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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.

Patient Claims Many Surgeries Needed After Bowel Punctured
6-16-2017 01:16:00

ARLINGTON, Va. (CN) – A Kaiser doctor punctured a patient’s bowels during a hysterectomy, she claims in Arlington County Circuit Court.

Woman Claims She Got Cancer After Kaiser Ignored Her Tumor
4-10-2017 22:15:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser brushed off her complaints of uterine bleeding despite knowing she had a tumor, and it metastasized into lung and liver cancer two years later, in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Missed Prostate Cancer Metastasized, Man Claims
3-4-2017 00:12:00

WASHINGTON (CN)  A Kaiser patient seeks $65 million after it failed to catch his prostate cancer when warning signs first appeared, allowing the cancer to metastasize, in a complaint filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Led to Untimely Death, Widower Claims
2-23-2017 16:20:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A breast cancer misdiagnosis led to a woman’s untimely death, her widower claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Doctors Ignored Signs of Cancer Because Woman Had a Hemorrhoid
9-16-2016 22:50:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser missed a woman’s colorectal cancer, claiming the blood in her stool was from a hemorrhoid, the woman claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Will Not Pay for Eye Cancer Care, Patient Claims
9-8-2016 22:50:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser will not pay for treatment of a rare deadly eye cancer, a patient claims in a lawsuit filed in USDC Northern District of California.

Misdiagnosis Claims Man’s Life, Widow Says
9-8-2016 20:41:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – A man died because Kaiser doctors erroneously diagnosed him with liver cancer, his widow claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Woman Claims Harm From Gardasil Vaccine
By Barbara Wallace
9-8-2016 15:49:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court that the Gardasil vaccines she received as a teenager left her with a heart condition and nerve pain.

Woman Blames Kaiser for Hole in Chest, Sues for $3M
9-6-2016 19:05:00

FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) – A woman has a permanent hole in her chest because Kaiser doctors missed a tumor growing in her sternum, the woman claims in a $3 million lawsuit filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Nurse Claims Kaiser Fired Her Because She Is Black
8-10-2016 00:32:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – A nurse claims Kaiser fired her because she is black, in the Central District of California.

Kaiser Pulled Plug on Woman With Lung Cancer, Husband Claims
6-6-2016 23:05:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – A woman died from complications of stage four lung cancer because Kaiser did not diagnose her in time for treatment, and removed her breathing tube without her husband’s authorization, he claims in Orange County Superior Court.

Woman Gets Breast Cancer After Doctor Cancels Mammo, She Says
6-6-2016 22:30:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A woman developed stage IV breast cancer because a Kaiser doctor cancelled her mammogram after she reported a lump in her breast, the woman claims in an $11 million medical malpractice complaint in Multnomah County Circuit  Court.

Kaiser Stiffs Hospital for $57K, It Claims
6-6-2016 13:13:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser underpaid a Newport Beach hospital by $57,000 for medically necessary emergency services, the hospital claims in Orange County Superior Court.

Kaiser Fires Doctor for Hurting her Back
5-17-2016 02:39:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser backed out on a deal to make a doctor a partner after she hurt her back, she claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Nurse Fired for Safety Concerns She Says
12-4-2015 00:29:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A nurse claims that a Kaiser hospital fired her after she voiced concerns about cost-cutting initiatives that jeopardize patient safety and for complaining about state labor violations.

Kaiser Took 14 Years to Tell Patient He Has Hep C
11-13-2015 04:02:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A patient tested positive for Hepatitis C, but Kaiser did not tell him about it for 14 years, leading to liver cancer, he claims in a $2.8 million lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Scientist Says Kaiser Fired Him Based on His Age
11-9-2015 23:29:00

(CN) - Kaiser administrators fired one of its clinical scientists because he is old, disabled and was getting paid too much, he claims in an Orange County Superior Court lawsuit.

Year-and-a-Half Delay in Cancer Diagnosis, Newlywed Claims
9-24-2015 23:22:00

(CN) - A man had cancer that Kaiser did not properly or timely diagnose and treat, he claims in a complaint filed in Gwinnett County State Court, Georgia.

