LOS ANGELES (CN) – University of Southern California cannot collect from secondary insurers because of the way Kaiser designed its payment denials, USC claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A male nurse sexually abused a very ill woman, who has since died, her widower claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A Kaiser doctor botched a woman’s epidural during childbirth, instead, injecting air into her spinal canal, she claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – When the bus he was riding suddenly stopped, a Kaiser patient was thrown out of his unstable Kaiser-provided wheelchair and injured, according to an action filed in Alameda County Superior Court.
TACOMA, Wash. (CN) – A sign language interpreter assisting a Kaiser physical therapy patient claims she was injured when a large exercise ball hit her on the back of the head, according to a suit filed in U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington.
By Ramona Young-Grindle
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser demands that its call center representatives perform certain pre- and post-shift tasks off the clock and during meal breaks, according to a class action. The employment suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco/Oakland Division as a collective and class action, and as a representative action under the Private Attorney General Act.
WASHINGTON (CN) – A woman admitted to a Kaiser hospital for severe breathing difficulties died because she was not monitored when staff left her alone, her son claims. His wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court, District of Columbia.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser fired a nurse right after a medical leave, wrongfully accusing her of racism, she claims in Alameda County Superior Court.
SEATTLE (CN) – Kaiser did not help a worker deal with aggressive patients, then fired her on a pretext, she claims in King County Superior Court.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (CN) – A Kaiser IT worker claims in Alameda County Superior Court that a male co-worker made lewd comments and gyrated his hips on her.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser paid a black department director less than his white counterparts and then fired him, he claims in court.
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 DIEGO (CN) – A young woman claims a male Kaiser dermatologist forced her to take her bra off in front of him and molested her during an exam, in San Diego County Superior Court.