Grieving Daughters Blame Kaiser for Heart Attack Death
12-19-2014 00:29:00

BALTIMORE (CN) - Two daughters blame Kaiser for their mother’s fatal heart attack, in a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

     Laverne Knight and Pamela Muhammad sued Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, PC for negligence, medical malpractice, survival and wrongful death. Knight sued as personal representative of the Estate of Agnes Curtis, Knight and Muhammad’s mother.
     According to the lawsuit, Curtis, 67 went to Kaiser with shortness of breath on or around April 4, 2014.
     “Agnes Curtis had an EKG performed which was abnormal. Agnes Curtis had an x-ray taken which was consistent with congestive heart failure,” the complaint states.
     Although her medical history included high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and swollen feet, she had a family history of heart disease and was obese, “it was suggested that Ms. Curtis undergo a stress test at some point in the future and Ms. Curtis was told to go home,” the complaint states.
     About three days later, she collapsed and was taken by ambulance to non-party Laurel Regional Hospital, then transferred to non-party University of Maryland Medical Center, where she died the next day, according to the complaint.
     “The cause of Agnes Curtis’s death was determined by the University of Maryland Medical Center Department of Pathology to be myocardial infarction,” the complaint states.
     Knight and Muhammad seek funeral and burial costs, other causally related expenses, damages for emotional pain and suffering and a jury trial. They are represented by John G. Harnishfeger in Washington, D.C.