05

Indemnity Paid: $100,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

Department File Number :M201058067
Claim Number :8976-01
Date Submitted :7/23/2010
Insurer Information
Insurer NameCoverage Type
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualKaren Kessler
Street Address
3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 400
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(615) 371 - 87762249
Insured Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed771 Old Norcross Rd.
CityStateZip CodeCounty
LawrencevilleGA30046Out of state
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Podiatric Physician 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number

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
Physician's Office 
Name of InstitutionCode
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
Diagnostic Information
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Posterior tibial tendonitis with lateral impingement syndrome; sinus tarsitis of right, sub-talar joint with accessible pes planus/valgus deformity
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Patient was casted
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Patient twisted his right ankle at work inJuly, 2000, and again on 1/5/01. A brace was recommended and the ankle was injected. The patient continued to experience pain and was referred to the insured, who also happened to practice in the same group.The patient was initially evaluated by the insured on 4/16/01.At that time, patient was placed into a below knee weight bearing cast for about 6 weeks, but this failed to completely alleviate his pain.Orthotics were then employed, but without success.Surgery was subsequently recommended but then cancelled as the insurance company would not approve the procedure.Surgery was ultimately performed by another doctor in the same practice, as the insured was leaving the area.This consisted of a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy and transfer of the flexor digitorum longus tendon into the navicular. Following surgery the patient continued to experience pain, and on 11/7/02 was noted to have hypersensitivity consistent with RSD.Patient alleges insured failed to treat him appropriately for a minor injury, causing him to develop RSD.Two experts in the field of complex regional pain syndrome reviewed this case.Both agreed that, if CRPS/RSD is present, it was caused by the surgery performed by the other doctor and co-defendant of insured, and not by any treatment rendered to patient by insured.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


Legal Information
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
5/13/200505-09960 CA 05
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Other Defendants Involved in this Claim
Healthsouth Corp.
Segall, DPM, Arthur
Orthopedic Associates of Broward Co., Inc
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 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$100,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$195,209
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$48,913
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$184,000$539,000
Wage Loss$139,961$188,000
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
None - Specialty code #80993
No updates found.



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