Man Blames Kaiser for Untreated Infection
11-5-2013 23:51:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser bungled his surgical and post-surgical care and did not diagnose and treat an infection, a man claims in a malpractice complaint filed in Sacramento County Superior Court.
     Anthony McCauley sued Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company and Kaiser Morse Hospital.
     McCauley accuses Kaiser of “negligently diagnosing and treating plaintiff, including negligent surgical and post-surgical care, and failure to diagnose and treat an infection, among other injuries,” in his four-page complaint.
     He also alleges Kaiser did not sufficiently select, evaluate and review its employees’ and independent contractors’ competency and “created an unreasonable risk of harm to patients receiving care and treatment at the hands of the defendants, and each of them, including plaintiff.”
     According to the complaint, McCauley’s injuries “will result in some permanent disability.”
     McCauley seeks general, medical and incidental damages, loss of earnings, prejudgment interest and costs of suit. He is represented by Eric Ratinoff and Marla C. Strain of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff in Sacramento.