Thursday, February 18, 2016

Who killed da Mayor? Antar Lumumba blames St. Dominic

Kenneth Stokes may finally get the answer to his question "Who killed da Mayor?".  Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jr. filed a wrongful death action against St. Dominic Hospital and several doctors Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court.  Attorneys Dennis Sweet, III and Dennis Sweet, IV are representing Mr. Lumumba.  The case is assigned to Judge Winston Kidd.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died on February 25, 2014.  The complaint states that the Mayor checked into St. Dominic's emergency room at 9:00 AM.  He allegedly complained of chest pains and said he thought he was having a heart attack.  The complaint also states that Mr. Lumumba had previously been a patient at the hospital and "was a high risk candidate for a heart attack."  Mayor Lumumba passed away at 5:00 PM.  Young Lumumba charges the doctors did not his medical records "from previous visits to St. Dominic's Hospital, failed to check for an aortic aneurysm, and failed to conduct any test to diagnose for a heart attack".    The complaint blames the hospital and attending physicians for his death.

The lawsuit charges the defendants with gross negligence, negligence, medical malpractice,   breach of fiduciary duty, reckless disregard for human life, statutory survival claim, statutory wrongful death and claim.  Mr. Lumumba seeks compensatory and punitive damages.


51 comments:

PittPanther said...

Why would anyone, given a choice, go to St Dominic instead of University?

Anonymous said...

Were not "hedonic damages" were overruled by the MS Supreme Court long ago?

Anonymous said...

The Clarion-Ledger rips Kingfish off without attribution in 3 ... 2 ... 1.

Anonymous said...

If they really believed this, why did it take so long to file? Oh, I know; the family is short on cash, so they decided, Oh, we know what we'll do; we'll sue St. Dominic! It's amazing what greedy people will do to get money.

Anonymous said...

Good old fashioned Democrat shakedown.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how Sweet always pulls Wintson Kidd for his judge?????

Anonymous said...

Are they not able to realize that when God calls your name there is nothing anyone on earth can do for you.

Anonymous said...

Once again, Pitt Panther ensures no thread is left without a ridiculous opinion.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, Lumumba Jr., assumed mayoral candidate, is doing all he can to drive major healthcare providers and employers from Jackson. You reckon St. D and Baptist would jump at the chance to move to another county if given the chance?

Anonymous said...

In hand down sheets handed down yesterday, a very similar suit was tossed out by the Court of Appeals. This is going nowhere. Tragedy for the family, but people die under the care of hospitals, um, frequently without there being any negligence. Also, "who kilt da mayuh" is more phonetically correct.

Obama Skreet (fmr Flag Chapel Road) said...

Someone is looking for either A) a big payday, B) an energized conspiracy theory, C) a way to blame a natural death on other (mostly white) people, or D) all of the above.

I'm thinking Anwar wants the D.

Anonymous said...

Is this one of those "Whitey done me wrong" lawsuits?

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason Healthcare is moving to Rankin County (Flowood) to be exact...ask any Doctor and they will tell you it is better to be tried for Malpractice in Rankin County than Hinds County where the jury pool sits around watching TV all day.

Anonymous said...

Where is that idiot Brother Kali?

Anonymous said...

According to the complaint, this excellent hospital and its staff had Mr. Lumumba under care for 8 hours or more and just didn't get around to obtaining a medical history, looking at his old chart or checking the cardiac status of someone with known heart disease. Oh, dear, of course this poor family (and the plaintiff's lawyers) deserve compensation. This is reminiscent of the hospice case in Tupelo where the family sued because the patient died after being admitted to a facility for the dying. Too many marginal lawyers on the loose.

Anonymous said...

Actually God did not call his number, Allah did!

Little Lumumba Jr. is a JOKE. he ain't his daddy and he will not be elected mayor. Allah, I hope not. I saw his tired schtick at the capitol the other night on the news. I got news for him, he is about to find out who can walk in his house and move his furniture...

Kingfish said...

His father was not a Muslim. Just because someone has a non-traditional American name doesn't mean he is a Muslim.

Anonymous said...

Keep up, 3:34, that comment was old news 12 years ago. The defense verdicts and appellate victories don't lie.

Anonymous said...

The mayor was a very ill man. I've been treated at St. Dominic and would readily return their for treatment. This lawsuit, like most medical malpractice suits in MS, will fail.

In any event, what would the damages be assuming there was liability?

Anonymous said...

Apparently ST D didn't get them memo that Black Lives Matter

Anonymous said...

3:34 made an astute comment. If it was 2000. For years now, Defendants win virtually all med mal trials in all counties, including Hinds. Healthcare is not moving to Rankin County. That's just stupid. Hinds County development of healthcare businesses in the last few years dwarfs Rankin County. They didn't build the Bellhaven building in Pearl. UMC isn't in Flowood. St D is not expanding to the Rez.

Anonymous said...

I saw him a week or so before he died. He looked like he was fighting a losing battle with cancer. I don't think anybody could have saved him. That man was dying and it was obvious.

Anonymous said...

Remind me of his official cause of death, what was it?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Kingfish, he may not have been a muslim, but he was a racist dog..

Anonymous said...

He had some quirks that some suburbanites might not like, but he actually was doing a decent job as mayor when compared with the current mayor and the previous 3 mayors (including Ditto). He was just getting warmed up and I think he would have been a great mayor. Junior might be a racist, but Sr had some chops.

Obdollulah Bon Domwitty said...

Kingfish: What makes you think he was not Muslim? One doesn't simply adopt a Muslim name without being of that faith. Typically, people do that as a show of pride after adopting the faith and having run the gauntlet. Maybe you should axe Kim Waide.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, then what was his Christian name. Lew Alcindor or Cassius Clay?

