Kaiser Blamed for Bad Meds Reaction
5-25-2014 17:14:00

     RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser hospital gave a woman medication that caused terrible chest and head pain, she claims in a malpractice lawsuit in Riverside County Superior Court.

     Phyllis Harris sued Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Southern California Permanente Group, and Drs. Betty Grant-Anderson and Arezou Amanda Aryai, alleging professional negligence and medical malpractice. Her husband Willie Harris Jr., sued for negligent infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium.

     “As a result of the negligently administered treatment, drugs and medication Phyllis Harris suffered terrible chest and head pain and a drop in her blood pressure. She thought she was going to die,” the complaint states. “To date, as a result of the negligently administered treatment, Phyllis Harris still experiences shortness of breath, chest pain, and requires an inhaler to help her breathe.”

     Harris claims she got the drugs on May 19, 2013, and her husband says he “watched in horror as his wife suffered through the pain and a near death experience.”

     They seek medical expenses, lost earnings and damages.

     They are represented by Wesley B. Westphal of San Bernardino.