An Ohio woman claims a doctor and staff members from several Toledo health care facilities failed to provide appropriate medical care, which led to the death of her newborn son.
Waterville resident Kaley Cocoran filed a medical malpractice complaint in late January against Dr. Dayna Mohammadione, a gynecologist and obstetrician with ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ProMedica Physician Group and ProMedica Obstetrics.
Lawsuit claims negligence caused the baby’s death
Cocoran filed the suit on behalf of herself and the estate of her son, according to court records. The boy died on Aug. 14. Corcoran was under Dr. Mohammadione’s care on Aug. 8 when she alleges the doctor and other medical staff members failed to monitor her labor, during and after delivery.
The complaint states that the boy was not delivered in a timely manner, which led to a lack of blood and oxygen to the brain. Corcoran is asking for damages over $25,000. In addition to emotional trauma suffered by the parents and other family members, the family says it incurred nearly $10,000 worth of funeral expenses over the baby’s wrongful death.
Doctor was previously targeted for medical malpractice
The lawsuit is not the first civil complaint filed against Dr. Mohammadione for medical malpractice. A jury awarded a Toledo couple nearly $11 million in damages after a woman suffered a stroke shortly after consulting with Mohammadione.
The woman was 26 weeks pregnant in 2012 when she experienced a severe headache and abdominal pain. Mohammadione, who was on call and was not the woman’s primary obstetrician, reportedly told her she was likely suffering from minor gastric symptoms and did not need to be examined. She suffered a stroke shortly after at home.