Supervisors Revealed Her Health Status, Kaiser Employee Says
10-18-2017 00:14:00

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.

Delay in in Treatment Resulted in Kidney Transplant, Man Claims
10-17-2017 23:59:00

GOLDEN, Colo. (CN) – Kaiser was slow to respond to a man’s worsening kidney symptoms, he claims in Jefferson County District Court.

Kaiser Worker Says He Was Fired After Testifying
10-17-2017 23:56:00

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.

USC Takes Issue With Kaiser’s Denials
10-4-2017 01:12:00

     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.

Male Nurse Sexually Abused Man's Very Ill Wife, He Claims
10-4-2017 00:27:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A male nurse sexually abused a very ill woman, who has since died, her widower claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Doctor Botched Epidural, Woman Claims
10-4-2017 00:04:00

     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.

Severely Injured Passenger Blames Bus Driver and Kaiser
10-3-2017 23:58:00

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.

Woman Claims Ball Knocked Her Out of Work
10-3-2017 23:40:00

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.

Kaiser Cheats Its Call Center Reps, Class Action Claims
By Ramona Young-Grindle
10-3-2017 23:27:00

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. The employment suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco/Oakland Division as a collective and class action, and as a representative action under the Private Attorney General Act.

Kaiser Cheats Its Call Center Reps, $5M Class Action Claims
10-3-2017 23:22:00

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.

Kaiser Patient Dies Due to Staff Inattention, Son Claims
10-3-2017 23:20:00

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.

Christopher A. Kim, individually and as the personal representative of the Estate of Kyong S. Kim, sues Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C. for a survival action claim, wrongful death, and lack of informed consent.

Kim says his 58-year-old mother had been experiencing increasing shortness of breath in the week leading up to her death. She was diagnosed with tracheal stenosis, or airway constriction, and treated as an outpatient with steroids and nebulizer therapy, but the condition worsened. She went to the emergency department of Kaiser’s District of Columbia MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and was admitted as an in-patient for a tracheal dilation procedure, according to the action.

Once admitted, however, she was not seen by a doctor until the following day, no orders were issued to have her airway or oxygen saturation levels monitored, and the patient was not told to avoid solid food, Kim says. She was allowed to eat lunch without supervision, “was not assessed after solid food intake,” and she then went into respiratory arrest and ultimately died despite eventually being rushed to the ICU, the suit alleges.

  Kim maintains defendants did not arrange a prompt Interventional Pulmonology consultation, did not issue physician admission orders, and the nurses did not request those, did not require continuous pulse oximeter monitoring, and did not warn his mother of the dangers of eating solid foods with her condition.

Kim seeks economic damages, and damages for mental anguish and extreme physical and emotional distress in the sum of $10 million, plus legal costs and interest.

Kim is represented by Catherine Bertram of Bertram & Arnell PLLC, in Washington, D.C., and by Joseph Cammarata, of Chaiken, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, also in the District of Columbia.

Mom With Airway Constriction Served Solid Food, Died, Son Says
8-14-2017 19:47:00

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.

Kaiser Fired Nurse on a Pretext, She Claims
8-14-2017 19:46:00

     ALAMEDA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser fired a nurse right after a medical leave, wrongfully accusing her of racism, she claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

No Help to Handle Aggressive Patients, Worker Claims
8-14-2017 19:46:00

     SEATTLE (CN) – Kaiser did not help a worker deal with aggressive patients, then fired her on a pretext, she claims in King County Superior Court.

Sexual Harassment Alleged in Kaiser’s IT Department
7-21-2017 02:19:00

     ALAMEDA, Calif. (CN) – A Kaiser IT worker claims in Alameda County Superior Court that a male co-worker made lewd comments and gyrated his hips on her.