Kaiser Damaged His Optic Nerve, Patient Says
LOS ANGELES (CN) – When Ramzi Bader lost vision in his left eye after being treated at Kaiser’s Baldwin Park facility, Kaiser “advised him his injury would improve and never advised him that they had injured his optic nerve,” he says in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Beginning in Aug. 2011 “and thereafter continuously for several months,” Kaiser “undertook the care, treatments, and examinations of plaintiff in order to treat said plaintiff for the difficulties he was encountering with his eye, and in particular retinal detachment,” according to the complaint.
During that time, Kaiser “caused vision loss injury to the left eye. Plaintiff did not, however, discover the negligent cause of this injury until July of 2012, after he left the care of defendants and obtained medical consultation from a separate physician. Prior to that time, defendants had continued to care for and treat plaintiff and advised him his injury would improve and never advised him that they had injured his optic nerve, the complaint states.
Bader’s wife Suzane also sues for loss of consortium. Plaintiffs are represented by Richard A. Cohn of Aitken, Aitken, & Cohn in Santa Ana, Calif.