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Whistleblowing and Gender Got Him Fired, Male Nurse Says
By Ramona Young-Grindle
6-16-2017 16:57:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) – A male nurse claims he was excluded from working in clinics at the Fairfield Kaiser facility and was fired after complaining about gender discrimination and the numerous health violations he witnessed, according to a Solano County Superior Court complaint.

Baby's Shoulder Paralyzed After C-Section Refused, Mom Claims
6-16-2017 16:19:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) – A new mom claims her son’s shoulder is permanently paralyzed because Kaiser forced her to give birth vaginally instead of via C-section, in a medical malpractice claim filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Ergonomic Chair Request Got Injured Worker Canned, She Claims
6-16-2017 01:15:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser fired her after going on medical leave for back problems and asking for an ergonomic chair, in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Fired Injured Pharmacy Technician, She Claims
6-16-2017 01:15:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – After a pharmacy technician was hurt on the job, Kaiser fired her on a pretext, she claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Botched Woman’s Hip Surgery, She Claims
4-19-2017 21:06:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser doctors botched her hip replacement surgery, leaving her severely injured, in San Francisco County Superior Court.

Patient Claims Doctor Groped Her and Had a History of It
3-28-2017 19:26:00

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) – A woman claims a doctor groped her during a medical examination, in a lawsuit filed in Prince George’s County Circuit Court.

Mom Forced to Deliver Vaginally Despite Risks, Family Claims
3-27-2017 22:10:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) – New parents claim their baby has brain damage because Kaiser refused to do a cesarean-section despite knowing a vaginal delivery would result in head trauma, in a lawsuit filed in Riverside County Superior Court.

Doctor Sexually Assaulted Patient During Exam, She Claims
3-25-2017 00:46:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – A woman claims a doctor sexually assaulted her during an examination for "hip pain," in an Alameda County Superior Court lawsuit.

Fondled While Sedated, Woman Claims
3-11-2017 01:52:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – A woman claims a male nurse groped her while she was heavily sedated, in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Family Claims Kaiser Let Elderly Man Die
3-9-2017 20:16:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – A grieving family claims an elderly man died after a Kaiser surgeon cut an artery in his stomach and concealed the mistake, in Alameda County Superior Court.

Man in Terrible Shape After Misdiagnosis, He Claims
3-8-2017 11:51:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A man claims Kaiser misdiagnosed gall bladder problems as constipation and then cut his bile duct during surgery, in a $4.6 million lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Neurosurgeon Claims Kaiser Shorted Him $60,000
3-8-2017 11:51:00

     SAN DIEGO (CN) – A neurosurgeon claims Kaiser owes $60,000 for emergency treatment services, in a complaint filed in San Diego County Superior Court.

Kaiser Tells Injured Man He’s Fine, Man Claims
3-1-2017 23:38:00

     ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) – A construction worker claims Kaiser underdiagnosed his work-related injuries, in Placer County Superior Court.

Patient Claims Kaiser Missed Aortic Dissection
3-1-2017 22:54:00

     HONOLULU (CN) – A man is in a wheelchair for life because a Kaiser doctor misdiagnosed his aortic dissection, he claims in the First Circuit Court of Hawaii.

Kaiser Bungled Tumor Care, Woman Claims
2-18-2017 00:22:00

     FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) – Kaiser did not tell a woman about a tumor on her spine, then bungled its removal, she claims in Fairfax County Virginia Circuit Court.

Parents Blame Mother and Child Injuries on Poor Baby Care
10-17-2016 16:03:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif (CNS) - A baby was physically and emotionally injured by in appropriate prenatal, labor and delivery and postnatal care of the child's mother, the baby's parents complain in a lawsuit filed in Riverside County Superior Court.

Patient Claims Doctor Pinned Her Down to Violate Her
9-22-2016 23:18:00

     UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) – A patient claims a Kaiser doctor molested her several times after making sure she could not move, in a $2.1 million lawsuit filed in Prince George’s County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Let a Man Go Blind, He Claims
9-22-2016 14:11:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – A man claims he is now blind because Kaiser doctors missed a tumor that was causing him vision problems, in a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Service Dog Tossed From Pre-Op Room, Woman Claims
9-21-2016 22:59:00

SACRAMENTO (CN) – A disabled woman claims Kaiser doctors kicked her out of a pre-operative waiting area because she had a service dog, in a complaint filed in the Eastern District Court of California.

