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.