CLEARWATER — A surviving mother is suing health care physicians and a Dunedin hospital, alleging breach of duty and medical negligence.
Christina Harrington formerly known as Christina King, individually, and as personal representative of the estate of William Harrington, a deceased minor, filed a complaint April 9 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against the trustees of Mease Hospital Inc. doing business as Mease Countryside Hospital, Baycare Health Systems, Inc., et al. alleging the defendants failed to provide perinatology and hospital obstetrical services as well as the appropriate policies and procedures that would ensure proper evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and performance related to those services.
According to the complaint, on Sept. 16, 2015, Christina Harrington was at Mease Countryside Hospital in Dunedin where she received care related to her second pregnancy. On Sept. 20, 2015, the suit says, an emergency C-section was scheduled to performed,and although Christina Harrington expressed hesitation, she was convinced to proceed with the procedure.
The lawsuit states the defendants delivered a premature baby, William Harrington, who later contracted a bacterial disease and died.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to recognize Christina Harrington did not have signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia, failed to provide the level of care, skill, and treatment that is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers and negligently delivered a baby at 30 weeks.
Harrington seeks trial by jury and damages of more than $15,000. She is represented by attorneys Seth Miles and Guy Kamealoha Noa of Buckner + Miles in Miami.
Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18CA002284