Weissman and Kimberly

L. At twenty-four weeks of pregnancy, Ms.

Ratzan Law Group, PA is a boutique firm that focuses its practice

on medical malpractice, product liability and commercial trials. Peace River Regional Medical

Center’s nursing staff conducted the test and discharged Ms. Suarez’s daughter,

K.D.P., was born at 26 weeks gestation with severe brain damage

resulting in severe cerebral palsy, requiring a lifetime of care

including full-time attendant skilled nursing care.

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a three-week trial that took place in Punta Gorda, Fla., Plaintiff

Iala Suarez, a Florida resident, was awarded $23 Million in compensatory

damages (70% against physician Dr. Michael Coffey and 30% against Peace

River Regional Medical Center, now Bayfront Health Port Charlotte) in a

verdict by a Charlotte County Circuit Court Jury. As such, Ms. Suarez was noted to

have high blood pressure and protein in her urine. Through

dedicated work, attorneys Stuart

N. Ratzan, Stuart

J. and Boldt

Law Firm, P.A.

One day after the visit with Dr. Boldt prevailed in this case.

According to court documents, in 2010 Plaintiff Iala Suarez, pregnant at

the time, presented to OBGYN Michael Coffey, M.D. Thirty minutes following discharge,

the results came back positive for early term, severe preeclampsia.

The jury found defendant Michael Coffey and Peace River Regional Medical

Center negligent for violating several patient safety rules. For

additional information, call (305) 374-6366 or log on to www.ratzanlawgroup.com. Coffey, Ms. Ultimately, Ms. Suarez was

represented by Ratzan

Law Group, P.A.

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Ms. This is known as

early-onset preeclampsia, an extremely high risk situation. Ms. Suarez

before the test results came back. Suarez was never transferred to a high level care hospital for

monitoring and treatment and was never administered antenatal

corticosteroids (ACS), which are required for women at risk of preterm

birth from 24-34 weeks of gestation. Suarez was referred to

Peace River Regional Medical Center, a Level I community hospital which

does not deliver babies less than 33 weeks of gestation, for blood

pressure evaluation and a twenty-four hour urine test, the hallmark test

to diagnose a mother with preeclampsia. for routine care and


Suarez should have been admitted to a high level care hospital for the

remainder of her pregnancy.