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