Medical Malpractice Cases

Dr. SAURABH N PATEL, MD Medical Malpractice Cases, Lawsuits, and Complaints

Phycicians Practice Address
Dr. SAURABH N PATEL, MD
27160 Bay Landing Drive Suite 100
US

Court Case # 08-CA-025737

Indemnity Paid: $450,000.00

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report

 
Department File Number :M201471186
Claim Number :080934
Date Submitted :6/25/2014
 
Insurer Information
 
Insurer NameCoverage Type
OPHTHALMIC MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY (A R.R.G.)Primary
Insurer FEINProfessional License Number
94-3047990 
Insurer Contact Information
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualBarbara JChapman
Street Address
101 East Kennedy Blvd
CityStateZip
TampaFL33602
PhoneExtFaxE-Mail Address
(813) 209 - 9611127(813) 209 - 9511bchapman@lacavajacobson.com
 
Insured Information
 
TypeFirst NameMILast Name
IndividualSaurabhNPatel
Insurer TypeStreet Address of Practice
Licensed27160 Bay Landing Drive Suite 100
CityStateZip CodeCounty
Bonita SpringsFL34135Lee
Policy NumberPer Claim Policy LimitsAggregate Policy Limits
OMC0011187$500,000$1,500,000
Profession or BusinessOther Profession or Business
Medical Doctor 
License NumberSpecialty Code & ClassificationCertification Number
ME90577Surgery - Opthalmology 

Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report


 
 
Injured Person Information
 
First NameMILast NameDate of Birth
    
Street AddressGenderCounty where Injury Occurred
 MLee
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
3/20/20076/15/2009
 
Diagnostic Information
 
Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Mr. Mayer presented to Dr. Patel on referral for loss of vision in bottom portion of left eye for one week which progressed to the upper eye. There were no symptoms of GCA noted in any testing or history taken.Dr. Patel diagnosed Acute Optic Neuropathy, APD, macular Pucker, and ERM.Patient's vision did not improve, and after third visit, stated he had headache and was referred to Bascom Palmer Institute. He was questionably diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). Testing ordered included MRI, CT, labs (no CRP) and ECHO, which were all negative except for the MRI due to cancellation due to the patient having a pacemaker.The final diagnosis was NAAION vs. GCA.Patient maintained partial left eye vision.No definitive diagnosis was ever obtained.
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
NAAION or GCAunable to definitively diagnose. e
Diagnostic Code : 
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
naaion VS gca
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
DECREASED VISUAL ACUITY IN LEFT EYE.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Minor - Loss of fingers, loss or damage to organs.Includes non-disabling injuries.

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Legal Information
 
Date of SuitCircuit Court Case Number
11/4/200808-CA-025737
County Suit Filed inDate of Final Disposition
Lee7/20/2010
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
7/20/2010
 
Financial Information
 
Was there a settlement Resulting in payment to the Plaintiff?Yes
Indemnity Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured$450,000
Loss Adjust Expense Paid to Defense Counsel$0
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
Research on GCA and it presentations.
 
Updates
 
No updates found.

 

 

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