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.
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.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – St. Jude claims Kaiser owes over $200,000 for treating its patients, in Orange County Superior Court.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser refuses to reimburse a hospital over $142,000 for treating its patient, the hospital claims in Orange County Superior Court.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) – A father claims Kaiser fired him for taking time off to care for his sick son, in a San Bernardino County Court lawsuit.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – A woman claims a Kaiser nurse talked out loud about her medical history, including her history of mental illness, in a lawsuit in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – A woman claims a doctor sexually assaulted her during an examination for "hip pain," in an Alameda County Superior Court lawsuit.
SANTA ANA, Cal. (CN) – Kaiser refuses to reimburse a hospital over $128,000 for treating its patient, the hospital claims in Orange County Superior Court.
DENVER (CN) – A man claims he had to have two eye surgeries because Kaiser doctors did not remove all the fragments from his former lens replacement before putting in the new one, in Denver County District Court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser doctors missed her broken hip and prescribed pain medication instead of doing further testing, in a $2.2 million medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.