A Charlotte County jury awarded $23 million to a Miami woman whose extremely premature daughter was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy due to alleged medical malpractice.

The April 24 verdict apportioned 70 percent liability to the woman’s physician, Dr. Michael Coffey of Port Charlotte, and 30 percent to the hospital where the baby was born, Peace River Regional Medical Center, now Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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