Woman Claims Surgeons Left Stent in Her Body and Didn't Tell Her
9-21-2016 19:55:00

    LOS ANGELES (CN) – A woman claims she was in severe pain for more than a year because Kaiser surgeons left a plastic stent in her body, in Los Angeles County Court.

Doctor to Get $1M Less in Retirement Than Promised, He Claims
9-19-2016 23:42:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A longtime Kaiser physician will not receive as much as he was promised in retirement benefits the man claims in a complaint filed in United States District Court Northern District of California.

Mentally Ill Woman Kicked Out, Attempts Suicide, Family Claims
9-16-2016 21:40:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Kaiser released a patient with a history of self harm, and she tried to commit suicide, the woman claims in an $8 million lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Forced to Retire After Back Injury, Long-Time Employee Says
9-13-2016 01:01:00

(CN) - A Kaiser employee was constantly nitpicked and forced to retire after she let supervisors know she had a back injury and anxiety, she claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Missed Tumor Caused Blindness, Man Claims
9-13-2016 00:29:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – A man claims he is now blind because Kaiser doctors missed a tumor that was causing him vision problems, in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Kaiser Retaliated Against Injured Nursing Assistant, She Claims
9-8-2016 21:00:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser retaliated against an injured nursing assistant, she claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Man Claims He Lost His Leg Due to Kaiser's Improper Wound Care
8-10-2016 00:29:00

BALTIMORE, Md. (CN) – A diabetic man claims he had to have his leg amputated above the knee because Kaiser doctors did not properly treat a wound on his foot, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Metal Device in 'Dangerous Position' on Toilet, Woman Says
8-10-2016 00:11:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - A woman did not expect a metal device to be on the toilet bowl, she claims in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Kaiser Missed Boy’s Blood Disorder, Father Says
6-30-2016 23:33:00

     ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) – A child had to have unnecessary procedures because Kaiser doctors misdiagnosed the source of his nose bleed, his dad claims in Placer County Superior Court.

Kaiser Left Old Man to Lay in Diarrhea and Urine, He Says
6-6-2016 23:15:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser doctors put a dependent, elderly man in a bed that was too small and let him lie in his own feces and urine for extended periods of time, the man claims in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Woman Gets Bashed By Security Doors During Fire Drill, She Says
4-21-2016 22:37:00

     FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) – Heavy security doors outside a Kaiser hospital’s neonatal unit hit a woman during a fire drill, the woman claims in Solano County Superior Court.

Kaiser Whiffs Tennis Ball-Sized Tumor, Boy Says
4-7-2016 01:10:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser did not diagnose a four-year-old boy’s brain tumor until it was about as big as tennis ball, the boy and his parents claim in Orange County Superior Court.

Kaiser Doctor Hid Botched Surgery, Woman Says
4-6-2016 23:51:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – A Kaiser surgeon hid a botched a cornea transplant by operating on the patient in her office, the woman claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Refused to Accommodate Work Injury, Fired Worker Claims
4-1-2016 01:32:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A fired patient care technician claims in Alameda County Superior Court that Kaiser discriminated against him for a shoulder injury.

Kaiser Fired Woman After She Complained About Wages, She Says
3-24-2016 01:23:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser failed to pay a woman her proper wages and fired her under false pretenses after she complained about it, she claims in a Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint.

Bedsore Spanned Mid-Back to Rectum, Widow Claims
2-27-2016 23:08:00

    SAN DIEGO (CN) - Four days on his back left a man with a “massive” bedsore, his widow claims in San Diego County Superior Court.

Woman Nearly Dies From IV Bubbles, She Claims
2-8-2016 23:53:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) -  A woman seized, went into shock and stopped breathing when Kaiser administered her an IV that contained bubbles, she claims in a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court Monday.

'Horrific Damage' Alleged in Death Case
1-22-2016 04:55:00

(CN) - A Kaiser doctor botched two surgical procedures that caused a man extreme pain and suffering before he finally died almost 11 months later, his family claims in federal court.

Emergency Patient Says Kaiser Nixed Interpreter
1-22-2016 04:28:00

HAYWARD, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser refused to get a sign language interpreter for an emergency room patient, worsening her outcome, she claims in a private attorney general action.