Grieving Family Sues for $5 Million
9-18-2015 23:25:00

WASHINGTON (CN) - A man with metastatic cancer died during a procedure to stabilize his affected spine, his family claims in a lawsuit filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Woman Sues to Bring Service Dog to Work
4-10-2015 21:33:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser discriminated by not letting an amputee bring her service dog to work, she claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Slow to Diagnose Tumor, Woman Claims
3-12-2015 00:07:00

 FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) - Kaiser doctors waited years to investigate a woman's continued chest pain, leading to disfiguring surgery to remove a large tumor, she claims in Fairfax County Court.

Therapist Defamed His Client’s Boss, the Former Boss Claims
2-14-2015 01:53:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A therapist used his client’s boss’s medical information to defame him, the former boss claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Forced Employee with Cancer to Retire Early, She Claims
1-30-2015 23:18:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser used unwarranted write-ups to force an employee with cancer to retire early, leaving her with no income, she claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Man Says Kaiser Ignores Lawsuit, Continues Harassment
1-13-2015 03:21:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser is rarely sued for illegal debt collection, so it continues, claims a patient who was still harassed after filing suit in San Diego County Court.

Breast Cancer Patient Blames Kaiser
11-21-2014 03:20:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman got breast cancer after 16 years of hormone replacement therapy from Kaiser, she claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Child with Cancer Could Have Lived, Family Says
11-19-2014 23:21:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser referred a sick child to hospice care, instead of providing further treatment or referring him to a research hospital, his father and grandfather claim in Alameda County Superior Court.

Doctor Ignored Kidney Cyst, Woman Claims
11-19-2014 21:52:00

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (CN) - Kaiser ignored a growing kidney cyst that turned out to be cancer, a woman claims in the Circuit Court for Howard County.

Daughter Could Have Lived, Grieving Parents Claim
11-14-2014 21:36:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A girl died of a brain tumor when she could have been saved, her grieving parents claim in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Employee Disabled by Cancer Wrongly Denied Coverage, She Claims
9-29-2014 20:22:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - After cancer, a Kaiser employee was wrongly denied long-term disability coverage although she cannot work, she claims in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

Man Wants Co-Pay Back, Saying Kaiser Forced Him Out-of-Network
9-26-2014 23:54:00

WASHINGTON (CN) - Kaiser owes a man $5,000 he paid out-of-pocket to have a critical prostate surgery performed, he says in a federal, pro-se complaint.

Woman Says Kaiser Fired Her for Caring for Sick Husband
8-18-2014 23:59:00

(CN) - Kaiser staff aimed to make a woman’s life a “living hell” because she took time off from work to care for her dying husband, she alleges in an Orange County Superior Court Complaint.

Breast Cancer Caught Too Late, Grieving Family Claims
3-19-2014 03:08:00

     BAKERSFIELD Calif. (CN) - A mother of two died because doctors missed her breast cancer until it was too late, her grieving family claims in Kern County Superior Court.

Cancer Metastasized, Man Claims
3-1-2014 00:07:00

     CLEVELAND (CN) - Kaiser and other providers failed to diagnose a man’s colorectal cancer while it metastasized into his liver, he and his family claim in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Kaiser Exposed Nurse to Vengeful Stalker, She Claims
2-19-2014 23:56:00

     DENVER (CN) - Kaiser disclosed the identity of a nurse who reported a co-worker’s misconduct, exposing her to a campaign of retaliatory stalking, she claims in Denver District Court.

Kaiser Misdiagnosed Cancer, Bungled Hospice Care, Widower Claims
2-13-2014 04:16:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser doctors misdiagnosed a woman’s cervical cancer until it was terminal and then bungled her hospice care, her widower claims in a Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint.

Widower Blames Kaiser for Wife’s Lung Cancer Death
1-6-2014 21:33:00

    OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Two Kaiser hospitals refused to provide chemotherapy for lung cancer during the last month of a woman's life, her widower claims in a lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Caused Permanent Nerve Damage, Patient Says
12-27-2013 23:39:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - When a Kaiser surgeon removed a cancerous growth from a man’s forehead, he caused permanent nerve damage resulting in excruciating pain, the patient claims in a lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Sat on Lab Results, Cancer Survivor Says
11-19-2013 23:46:00

    ATLANTA (CN) - Kaiser told a patient about positive test results seven months after his surgery for cancer, the survivor claims in a lawsuit filed in the State Court of Fulton County.

