Dad Died When Sent Home With Wrong Meds, Family Claims
WASHINGTON (CN) - A father died when Kaiser staff sent him home with gastroenteritis medication after he was diagnosed with sepsis, his family claims in a $12 million lawsuit.
Charnikka L Jerome, individually, as personal representative of the estate of Charles Jerome, and as parent and next friend of three children; and Erika Abraham, as parent and next friend of one child, sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid Atlantic States Inc.; Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group PC in the District of Columbia Superior Court.
Plaintiffs sued for wrongful death. Employees for defendants Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan discharged decedent with medication for gastroenteritis, even though decedent was diagnosed with sepsis. Decedent later died of septic shock. $12 million.
The plaintiffs are represented by Carolos G. Stecco of Baltimore, Md..