New mother claims Bayfront HMA Medical Center was negligent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 17, 2018

CLEARWATER — A mother is suing a medical center, citing alleged professional negligence.

Laporsha Williams, individually and as parent and legal guardian of her minor child Ayden Roberts, filed a complaint on Sept. 27 in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida-Pinellas County against Bayfront HMA Medical Center, LLC dba Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg alleging that the medical center breached its duty to exercise that degree of care and skill in examining, diagnosing and treating plaintiff's pregnancy.

According to the complaint, on March 4, 2014, Laporsha Williams was presented to defendant while being pregnant with minor plaintiff to receive medical care and treatment. 

However, plaintiff claims, after the course of labor, plaintiff Ayden Roberts was delivered via cesarean delivery with a diagnosis of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. 

The plaintiff holds Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to appropriately monitor the health and well-being of the fetus in a high-risk patient, failed to establish a baseline for fetal monitoring on the day of delivery and failed to timely intervene before Ayden Roberts suffered an intrapartum hypoxic brain injury.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages for an amount in excess of $15,000, together with prejudgment interest and costs. She is represented by Daniel Harwin of Freedland Harwin Valori, P.L. in Fort Lauderdale.

6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County Case number 18C6348

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