Kaiser Won't Accommodate Nurse's Cancer Treatment, She Says
By Barbara Wallace
10-29-2013 01:45:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - When a nurse needed time off and other accommodations for breast cancer treatments to save her life, Kaiser demoted and transferred her, assigned her to work in the flu department although her doctors warned that an infection could kill her, forced her to work through her lunch hour to "make up" time she spent at chemotherapy appointments, and ultimately fired her, she claims in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Cancer Was Diagnosed Too Late, Grieving Husband Says
10-3-2013 23:57:00

     CLEVELAND (CN) - Kaiser was slow to diagnose a woman’s breast cancer, causing her untimely death, her widower claims in a lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Woman: Falsely Assured While Cancer Metastasized
9-16-2013 18:32:00

     RICHMOND, Va. (CN) – A woman “faces a probability of premature death” because of a delayed breast cancer diagnosis, she claims in a complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Loudoun County, Va.

Kaiser Blamed for Botched Lung Cancer Care
7-22-2013 16:23:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser patient’s family blames Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Southern Permanente Medical Group for her death following lung cancer surgery, in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

PA Thought Cancer Was 'Age Spot,' Woman Claims in Circuit Court
7-1-2013 23:57:00

(CN) - A woman with a family history of skin cancer claims a Kaiser Permanente physician assistant told her a lump was likely an old age spot - rather than malignant melanoma, she claims in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.

Kaiser Driver: Fired for Taking Care of Sick Mom
7-1-2013 23:56:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser fired a truck driver in retaliation for taking leave to care for his sick mother, he claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Eight Years Passed as Knee Pain Turned to Cancer, 22-Year Old Says
6-6-2013 00:40:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser failed to diagnose and treat a young man's severe knee pain and then lesion properly for eight years, as it progressed to a malignant cancer, the man claims in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Botched Mammogram Reading Caused Delayed Diagnosis, Woman Claims
5-15-2013 21:21:00

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CN) - A woman’s breast cancer diagnosis was delayed while her cancer progressed because two doctors misread her mammograms, she claims in a complaint filed in the State Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Nurse: Assigned High-Risk Job With No Training, Then Fired
By Barbara Wallace
5-13-2013 22:21:00

Santa Ana, Calif. (CN) - When Kaiser assigned an urgent care nurse to care for patients whose conditions were beyond the scope of her experience and training, she asked for training but was disciplined and fired instead, she says in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Kaiser's Delayed Diagnosis Allowed Cancer to Spread, Woman Says
5-10-2013 18:02:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman had symptoms “consistent with a potential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer but no testing or treatment was undertaken,” for years prior to her eventual diagnosis, she claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Accused of Failing to Diagnose Liver Cancer
By Tish Kraft
5-1-2013 22:08:00

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A woman claims in San Diego County Superior Court that her husband died of liver cancer because Kaiser did not diagnose it until it was terminal.

Boss 'Disliked' Her Cancer, Social Worker Says
By Barbara Wallace
4-22-2013 23:00:00

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser social worker’s supervisor “disliked” her cancer and forced her to take a demotion, she says in a complaint for discrimination and harassment filed in Placer County Superior Court.

Ovarian Cancer Allowed to Kill Woman, Family Claims
4-16-2013 00:04:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser employee’s inaccuracies and ineptitude were key ingredients in the death of a woman whose ovarian cancer was not detected until three years after she presented with symptoms, her family claims in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Superior Court.

Kaiser's Business Model Includes Death, Man Says
By Philip A. Janquart
3-14-2013 02:22:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan refuses to pay for care necessary to save a man's life, he claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Central District.

Large Cancer in Colon Found Too Late, Says Woman's Family
3-12-2013 20:29:00

      MARLBORO, Md. (CN) - A man and his children are suing Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States Inc., alleging that a lack of appropriate medical attention resulted in the death of their wife and mother.

Black Nurse Fired After Complaining about Filipino Nurses, She Says
2-15-2013 15:25:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - An African American Kaiser Permanente nurse says she was fired after complaining about the continual harassment by Filipino nurses - and patient abuse and substandard care.

