CLEARWATER — A mother is suing medical providers, alleging negligence caused her son's death.
Amanda Rose Sklar filed a complaint Oct. 30 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Dr. Sarah A. Irani, After Hours Pediactrics Inc., Dr. Fernando L. Arroyo, Saltzman, Tanis, Pittell, Levin & Jacobson Inc., alleging they breached the professional standards of care and treatment.
According to the complaint, on May 17, 2016, the decedent, Jonathan Perkins, who was then a 14 months old came to Arroyo of Pediatric Associates with complaints of abdominal pain and discomfort, where he was diagnosed with teething.
Shortly after being discharged by Pediatric, the suit says, Perkins was brought to After Hours for new symptoms of vomiting, wherein no help was provided by Irani or After Hours, which forced Sklar to leave the facility. The following day, the suit alleges, Perkins was brought back to Pediatric Associates but was not seen by Arroyo.
The suit alleges Sklar elected to take her son to the emergency room of Trinity Medical Center. There, the lawsuit says, her minor child suffered a seizure that caused severe brain damage and death from complications arising from enterovirus, including severe dehydration.
As a result, the suit says, Sklar lost her son's companionship, protection and instruction, and suffered mental pain and suffering and medical and funeral expenses.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly diagnose her son's condition of enterovirus, failed to conduct proper physical exam and documentation, failed to timely intervene with an IV treatment, and failed to recommend bringing the decedent to an emergency room.
Sklar seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, plus costs incurred and attorney fees. She is represented by attorneys Martin W. Palmer and Andrew J. Plagge of The Palmer Law Firm PA in Lutz.
Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18-C-7088