Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. SANFORD I RAKOFSKY, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. SANFORD I RAKOFSKY, MD
401 Miracle Mile, Suite 301
US

Court Case # 2018-24450-CA-30

Indemnity Paid: $250,000.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201987998
Claim Number : 17-20
Date Submitted : 2/26/2019
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
SOUTH FLORIDA OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SELF INSURING TRUST Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-6628916  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Burt E Redlus
Street Address
19 W. Flagler Street, Suite 711
City State Zip
Miami FL 33130
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(305) 374 - 6368   (305) 371 - 4759 ber@redluspa.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSanfordIRakofsky
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed401 Miracle Mile Suite 301
CityStateZip CodeCounty
CORAL GABLESFL33134Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
037$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME17340Surgery - Opthalmology 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Outpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
CORAL GABLES SURGERY CENTER14960466
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
8/2/201711/17/2017
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
MATURE CATARACT
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
REMOVAL OF CATARACT AND INSERTION OF INTRA OPERATIVE LENS
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT WAS CORRECT
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
RUPTURED CAPSULE AND EVENTUAL INJURY TO CORNEA
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs. Includes non-disabling injuries.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
8/22/20182018-24450-CA-30
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade2/23/2019
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
2/18/2019
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$250,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$29,955
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$2,152
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$240,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$10,000$0
Wage Loss$0$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
INSURED ADVISED TO MAINTAIN BETTER AND MORE COMPLETE TREATMENT RECORDS
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

Court Case # 05-13856 CA 06

Indemnity Paid: $15,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M200746361
Claim Number :03-25
Date Submitted :7/26/2007
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
SOUTH FLORIDA OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SELF INSURING TRUSTPrimary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
59-6628916 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualJodiASeldin
Street Address
19 W. Flagler Street
CityStateZip
MiamiFL33130
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(305) 374 - 6368 (305) 371 - 4759jas@redluspa.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSanfordIRakofsky
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed401 Miracle Mile, Suite 301
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Coral GablesFL33134Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
037$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME17340Surgery - Opthalmology 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 FDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
CORAL GABLES HOSPITAL100183
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/9/20037/9/2003
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
benign skin lesions on patient's eyelids
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
surgical excision of patient's benign skin lesions
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
There was no misdiagnosis
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
After excision of the skin lesions, physician was using a handheld cautery to cauterize the area when oxygen from the nasal cannula caused an ignition and the patient suffered superficial wounds to her face.
Severity Of Injury
Temporary: Minor - Infections, misset fracture, fall in hospital. Recovery delayed.

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
7/8/200505-13856 CA 06
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade7/5/2007
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
6/8/2007
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$15,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$53,918
All Other Loss Adjustment Expense Paid$4,091
Injured Person's Total Non-Economic Loss$15,000
Deductible$0
Injured Person's Total Economic Loss
 Incurred to DateAnticipated
Medical Expense$3,000$0
Wage Loss$500$0
Other Expenses$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
Insured was instructed to document his having advised anesthesiologist of use of handheld cautery and confirm oxygen is off prior to use of cautery.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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Court Case # USDC SD Fla 15-CV-23

Indemnity Paid: $0.00

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number : M201782436
Claim Number : 16-21
Date Submitted : 6/26/2017
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer Name Coverage Type
SOUTH FLORIDA OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SELF INSURING TRUST Primary
Insurer FEIN Professional License Number
59-6628916  
Insurer Contact Information
Type First Name MI Last Name
Individual Burt E Redlus
Street Address
19 W. Flagler Street, Suite 711
City State Zip
Miami FL 33130
Phone Ext Fax E-Mail Address
(305) 374 - 6368   (305) 371 - 4759 ber@redluspa.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSanfordIRakofsky
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed401 Miracle Mile Suite 301
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Coral GablesFL33134Dade
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
37$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME17340Surgery - Opthalmology 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MDade
CityStateZip Code
   
Location where injury occuredOther location where injury occured
Hospital Inpatient Facility 
Name of InstitutionCode
KENDALL ENDOSCOPY AND SURGERY CENTER14960457
Location of Institutional InjuryOther Location of Institutional Injury
Operating Suite 
Date of OccurrenceDate Reported to Insurer
7/19/20118/29/2016
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
mature cataract
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
surgical removal of cataract and implantation of intra ocular lens
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
there was no misdiagnosis alleged
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
patient alleged loss of vision in operated eye
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Significant - Deafness, loss of limb, loss of eye, loss of one kidney or lung.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 

Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
9/14/2015USDC SD Fla 15-CV-23
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Dade6/16/2017
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
Disposed of by Court
Court DecisionOther
Othercase dismissed due to abandonment
Arbitration
Claim not subject to Arbitration.
Date of Payment
 
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?No
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$0
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$5,975
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$0$0
Safety Management Steps Taken by Insured to Make Similar Occurrence Less Likely
insured advised not to provide medical services to Federal inmates.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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