Docs Missed Wife's Lung Cancer, Husband Says
2-15-2013 14:29:00

(CN) - A man says Kaiser doctors repeatedly missed a one inch tumor in his wife's lung until it was too late to save her.

Kaiser Diagnoses Woman's Melanoma as Old Age Spot, She Claims
2-15-2013 14:03:00

(CN) - A woman with a family history of skin cancer claims a Kaiser Permanente physician assistant told her a lump was likely an old age spot - rather than stage III malignant melanoma.

Kaiser Uses Strongarm Tactics to Collect Debt, Says Medi-Cal Patient
2-15-2013 13:47:00

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A man claims a collections agency working for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan violated debt collection laws in attempting to force him to pay a bill he doesn't owe - because he's on Medi-Cal.

Scans Misinterpreted While Tumor Metastasized, Man Says
By Barbara Wallace
2-12-2013 16:44:00

BALTIMORE (CN) - Three doctors saw a man’s abdominal tumor CT scans, but did not treat it until it metastasized, he and his wife claim in a complaint filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Fourteen Month Delay in Diagnosis Leads to Double Mastectomy, Woman Says
By William Dotinga
2-12-2013 11:03:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman underwent a double mastectomy 14 months after a Kaiser clinic nurse practitioner told her a lump was "nothing to worry about."

Recovery Room Nurse Berates Man for Having a Husband
By William Dotinga
2-10-2013 11:03:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A man recovering from thyroid surgery claims a Kaiser Permanente nurse launched a barrage of insults when the patient asked to have his husband brought to the recovery room.

Kaiser Docs Misdiagnose Nerve Bundle as Tumor, Perform Surgery
2-8-2013 17:48:00

(CN) - Two Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia doctors misdiagnosed a patient's bundle of spinal nerves as an intradural tumor, and performed an unnecessary surgery to remove it.

Doctors' Mistakes Blamed for Woman's Death
By Philip A Janquart
1-24-2013 01:14:00

     CLEVELAND, Ohio (CN) - A woman who died of lung cancer may have had a shot at life had Kaiser Permanente radiologists not misinterpreted CT scans, the woman's husband claims in a complaint filed in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Undiagnosed Cancer Caused Permanent Injuries, Pt Claims
By Philip A. Janquart
12-14-2012 04:55:00

     Los Angeles (CN) - A Kaiser Permentante patient was permanently injured while under the care of a Kaiser Permanente Health Plan Inc. hospital, a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court claims.

Wife Died Just After Meeting|Kaiser Oncologist, Man Says
By Tish Kraft
11-1-2012 00:15:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - After surviving ovarian and colon cancers, a woman died just after her first visit to a Kaiser oncologist, her husband says in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Patient: Cancerous Rash Underdiagnosed
10-30-2012 14:31:00

     FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A woman was not advised that her lichen planus condition carried a risk of cancer, and the resulting cancer was not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner, she claims in a malpractice complaint filed in Solano County Superior Court.

Thyroid Removed for No Reason, Woman Says
10-30-2012 08:47:00

     ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - After a fine needle aspiration of her thyroid gland, Kaiser doctors told a woman she had thyroid cancer, when in fact her biopsy was negative, she says in a complaint filed in Placer County Superior Court.

Cancer Left on Eyelid for|2 Years, Says Woman
10-17-2012 03:34:00

SANTA ANA - With classic signs of basal cell carcinoma, a woman was left with a growth on her eyelid for 2.5 years, she says in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Cancer Left on Eyelid for|2 Years, Says Woman
10-17-2012 02:36:00

     SANTA ANA - With classic signs of basal cell carcinoma, a woman was left with a growth on her eyelid for 2.5 years, she says in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Doctor Alleges Health and Safety Violations by Kaiser
7-23-2012 15:58:00

     In an employment action, a doctor says Kaiser threatened to take away his hospital privileges and gave him false negative evaluations after he complained about health and safety problems. The alleged unsafe practices included unnecessary CT scans by trauma surgeons, and these surgeons' lack of knowledge of the risk of radiation-induced cancer from CT scans.

