CLEARWATER — A Largo woman is suing Pinellas Park medical providers, alleging alleged fraud and negligence.

Carisa Michelle Spadorcia filed a complaint Nov. 28 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Colonial Management Group LP, Colonial GP LP, Dr. Jensen, et al., alleging they failed to exercise standard care and skill required of medical providers and facilities.

According to the complaint, Spadorcia, who suffered from addiction to pain killers, was a patient at Bay Area Center from from November 2012 to December 2015. The suit says Spadorcia suffered physical injuries, mental anguish, emotional distress and loss of earnings, as a result of the negligence and fraud committed by the defendants in the care and treatment of the plaintiff to address her chemical dependence.

The lawsuit states Spadorcia's child was born addicted to methadone and was diagnosed with the eye ailment nystagmus as a complication and side effect to the substance. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide counseling and other treatment services necessary, failed to conduct appropriate physical examinations and testing, failed to advise Spadorcia of the long-term effects of methadone usage, and failed to monitor the plaintiff for significant changes.

Spadorcia seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, plus interest and court costs. She is representing herself.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 17-CA-7001

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