MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) – A Kaiser patient says she was in significant pain for well over a year after her bungled knee surgery, according to her lawsuit filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Kaiser did not diagnose a new mother’s serious kidney disease, she and her husband claim in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeking $58.1 million.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser and others neglected an elderly woman’s deteriorating health, ultimately leading to her death, her family claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A young father’s widow and children blame Kaiser for his death, in Orange County Court.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Two hospitals failed to diagnose a woman’s pulmonary embolisms, resulting in her death, her family claims in District of Columbia Superior Court.
By Barbara Wallace
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser patient lost his appetite after knee surgery, ultimately leading to his death, his family claims in Solano County Superior Court.
By Reni Anguelova
SACRAMENTO (CN) - Kaiser hospital staff failed to properly diagnose a woman’s child with adolescent idiopathic Scoliosis, she claims in a Sacramento County Superior Court complaint.
BAKERSFIELD Calif. (CN) - A mother of two died because doctors missed her breast cancer until it was too late, her grieving family claims in Kern County Superior Court.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser lab employee warned her supervisors a high, rolling chair could get her hurt, and was fired when it happened, she says in a Sacramento County Superior Court complaint.
By Barbara Wallace
GREENBELT, Md. (CN) - A woman has brain damage after a financially-motivated hospital transfer led to respiratory and cardiac arrest in the ambulance, her husband claims in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
By Barbara Wallace
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A 17-year-old girl died of a brain hemorrhage after doctors opted for observation instead of treatment, her mother claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (CN) - A computer holding 20,539 Kaiser employee Social Security numbers was sold at a thrift store, California's attorney general claims in a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court, Friday.
By Barbara Wallace
GOLDEN, Colo. (CN) - A couple whose baby girl was born with “puffy feet” was told it could be a symptom of Turner syndrome, yet their Kaiser doctor told them, year after year, that they did not need to have her tested for the condition, although a simple blood test was available, they claim in a malpractice complaint filed in Jefferson County District Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman was wrongfully fired after being falsely accused of being involved in the theft of medical supplies, she claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Bad communication and follow-though caused treatment delays for a woman with ulcerative colitis, ultimately leading to her death from a perforated colon, her family claims in a wrongful death complaint against Kaiser and another hospital.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman was forced to provide doctors' notes when taking time off to care for her sick children and supervisors intimidated her by saying that "people were watching" for "patterns" in her leave requests, she claims in Los Angeles Superior Court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - When a 410-pound woman consulted a Kaiser obstetrician-gynecologist about becoming pregnant, the doctor recommended uterine surgery but did not warn her about the risk of complications due to her weight, the woman claims in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
MARLBORO, Md. (CN) - A man and his children are suing Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States Inc., alleging that a lack of appropriate medical attention resulted in the death of their wife and mother.
San Mateo, Calif. (CN) – Two women claim a Kaiser Foundation emergency room discharged their father and sent him to a series of convalescent hospitals without informing anyone what needed rehabilitation.
HONOLULU (CN) - A mother of four is a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic after her undertreated ear infection crept into her cranium and then her brain, says her "attorney in fact" in a complaint filed in the First Circuit Court of Hawaii.
By Philip A. Janquart
IRVINE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser's delivery of an x-ray to the wrong doctor resulted in major surgery and a permanent scar for a 14-year-old girl, says her father in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Four Kaiser doctors botched a woman's post-surgical care, causing her to die of a stroke, her family claims in a malpractice complaint filed in San Francisco County Superior Court.
By Tish Kraft
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser botched prenatal, labor, delivery and post-natal care for a pregnancy, leaving a newborn brain damaged, says his mother in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.
By William Dotinga
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The family of a woman who died of Stage IV breast cancer and skin cancer say in superior court that Kaiser Permanente doctors are so inept that they misdiagnosed her cancer as ringworm and sent her home with a topical cream.
By William Dotinga
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (CN) - The family of a deceased Kaiser employee wants to force the hospital group into arbitration for failing to properly diagnose the brain injury that killed her, said a petition filed in superior court.
SACRAMENTO (CN) - Tthe children of the deceased father accuse Kaiser Permanente Medical Group of causing their father's death, using general allegations.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A husband and children sued Kaiser Permanente in Superior Court. They accuse Kaiser of failing to give a timely diagnosis of uterine/ovarian cancer and to properly treat her with chemotherapy, causing her death.
A deceased man's wife and children accused Kaiser Permanente Medical Group of improperly performing his colon cancer surgery which resulted in his death.
Action alleging breach of insurance contract; bad faith. According to the complaint, child with autism spectrum disorder was wrongfully denied therapy (along with thousands of other children).
Class action complaint for discrimination against children with disabilities and unfair business practices. The defendants have a policy and practice of denying essential treatment to children with autism and pervasive development disorders, prohibiting clinicians from creating diagnostic evaluations with treatment recommendations; issuing boilerplate denials of a treatment used exclusively for the disorders; and forcing parents to get speech and occupational therapy through schools and other public entities, among other tactics designed to avoid their obligation.
Action for wrongful death. The plaintiffs are the spouse and children of the decedent, who was in the care of the defendants. The defendants failed to care, diagnose, treat or evaluate the decedent adequately.
Wrongful death action by children of a parent who died in Kaiser care.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Permanente uses boilerplate language and "sham excuses" to deny medical treatment to autistic children, dumping the problem onto public schools and clinics and "making taxpayers pay for the treatment for which Kaiser is responsible," a class action claims in Alameda County Court. Parents claim Kaiser refuses to cover the most effective treatment for childhood autism and even "prohibits clinicians from creating diagnostic evaluations" that might force Kaiser to give that treatment.