Delay in Testing Said to Lead to Higher Risk of Cancer
6-24-2012 15:41:00

     DENVER - In a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in state court, plaintiff says a Kaiser gynecologist, knew she was taking unopposed estrogen but failed to perform an endometrial biopsy on plaintiff for years. Defendants waited eight years from plaintiff's first endometrial biopsy before again considering that her prescription could lead to endometrial cancer.

Cancer Diagnosed as Ringworm by Kaiser Doctors, Says D.C. Family
By William Dotinga
5-5-2012 15:22:00

     WASHINGTON, D.C. - The family of a woman who died of Stage IV breast cancer and skin cancer say in superior court that Kaiser Permanente doctors are so inept that they misdiagnosed her cancer as ringworm and sent her home with a topical cream.

Wrong Lung Part Removed in Cancer Surgery, Says Patient
4-24-2012 17:28:00

     A Kaiser hospital removed the wrong part of a man's lung during surgery to remove a cancerous lesion, the man says in a complaint in state court in Portland, Ore.

Lack of Testing Lead to Death by Cancer After Complaints Fell on Deaf Ears, Says Family
By Nick McCann
4-7-2012 16:53:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Kaiser doctor failed to order follow-up tests for a man who had a small mass on his liver, which spread to multiple organs and eventually killed him, according to a wrongful death complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court. The man's family says in a wrongful death action that his "persistent complaints fell on deaf ears."

Cancer Said Diagnosed as Infection
By Steve Weishampel
3-13-2012 13:35:00

     In a malpractice action filed in state court in Denver, plaintiff says her Kaiser doctor failed multiple times to diagnose a melanoma on plaintiff's left heel. For nine months, her doctor diagnosed the lesion as a skin infection before finally referring plaintiff to a dermatologist, said the complaint.

Skin Cancer Said Diagnosed by Kaiser Staff as Eczema
3-12-2012 19:30:00

     In wrongful death action in state court in Fairfax County, Virginia, plaintiff says Kaiser's medical staff misdiagnosed decedent's skin cancer as eczema. Plaintiff, whose decedent died as a result, seeks $5.8 million.

Cancer Diagnosis Came Late Says Maryland Complaint
9-21-2011 17:34:00

     Kaiser failed to diagnose a Maryland woman's cancer when she complained of difficulty swallowing and other problems, according to a complaint filed in Montgomery County Court.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Alleged
10-18-2011 17:49:00

     In a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit filed in state court in Portland, plaintiff Yang alleges Kaiser doctors delayed diagnosing a man's cancer for one year, despite having a CT scan that showed cancerous lesions. $1.57 million in damages is sought.

Kaiser Alleged to Fail |in Diagnosing Cancer
11-28-2011 17:09:00

     In an action for medical negligence filed in state court, plaintiff says Kaiser misdiagnosed p "neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction," failed to refer him out to providers familiar with his diagnosis and, after he found and underwent the appropriate care and treatment, denied him coverage "in an attempt to cover up" its actions. The plaintiffs seek a declaration that the arbitration provision in the defendants' contract in unenforceable, because it unfairly prevents the plaintiffs from recovering damages for their claims.

Kaiser Allegedly Prescribed Antidepressants and More Exercise for Patient With Cancer
2-18-2012 15:59:00

     OAKLAND (CN) - A man says in state court that a Kaiser hospital in Vallejo, CA failed to diagnose pancreatic cancer and prescribed him an antidepressant when he complained about shortness of breath. Only when he switched to Blue Cross was a large cancer mass quickly found.

Cancer Diagnosis
1-20-2012 17:11:00

     In a medical malpractice action filed in state court, Kaiser is accused of failing to diagnose the plaintiff's cancer for over a year, and by the time it was diagnosed, the cancer had spread and metastasized. As a result, said the complaint, the plaintiff's chance of survival is greatly reduced.

Cancer Diagnosis, Death
12-28-2011 16:56:00

     In a medical negligence and wrongful death action filed in state court, Kaiser is accused of failing to diagnose uterine cancer at a sufficiently early stage, allowing the disease to progress and ultimately kill plaintiff.

