CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The recent $23 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit for a mother whose daughter was born with a severe brain injury is believed to be the largest civil jury verdict in the county’s history. Jane Doe, represented by the Miami-based Ratzan Law Group, filed the civil suit in 2013 against Peace River Regional Medical Center (now Bayfront Health Port Charlotte) and Dr. Michael Coffey, a physician there. Jane Doe had gone to the hospital in August 2010 seeking medical services when she was six months pregnant.
Despite Jane visiting the hospital multiple times with high blood pressure, high protein levels, decreased fetal movement and other issues, no one at the hospital, namely Coffey, offered proper care, the suit alleged.
Ratzan Weissman & Boldt have obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements. Our firm is dedicated to honorable and unyielding representation of patients, consumers, and catastrophically injured individuals in state and federal courts. These cases are examples of the achievements of our firm’s attorneys. All are real cases. However, these examples should not be taken as a guarantee that the same results would be achieved in another case.