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Laser Spine Institute of Tampa Malpractice

As of September 2017, Laser Spine Institute of Tampa has 27 recorded instances of malpractice according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Although some of the instances resulted in no payout to the Plaintiff, others resulted in significant payouts from thousands of dollars up to 5 million dollars. The high profile surgical center employs 13 surgeons and maintains locations in 6 states different states according to its website. However, the Laser Spine Institute has come under scrutiny as critics raise concerns that the highly profitable surgeries suggested by their doctors may not be medically necessary.

According to an article by Bloomberg Businessweek, Laser Spine Institute routinely charges patients $30,000 for its procedure. However, some insurance carriers such as Aetna won’t cover the operations at Laser Spine Institute citing a lack of research confirming safety and efficacy. Other insurance carriers have opted only to pay for certain procedures conducted at Laser Spine Institute. According to nine surgeons interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, the company is doing surgery that is often unnecessary or inappropriate.

In 2012, a patient of the Laser Spine Institute complained that after his spinal surgery he was left with bladder and bowel incontinence, lack of sensation in his groin (including his penis), and back pain that radiates into his groin and legs. He also complained of tremors, vertigo, and depression since the surgery. According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, his claim was settled for $5,000,000.

If you have been treated by Laser Spine Institute or another similar facility and believe that you may be the victim of medical malpractice, please call our office for a free review of your case. All information is confidential and there is never a charge for an attorney to review your medical malpractice case.

According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, as of September 2017, Laser Spine Institute has paid $9,896,312 in claims since 2009. The claims as listed on Florida Office of Insurance Regulation are listed below.

Claim Number Date Submitted Amount Paid by Insurer on behalf of Insured
001 01/25/2011 $650,000
04262011 07/08/2015 $400,000
107-000093 03/14/2012 $150,000
107-000098 02/03/2014 $150,000
107-000159 11/10/2014 $150,000
107-000210 11/19/2012 $500,000
107-000220 10/22/2012 $500,000
107-000346 01/27/2014 $0.00
107-000619 03/01/2012 $125,000
107-000673 03/02/2017 $0.00
107-000687 06/30/2011 $0.00
107-001277 05/17/2011 $65,000
18526159154 09/08/2014 $75,000
2011009280 4/16/2012 $136,407
2011014531 01/30/2012 $100,000
2012021022 03/04/2015 $400,000
2012021607 01/31/2014 $350,000
2013001753 04/05/2017 $80,000
2014019975 02/24/2016 $5,000,000
394-016790 09/29/2009 $850,000
394-016881 07/20/2009 $10.00
394-016882 03/29/2011 $200,000
394-016971 04/28/2011 $50,000
394-016971 01/25/2012 $0.00
394-016999 9/15/2010 $0.00
394-017292 05/02/2011 $233,502
394-017312 11/16/2011 $0.00
394-017783 06/29/2011 $0.00
394-017796 06/29/2011 $0.00
394-017801 01/26/2011 $650,000
394-018225 10/31/2011 $97,500
394-018339 10/31/2011 $7,395
394-018510 05/17/2011 $0.00
394-018519 06/30/2011 $0.00
394-018526 07/18/2011 $0.00
G10012583 12/11/2009 $175,000
M91X823K 05/24/2011 $166,498
TSIC-LSI-13-207390 01/07/2014 $850,000
TSIC-LSI-13-208173-L 03/27/2014 $300,000
TSIC-LSI-13-238998-1 08/20/2015 $250,000
  Total paid by insurer on behalf of insured $9,896,312
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