Cancer, Test Delay, Death
7-9-2008 15:09:00

     CUYAHOGA COUNTY - A husband has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente, claiming that the doctors' failure to diagnose and perform tests to diagnose his wife's tumor caused her death.

Cancer, Delay in Tests, Death
7-16-2007 15:04:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO - A husband has filed suit in state court against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Ohio, claiming that Kaiser doctors' inadequate diagnosis and treatment delayed his wife's tumor treatment, causing her death.

Cancer, Diagnosis, Excruciating Anguish
7-20-2008 14:36:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A widow has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio, saying Kaiser's failure to provide adequate healthcare services caused the wrongful death of her husband Robert Selick.

Cancer in Eye, Diagnosis
5-13-2011 16:09:00

     WASHINGTON -- A woman who saw a doctor about seeing "flashes of light" was diagnosed with a detached retina at a Kaiser hospital, but she actually had a cancerous mass in her eye that made her lose her full vision, according to a complaint filed in Washington D.C.'s federal court.

Cancer, Diagnosis, Death
5-19-2008 16:53:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A husband and children sued Kaiser Permanente in Superior Court. They accuse Kaiser of failing to give a timely diagnosis of uterine/ovarian cancer and to properly treat her with chemotherapy, causing her death.

Diagnosis, Cancer
1-13-2009 16:46:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A couple has accused Kaiser of carelessly and unskillfully examining them, which delayed their diagnosis of cancer.

Colon Cancer, Sutures, Death
3-12-2011 13:37:00

     A deceased man's wife and children accused Kaiser Permanente Medical Group of improperly performing his colon cancer surgery which resulted in his death.

Cancer Treatment, Vocal Chord Paralysis
1-21-2011 17:07:00

Kaiser's alleged mistreatment of plaintiff's cancer caused her to suffer chemotherapy poisoning and vocal chord paralysis. Plaintiff seeks $3 million.Virginia - Fairfax County Circuit Court. 07cv3512. Caram v. Kaiser Foundation.

Diagnosis, Colon Cancer
1-21-2011 16:45:00

Kaiser allegedly misdiagnosed plaintiff Ismail's colon cancer, ignoring many glaring signals. Plaintiff seeks $3 million. Virginia - Fairfax County Circuit Court. 07cv11090. Ismail v. Kaiser Foundation.

Diagnosis, Biopsy, Spreading Breast Cancer
1-21-2011 15:47:00

Medical malpractice action. Kaiser allegedly failed to properly read a biopsy and treat plaintiff's breast cancer, allowing the cancer to spread. Plaintiff seeks more than $1.3 million.

Diagnosis, Cancerous Mass in Leg, Death
1-21-2011 15:36:00

Lawsuit alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death where Kaiser is said to have failed to properly diagnose and treat a cancerous mass in the decedent's leg. CV07634284. Pafford v. Kaiser Foundation. Cuyahoga County.

Diagnosis, Cancer
1-21-2011 15:12:00

Medical malpractice action. Kaiser doctors failed to timely diagnose plaintiff Jackson's cancer. $5 million. 08cv7454 Jackson v. Kaiser Foundation. Fairfax County.

Diagnosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Death
1-21-2011 14:26:00

Action alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death. Kaiser's doctor allegedly failed to timely diagnose and treat the decedent's pancreatic cancer. CV08669848. Woolley v. Kaiser Permanente. Cuyahoga County.

Diagnosis, Breast Cancer, Incurable
1-20-2011 17:32:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. Kaiser doctors allegedly failed to diagnose the plaintiff's breast cancer, even though she repeatedly insisted that the lump in her breast was growing larger and harder. By the time Kaiser doctors diagnosed the cancer, it had become incurable. $7.6 million.

Diagnosis, Breast Cancer
1-20-2011 16:31:00

Medical malpractice action. Defendant Kaiser's doctors allegedly misdiagnosed and then failed to treat plaintiff Harris' breast cancer. Plaintiff seeks $20 million.

Diagnosis, Cancer, Abnormal Scan
1-20-2011 16:24:00

Wrongful death lawsuit. Kaiser allegedly failed to diagnose Thelma Lofquist's ovarian cancer. The defendants allegedly failed to follow up on an abnormal CT scan that would have lead to the diagnosis. $1.5 million.

