Kaiser Did not Diagnose Imminent Heart Attack, Woman Claims
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A week after seeking help for chest pains at Kaiser, a woman had a heart attack, she claims in Orange County Superior Court.
Jyoti N. Shah sued Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Southern Permanente Medical Group for professional negligence.
According to Shah’s lawsuit, she sought help at Kaiser for chest pains in June 2014. She blames Kaiser for failing to diagnose a heart attack that was about to happen.
“As a proximate result of the negligence of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff suffered a heart attack a week later, requiring cardiac surgery, post operative care, weakness, all of which caused plaintiff to suffer great pain and injury, which will require substantial subsequent remedial treatment, and as a result suffered, and continues to suffer, great pain, physical and emotional suffering,” (Pg. 2, No. 8) the complaint states.
Jyoti Shah seeks general, compensatory and special damages, personal injury damages, prejudgment interest and costs of suit. She is represented by Anju Multani in Downey.