Two Sue Kaiser, Claiming Oxycodone Mishaps
12-3-2015 23:54:00

     (CN) - A man and a woman, in separate lawsuits, accuse Kaiser of mishandling their oxycodone prescriptions.

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.

Kaiser Accused of Bad IUD Insertion
10-27-2015 23:20:00

     SAN DIEGO (CN) - An incorrectly inserted IUD perforated a woman’s uterus and did not prevent pregnancy, the new mother claims in San Diego County Superior Court.

Tests Conclusive, But Liver Failure not Diagnosed, Man Claims
9-24-2015 23:13:00

(CN) - A Kaiser doctor misdiagnosed a man with end stage kidney disease as having bronchitis and an infection, he claims in a complaint filed in Maui Second Circuit Court, Hawaii.

Six-Year-Old Died of Horse Injuries, Her Parents Claim
9-19-2015 00:37:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A canceled airlift after a horse-trampling contributed to a six-year-old’s death, her parents claim in Alameda County Superior Court.

Employee Broke Woman’s Legs Moving Her to a Toilet, She Claims
9-19-2015 00:14:00

WASHINGTON (CN) - A Kaiser employee broke a woman’s legs while moving her from a wheelchair to a toilet, she claims in District of Columbia Superior Court.

Ashes Got Mixed Up, Grieving Parents Claim
9-18-2015 23:38:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A couple whose baby died shortly after birth got the wrong ashes, they claim in Orange County Superior Court.

Disabled Worker Claims Kaiser Set her Up to Fail
9-18-2015 23:21:00

HAYWARD, Calif. (CN) - A black claims processor says Kaiser withheld training and set her up to fail, in an Alameda County Superior Court lawsuit.

Spine Injury from Surgery Position, Woman Claims
9-18-2015 23:14:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Doctors mispositioned a woman’s legs during surgery, leaving her with a bulging disc and nerve damage, she claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Door Slams Woman in Head
9-18-2015 22:44:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser failed to mark a dangerous area in one of its offices, leading to a head injury, a woman claims in a Superior Court complaint.

Man Blames Vision Loss on Kaiser
9-18-2015 22:29:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser doctors were responsible for a man's loss of vision in one eye, he claims in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Kaiser Elevator Closed on Arm, Woman Claims
9-18-2015 22:21:00

MODESTO, Calif. (CN) - An elevator closed on a woman’s arm, she claims in a premises liability and personal injury lawsuit in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Incarcerated Man Seeks Release of Medical Records
9-18-2015 22:13:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - An incarcerated man claims in Sacramento County Superior Court that he is not able to get copies of necessary medical records.

Work Injury Gets Woman Fired, She Says
9-16-2015 23:57:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser retaliated and eventually fired a woman for taking time off after a work-related injury, she claims in a Los Angeles Superior court complaint.

Kaiser Doc Stapled Colon Closed, Man Claims
8-14-2015 02:26:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor stapled a man’s colon closed during polyp removal surgery, the man claims in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Delayed Diagnosis Caused Permanent Damage, Woman Claims
8-14-2015 02:06:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser’s delayed diagnosis of a woman’s back injury left her with permanent damage, she claims in a Los Angeles County Superior Court medical malpractice lawsuit.

Woman Hurt By Elevator Door, She Claims
8-14-2015 01:14:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman was hurt when an elevator door closed on her, she claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Fired Employee Accuses Kaiser of Discrimination
8-14-2015 01:11:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser said it discharged a woman because of “staffing problems,” but that was just a pretext, she claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Woman Blames Kaiser for Trip and Fall
8-14-2015 00:48:00

VENTURA, Calif. (CN) - A woman was seriously injured while visiting a Kaiser hospital, she alleges in a Ventura County Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Barely Pays for Medevac, Class Claims
7-23-2015 09:02:00

     HONOLULU (CN) - Kaiser barely covers emergency air transport, a class of patients claims in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Kaiser Did not Diagnose Imminent Heart Attack, Woman Claims
6-5-2015 22:33:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A week after seeking help for chest pains at Kaiser, a woman had a heart attack, she claims in Orange County Superior Court.

Retirement Funds Mysteriously Shrank, a Woman Claims
6-5-2015 16:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - An 80 percent surprise drop in a woman’s expected retirement funds derailed her plans, she claims in U.S. Northern District Court, San Francisco Division.