Diagnosis, Prostate Cancer, Death
1-20-2011 13:59:00

Wrongful death action. Kaiser's doctors allegedly failed to detect plaintiff Phelan's decedent's prostate cancer during several routine health check-ups, resulting in his death. Plaintiff seeks $5 million. Fairfax County. 09cv10535. Phelan v. Kaiser Foundation.

Diagnosis, Liver Cancer, Death
1-20-2011 13:36:00

Wrongful death lawsuit. On three occasions spanning four years, Kaiser and Providence allegedly incorrectly diagnosed Gerald McCormick with a benign liver tumor instead of correctly finding that he had advanced liver cancer. McCormick died sooner than he would have, had he started cancer treatment four years earlier. $2 million.

Diagnosis, Lung Cancer, Death
1-20-2011 13:28:00

Wrongful death action. Martha Brutcher died of cancer after the defendants delayed her diagnosis by two years when they failed to notice a "lung nodule" on a pulmonary angiogram. $1 million.

Delay in Diagnosis, Cancer, Lost Chance for Cure
1-19-2011 17:34:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. Kaiser doctors allegedly took three years to diagnose the plaintiff's colon cancer, even though she had a family history of the disease and displayed its classic abdominal symptoms. During that time, the plaintiff lost her chance for a cure. $6.5 million.

Diagnosis, Cancer, Now Incurable
1-19-2011 16:57:00

Medical malpractice action. Defendant Kaiser's medical staff allegedly failed to detect plaintiff Shadman's prostate cancer while it was curable. Plaintiff, who now suffers from incurable cancer, seeks $5.8 million

Diagnosis, Double Masectomy
1-19-2011 16:39:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. The defendants allgedly mixed-up the biopsy samples of the plaintiff's breasts, wrongly diagnosing both breasts as cancerous. After having a double mastectomy, the plaintiff found out that only her left breast was cancerous. $900,000.

Diagnosis, Prostate Cancer
1-19-2011 16:00:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. Kaiser doctors allegedly delayed diagnosing Michael Banks with prostate cancer for nearly three years, even though he had symptoms and relevant tests done early on. $8 million

Diagnosis, Breast Cancer
1-18-2011 18:18:00

Medical malpractice action. Defendants allegedly failed to diagnose plaintiff's breast cancer in time. Plaintiff had a mastectomy but the cancer is likely to return. 319966-V. Norment v. Kaiser Foundation.

Diagnosis, Cancer, Stage IV
1-18-2011 18:10:00

Medical malpractice action. Defendant Kaiser's doctors allegedly misread plaintiff's x-rays and failed to diagnose his cancer. Plaintiff, who now suffers from stage IV terminal lung cancer,

Diagnosis, Brain Tumor, Cancer, Death
1-17-2011 14:53:00

Medical malpractice and wrongful death complaint. Kaiser improperly diagnosed plaintiff Jeffrey Kay with a viral infection and anxiety disorder and sent him home, according to the complaint. After Jeffrey experienced a seizure, he was finally diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, which Kaiser had missed. The alleged profound negligence and the tumor eventually caused his death.

Diagnosis, Abnormal Lab Results, Cancer, Death, DC
1-17-2011 14:36:00

Wrongful death action. Defendant Kaiser's doctors allegedly failed to follow up on the abnormal lab results of plaintiff Bells' decedent resulting in his death from cancer.

Diagnosis, Cancer, Death
1-13-2011 18:10:00

Complaint alleging medical malpractice and elder abuse. Kaiser failed to diagnose or treat a cancerous cyst on the chest of the plaintiff's decedent and they ignored symptoms of his multiple myeloma, such as a pain in his jaw where a bulky mass was later found, says teh complaint. He was then coerced into choosing a boarding facility, instead of a more costly skilled nursing facility, where he became immobile and died.

Diagnosis, Cancer, Struggle, Death
1-13-2011 18:03:00

Action alleging medical negligence, elder abuse and wrongful death. The plaintiff Ireland was allegedly ignored and neglected by the Kaiser's hospital's employees while he struggled with a bout of what turned out to be a fatal cancer.

