LOS ANGELES (CN) – Health care clinicians across California will take to the picket lines starting Monday and throughout the week at Kaiser Permanente’s network of medical facilities due to stalled contract negotiations for mental health workers.
By Ramona Young-Grindle
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A Kaiser patient contends in a suit filed in Multnomah County Superior Court, she has endured "unnecessary surgeries, loss of her jaw joint, jaw arthritis, malocclusion, shifting of her teeth, facial numbness, leg numbness, permanent nerve damage, loss of motor function, facial asymmetry, loss of strength," scarring and loss of enjoyment of life, due to a medical diagnosis of cancer when her jaw, instead, was infected.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (CN) – A Kaiser patient claims botched post-surgery care has permanently damaged her vascular system requiring her to be on expensive blood thinners the rest of her life, according to a suit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
RICHMOND, Va. (CN) – Kaiser and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center misdiagnosed a brain bleed for three weeks, leaving a woman with cognitive impairments, she claims in the Circuit Court for Prince William County.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser and its doctors missed a man's lymphoma, he claims in Placer County Superior Court.
SAN DIEGO (CN) – Kaiser fired an employee of 14 years rather than accommodating her disability, according to an action filed in San Diego County Superior Court.
MANASSAS, Va. (CN) – Kaiser did not insure its exam room was free of trip hazards, and a pregnant patient fell and broke her knee, an action filed in Prince William County Circuit Court claims.
DENVER (CN) – More than 3,000 Colorado health care workers employed by Kaiser Permanente voted to strike Wednesday, joining a coalition of 80,000 employees demanding better worker conditions.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – A new boss refused disability accommodations for a director's back and neck problems, the fired employee claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Kaiser did not diagnose a new mother’s serious kidney disease, she and her husband claim in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeking $58.1 million.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser uses a flawed database system to underpay out-of-network claims, a plastic surgeon claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – A man died because three doctors did not diagnose his coronary artery disease, his widow and daughters claim in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Kaiser’s refusal to order imaging or do a colonoscopy for nearly six months resulted in amputation and delay in diagnosing colon cancer, according to an action filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
STOCKTON, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser violates California labor law by not providing accurate, itemized wage statements, according to a class action and representative action under the California Private Attorneys General Act, filed in San Joaquin County Superior Court.
SAN DIEGO (CN) – A patient will require constant care for the remainder of her life due to injuries caused by Kaiser’s non-compliant disability parking spaces, according to an action filed in Central San Diego County Superior Court.