Man Tripped and Fell on Kaiser’s Stairs, He Claims
5-28-2015 23:13:00

(CN) - Kaiser should have properly maintained a set of stairs that caused a man to slip and fall, he says in an Alameda County Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Pulls Employment Offer Over Skin Condition, Woman Says
5-28-2015 22:00:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser offered a woman employment and then recanted after she disclosed that she suffers adverse skin reactions to certain chemicals, she claims in a Los Angeles Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Defamed Man Via His Medical Records, He Claims
5-28-2015 21:52:00

(CN) - Kaiser put untrue statements into a patient’s medical records, and then showed them to others, he claims in a Cameron Park Superior Court complaint.

Man Blames Kaiser for Exam Room Injuries
5-15-2015 23:35:00

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser failed to properly maintain an examination chair that collapsed, causing a patient serious injuries, he claims in a Placer County Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Liable for Man’s Scars, He Says
5-6-2015 01:53:00

HAYWARD, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser is liable for a burst fitting that severely scalded an HVAC technician, he claims in an Alameda Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Wants Woman’s Slip and Fall Settlement Money
5-5-2015 23:48:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser says it has a right to any settlement awarded to a woman who sustained injuries when she slipped and fell in a grocery store, she claims in an Alameda Superior Court complaint.

'Perceived Disability' Gets Tech Fired, She Says
5-5-2015 23:36:00

FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired a woman based on a “perceived disability,” she claims in a Superior Court complaint.

Spine Injury from Surgery Position, Woman Claims
4-24-2015 23:31:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Doctors mispositioned a woman’s legs during surgery, leaving her with a bulging disc and nerve damage, she claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Botched Cataract Surgery, Woman Claims
3-17-2015 23:13:00

BALTIMORE (CN) - A Kaiser doctor incorrectly placed a new lens in a woman’s eye, causing permanent damage, she claims in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Severe Brain Damage Blamed on Poorly Monitored Birth
3-17-2015 22:55:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A badly-monitored vaginal birth after a previous Cesarean left a baby with brain damage, her father claims in Multomah County Circuit Court.

Elderly Woman Died Following Surgery, Family Claims
3-17-2015 22:21:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) - An 81-year-old woman died of sepsis and pneumonia following shoulder surgery, her family claims in Sonoma 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.

Kaiser Fired Woman for Being Pregnant, She Says
2-25-2015 23:18:00

(CN) - Kaiser fired a woman for taking breaks and missing days of work while pregnant, she claims in an Alameda County Superior Court complaint.

Permanent Injuries From a Wet Floor, A Woman Claims
2-14-2015 01:12:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A woman slipped on a wet floor where Kaiser had no mats or cones, breaking her knee and hitting her head, she claims in Orange County Superior Court.

Kaiser Wrongly Took Part of Man’s Accident Settlement, He Claims
2-14-2015 00:56:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser took part of a man’s car accident settlement it was not entitled to have, he claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Fired and Defamed a Disabled Nurse, She Claims
2-14-2015 00:43:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired a disabled nurse right after a medical leave and defamed her, she claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Fired for Worker’s Compensation Claim, Woman Alleges
2-14-2015 00:10:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A former Kaiser employee alleges in Alameda County Superior Court that she was fired for filing a worker’s compensation claim.

Catheter Broke Off in Man, He Claims
2-13-2015 23:25:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A catheter broke off in a man’s pancreatic duct, leaving him in a wheelchair, he claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Central District.

Kaiser Wrongly Denied Coverage, Couple Claims
2-11-2015 00:51:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser wrongly denied rehabilitation coverage for a man with a brain injury, he and his wife claim in Alameda County Superior Court.

Woman Blames Kaiser for Newborn’s Neurological Damage
2-11-2015 00:37:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A woman’s newborn baby has neurological damage because of Kaiser's care, she claims in a Riverside County Superior Court.

Kaiser Responsible for Head Injury, Woman Says
2-10-2015 23:59:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser must pay for damages after a woman injured her head while on hospital property, she claims in a lawsuit filed in a Solano County Superior Court.

Woman Claims Unnecessary Operation and Nerve Damage
2-10-2015 23:57:00

VALLEJO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser doctors were negligent in their treatment of a woman, leading to permanent injuries, she claims in a Solano Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Blamed for Punctured Heart
2-3-2015 23:59:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - "Massive blood loss" ensued when a Kaiser surgeon punctured a patient's heart while removing a benign tumor, she claims in an Alameda County Court complaint.