Cancer, Diagnosis, Death
1-11-2011 14:43:00

Wrongful death action. Kaiser allegedly failed to diagnose a cancerous lesion which caused plaintiff's death. CIVSS709962. Wissore v. Kaiser Foundation.

Delayed Diagnosis, Terminal Cancer
1-8-2011 15:52:00

Complaint alleging medical negligence where defendants allegedly failed to diagnose plaintiff's cervical cancer, which was not discovered until it was terminal.

Diagnosis, Cancer, Death
1-6-2011 16:41:00

Wrongful death action. No further imaging was done after the plaintiff had a tumor removed in the left lung radiographically, according to the complaint. The plaintiff died three weeks later, says the action, with a fast growing cancer that could have been cured.

Cancer, Monitoring, Death, Solano
1-6-2011 15:21:00

Wrongful death and medical malpractice. The plaintiffs' decedent, Joseph Calbert, was under the care of the defendants following cancer surgery. Joseph Calbert was not offered radiation or other follow up cancer treatments and he was not properly monitored for the return of the cancer.

Diagnosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Santa Clara
1-6-2011 14:49:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. The defendants allegedly failed to timely diagnose or treat plaintiff Philip's pancreatic cancer. 1-08-CV-130666 Milstein v. Kaiser Foundation.

Diagnosis, Cancer, Young Girl, Death
12-30-2010 15:55:00

Wrongful death action. The defendants allegedly misrepresented the severity of the plaintiffs' daughter's medical condition, telling them she had a treatable cancer, and she died a short time later from extensive bleeding. The plaintiffs believe she was also given an overdose of medication.

Diagnosis, Death, San Francisco
12-30-2010 13:33:00

Medical malpractice complaint. The defendants' alleged failure to perform diagnostic tests for the plaintiff's stomach ailment is said to have allowed cancer to persist in her stomach until it became serious, life-threatening and non-curable. CGC-09-494580 Milam v. Kaiser Foundation. San Francisco.

Prostate Cancer, San Bernardino
12-29-2010 17:48:00

Medical malpractice action. No action was taken by the defendants when the plaintiff's prostate blood test for PSA read 33.39, according to the complaint. The plaintiff had prostate cancer. CIVDS1000207 Vance v. Kaiser Foundation. San Bernardino

Tongue Cancer
12-28-2010 16:20:00

Medical malpractice action. Defendants allegedly failed to diagnose squamous cell tongue cancer resulting in plaintiff suffering from loss of tongue and voice.

Colon Cancer
12-28-2010 15:41:00

Medical malpractice; wrongful death. Defendants misdiagnosed decedent's rectal colon cancer.

Cancer Diagnosis
12-28-2010 14:07:00

Medical negligence action where the defendants are alleged to have failed to properly diagnose and treat the plaintiff Rafael Ontiveros' high PSA levels, which led to a cancer diagnosis that would have been preventable had the timely treatment been given.

Prostate Cancer
12-28-2010 13:41:00

Medical malpractice action where the defendants are said to have failed to diagnose plaintiff David Tozer's prostate cancer.

Throat Cancer
10-28-2010 12:57:00

Medical negligence action where the defendants failed to promptly diagnose and treat plaintiff Dane Collins' throat cancer.

Throat Cancer
10-1-2010 12:55:00

California Investigates Insurers
9-8-2009 16:38:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Attorney General Jerry Brown is investigating how the state's top insurance companies, including Kaiser and Anthem Blue Cross, review and pay claims. Brown said the "public is entitled to know whether wrongful business practices are involved" in the "dysfunctional" insurance system, in which major HMOs are denying from 28 percent to 40 percent of claims.

The Anti-Model for Public Care
12-27-2010 16:27:00

     It seems strange to find a font of wisdom in a local real estate agent. But that is what happened when I went down to Carlsbad last week.

Healthcare in America
12-27-2010 16:25:00

     One reason why President Obama is driven to reforming the health care system in the United States is because of what happened to his grandmother. An insurer denied her coverage as she was dying from cancer.
     It was a little different with me, but it was at bottom the same thing.
     While Kaiser pretends to be a health care organization, it is in fact an insurer. And it behaves like one. Avoiding what the insurance industry calls "medical losses" -- i.e. medical bills for care to the sick and dying -- is what Kaiser is about.