LOS ANGELES (CN) – University of Southern California cannot collect from secondary insurers because of Kaiser’s format of payment denials, USC claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser fired a nurse after she complained that her supervisors had revealed her mental health status to a co-worker, according to a recently filed suit.
GOLDEN, Colo. (CN) – Kaiser was slow to respond to a man’s worsening kidney symptoms, he claims in Jefferson County District Court.
OAKLAND (CN) – After testifying for a black coworker in an employment discrimination suit, a black Kaiser orthopedic technician says in a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court he was forced to quit his job due to harassment.
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.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A new Kaiser patient with multiple physical disabilities was misdiagnosed with severe mental impairment, resulting in assault and detention by police, according to the man’s suit.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) -- Kaiser uses autodialers to make marketing calls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a class claims.
John F. Shonkwiler, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, brings a consumer class action against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Shonkwiler claims that Kaiser made unsolicited marketing calls to his cell phone using autodialers that generate data which is then analyzed to determine how many calls are answered, when they are answered, how long it takes for the phone to be answered and how long the recipient stays on the line. This information is then used to design an optimized schedule for telemarketers, according to the action.
Shonkwiler says he received such calls on his cell phone, and a prerecorded or artificial message stated they were on behalf of Kaiser. The calls request that the recipient to “press 1 to speak to a customer representative, or press 9 to be removed from the call list,” but the calls end before any response can be made, he said.
These calls are made to thousands of wireless telephone numbers, either through a random or sequential number generator or from a list, and are made to people who did not consent to or request these calls, Shonkwiler says, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which mandates that prior express written consent before such calls are placed to cell phones.
In addition to the nuisance, invasion of privacy and aggravation, Shonkwiler says consumers “suffered actual damages in the form of monies paid to receive the calls on their cellular phones.”
Shonkwiler seeks actual or statutory damages, an order prohibiting Kaiser from making further robocalls to consumers’ cell phones without prior consent, and legal costs.
Plaintiff is represented by Gene J. Stonebarger and Richard D. Lambert of Stonebarger Law APC in Folsom, California and by Richard L. Miller II, Todd L. McLawhorn and Ke Liu of Siprut PC in Chicago, Illinois.
GREENBELT, Md. (CN) – A recently promoted Administrative Assistant working for Kaiser claims she was fired after repeatedly asking about four hours her supervisor removed from her timecard.
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.
WASHINGTON (CN) – A Kaiser patient with severe airway constriction died when left unattended, her son claims in a suit filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court.