By Ramona Young-Grindle
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) – A male nurse claims he was excluded from working in clinics at the Fairfield Kaiser facility and was fired after complaining about gender discrimination and the numerous health violations he witnessed, according to a Solano County Superior Court complaint.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – A new mom claims her son’s shoulder is permanently paralyzed because Kaiser forced her to give birth vaginally instead of via C-section, in a medical malpractice claim filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser fired her because she is a young Hispanic woman with a mental illness, in Alameda County Superior Court.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser told the family of a sick man a ventilator would be covered under a certain plan, but after they bought the coverage, Kaiser claimed it was not covered, the man claims in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser fired her after going on medical leave for back problems and asking for an ergonomic chair, in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – After a pharmacy technician was hurt on the job, Kaiser fired her on a pretext, she claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Reporting an aggressive nurse led to false charges of sexual harassment, a fired patient care technician claims in U.S. Eastern District Court of California.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Despite multiple emergency hospitalizations for severe anorexia, a northern California man was denied a referral for follow up residential treatment under his Kaiser health plan even though his doctors and therapists agreed that was the appropriate level of care for him, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and hospital services firm Xanitos will pay $500,000 to settle a class action accusing them of misclassifying employees to pay them less.
FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) – In a $25 million medical malpractice lawsuit, a widow claims her husband died from a nasty infection he got while being treated in a Kaiser emergency room, in Fairfax County Circuit Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – A disabled woman claims Kaiser refused to let her on its premises with her service dog, in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) – A dentist claims he lost his practice because Kaiser improperly diagnosed his leg cramps, in complaint filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Two health plans for Northern California electrical workers claim Kaiser is overcharging them and then sending reimbursement checks to members who did not submit claims for reimbursement to justify the extra charges, in a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) – A woman claims a doctor groped her during a medical examination, in a lawsuit filed in Prince George’s County Circuit Court.
Calif. (CN) – New parents
claim their baby has brain damage because Kaiser refused to do a cesarean-section
despite knowing a vaginal delivery would result in head trauma, in a lawsuit
filed in Riverside County Superior Court.