Anonymous said...

He had been being treated for cancer prior to his running for Mayor. Once his medical records all get introduced - through discovery or testimony - little Antwar is going to have to admit to the fact that CL ran for Mayor knowing he wouldn't live through the first term. Folks involved in the campaign on both sides knew it - although out of various different agendas it wasn't discussed publically.

This is a lawsuit that could be used as a definition in legal classes as what you should be sanctioned for filing. The Mayor was a dead man long before St.D admitted him this last time.

Anonymous said...

I hope the Sisters at St. D files a countersuit against the above plaintiffs, including Fat Albert for this foolishness.

John Morgan ah Morgan ah Morgan ah Morgan said...

I smell somebody praying for a little cash to make them just go away.

Heddy-Dale Matthias, MD said...

It's pretty sad when you're filing a malpractice claim and the attorney can't even bother to look up how to spell "aneurysm" correctly.

Kingfish said...

CL was apparently too lazy to go into MEC and get the complaint. That is all WLBT did. Instead, the newspaper reports "WLBT reported" and then proceeds to rip off WLBT. ;-)

Anonymous said...

The Mayor when elected was dying. He had a lot of illnesses that he should have disclosed. The new Afrikan just wanting a payday.

Anonymous said...

When 1/3 to 1/2 of your front page on any given day is white space or meaningless graphics only there there to mask the paucity of actual content you know the days remaining are short.

Anonymous said...

wonder if it will come out in court records that the Lumb camp refused to have "white" medical staff look after the mayor??? they wanted "their" doctor there who happened to be out of town that day... that could have contributed to his death... on top of the fact he was dying of cancer prior to his election.

Anonymous said...

The bottom feeding Sweet attorneys are like a case of HERPES. They were there to bring misery to honest people back when the trial lawyers were running their bogus mass medical tort extortion years ago. They got away without being disbarred and now pop back up with another of their trademark bogus malpractice lawsuits.

Anonymous said...

3:56 - just because it is stated in the complaint doesn't make it true. If allegations in lawsuits were always true, the plaintiff would always win.

Anonymous said...

As another had said, Mayor Lumumba was a very sick man, and it was also rumored that he would never live to see the end of his current term, and I would have to imagine that his medical records will prove that, and possible also prove that his c.o.d was related to other illnesses that he suffered from and was being treated for......and on another note, lawyers should really proof read their filings before filing with the courts.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the White Devil Nurudeen Skekoni killed Chokwe Lumumba. Oh, wait...he does not look white to me. Wait...he graduated from the Ibadan College of Medicine in Nigeria. How can we blame the White Devils when the physician is more African than we are? Oh, the weight on our "conscience"... or do we mean "conscious".

Anonymous said...

Pitt Panther....SMH....unless you are going to Blair Batson the University is useless...what planet are you from...do yo want a group of residents checking in on you or an experienced doctor...you big dummy

Anonymous said...

Hey, while you are trying to figure out a way to make Nurudeen Shekoni a white devil, and trying to figure out the difference between "conscience" and "conscious", look up the spelling of aneurysm. And them figure out that there is a difference between "heart attacks" and "aneurism"s.
Maybe call the Reverend Al Sharpton and get advice on spelling, archived in the Tawana Brawley case. Remember "ete" for "eat"?

Anonymous said...

I suppose it should be no surprise to see that the complaint is RIFE with errors!

Also, based on the broad nature of the complaint, even though I'm not in the medical field, I guess I need to check to see if I'm a Defendant......

Anonymous said...

If I remember right the family decided not to have an autopsy done. Anyone remember if that is right?

Anonymous said...

Sweet and Lumumba = Dumb and Dumber

Anonymous said...

@2:34 PM You forgot to mention the main reason this lawsuit was filed: It is to resurrect the Lumumba name and cause. It is to gain votes. Antar must be planning another go at being Mayor.

As far as the late Lumumba goes, he was a terrible Mayor. He packed the entire City with employees who didn't have the education to fill the positions he placed them in. Thank Heavens he wasn't there long enough to do more damage to Jackson.

And, YES, he was a very ill person. The night he was elected he could not even stand alone. It was downright scary to witness.

St. Dominic's Hospital is no more responsible for his death than and average first grader. Get Real Antar and Sweet, this is not a good case.

Anonymous said...

The last Sweet complaint on here was great legal work but this one was not well thought out.. What quack physician did they consult with or pay off? Heart attacks and Aneurysms are not the same.... This is why tort reform exists.

Anonymous said...

I fail to see any indication that he was even a good mayor. Nothing was changed when he was in charge. Everything was the same before, during, and after his term.

Anonymous said...

For some time if a black person dies, kills themselves, is killed while committing a crime, dies from some disease, or dies in an accident it is the fault of some white person. The only time a white person is not at fault is when a black person kills another black person. For some reason this is alright. Not a single black person will say a word.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be nice if such lawsuits came with a penalty of such magnitude that they would have to think, really, really hard about moving forward? Public whippings? Sandwich boards that say "I wasted the taxpayer's time and money because I'm a greedy, ignant **^*! Oh...and the lawyer could stand right next to the plaintiff.

JD Smith said...

Chokwe was born Edwin Finley Taliaferro in Detroit michigan August 2, 1947. He changed his name to Chokwe Lumumba after he joined the Republic of New Africa in 1969.

Frank Milton said...

In Scurry, Texas it is pronounced Talla-ferry-o. In Jonesville, LA it's pronounced Tollifer. I guess the pronunciation in Jackson is different.

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