Fired Surgery Schedulers Allege Discrimination
2-3-2015 23:46:00

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser discriminated against Christian surgery schedulers and retaliated against a union shop steward, the five women claim in Placer County Superior Court.

Doctor Fired for Reporting Misconduct, He Claims
1-30-2015 23:51:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Kaiser doctor reported a colleague’s dangerous prescribing, and got fired in retaliation, he claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Discriminated Against Courier, He Claims
1-30-2015 23:35:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser discriminated against a black, older courier with a back injury, he claims in U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Portland Division.

Kaiser Refused to Treat Herniated Discs, Man Claims
1-30-2015 23:29:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser doctors refused to treat a man’s spinal injury, calling him a malingering criminal, he claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Wanted Crash Victim to Call for Pre-Auth, He Says
1-30-2015 21:29:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser refuses to pay for emergency services for a man who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, he claims in a Multnomah County Circuit Court complaint.

Kaiser Cost a Man His Penis, He Claims
1-21-2015 00:45:00

     NAPA, Calif. (CN) - An elderly patient’s penis eroded because Kaiser would not let care providers remove his catheter, he claims in Napa County Superior Court.

Kaiser Doctors Were “Unfamiliar With CPR,” Grieving Family Claims
1-20-2015 23:11:00

MODESTO, Calif. (CN) – A man died because Kaiser doctors and other staff were “unfamiliar with CPR,” his family claims in Stanislaus County Superior Court.
     Kathleen Eshelman and John Eshelman sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Northern California Permanente Medical Group, four doctors and a respiratory therapist. Kathleen and John Eshelman are the widow and son of William Eshelman, and sued as individuals and as his successors-in-interest. They allege professional negligence, wrongful death, negligent hiring, training and supervision, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, intentional misrepresentation and unfair business practices.
     According to the lawsuit, William Eshelman went to Kaiser’s emergency room on Dec. 31, 2013 with a sore throat, a fever, shortness of breath and chest discomfort. He had been ill for three days and had a history of sleep apnea, it says. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted, it says.
     Around 7:15 the next morning, someone from Kaiser called Kathleen Eshelman and “informed Kathleen Eshelman that they wanted to intubate" her husband, it states.
     After three botched attempts, at least two of which had the tube going into his esophagus, the attending staff declared a “code blue,” the complaint continues.
     “Although an anesthesiologist was finally called during the code blue, one wasn’t readily available, and it would be some time before one arrived,” it states.
     The doctors and respiratory therapist working on Eshelman “were unfamiliar with how to properly re-intubate decedent and were unfamiliar with CPR and were forced to wait many critical minutes for a qualified professional to arrive, during which time decedent’s condition continued to deteriorate. By the time the anesthesiologist finally arrived on the scene and was able to successfully intubate decedent using a glide scope, decedent suffered irreversible and permanent injuries,” the complaint states.
     Kathleen Eshelman got a second phone call around 7:45 telling her to come to Kaiser Modesto immediately, it continues.
     “On Jan. 1, 2014, upon arriving at Kaiser Hospital, plaintiff Kathleen Eshelman was informed by a male nurse that when they tried to intubate her husband he went into a code blue. That same nurse also informed plaintiff Kathleen Eshelman that although an anesthesiologist normally performs the type of intubation that was performed on her husband, no anesthesiologist was available, and as a consequence, the intubation was not performed by an anesthesiologist. The nurse further told Mrs. Eshelman that they did not have enough personnel to perform CPR and were forced to wait until qualified people finally arrived to do so. Although the nurse told Mrs. Eshelman that they were waiting for decedent to wake up, decedent was in a coma,” the complaint states.
     William Eshelman did not regain consciousness and died on Jan. 3, according to the complaint.
     Kathleen and John Eshelman seek general, special and punitive damages, prejudgment interest, costs of suit and attorneys’ fees. They are represented by Carl A. McMahan and John W. Shaller of McMahan Law in Los Angeles.

Kaiser Fired IT Specialist Based on Race, He Says
1-13-2015 01:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CN) - A black IT specialist quit his job in Georgia to work for Kaiser, only to be fired without explanation within weeks of his arrival, he claims in a Los Angeles County Court complaint.

$3 Million Sought for Botched Colonoscopy
1-12-2015 22:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor left a quarter-sized perforation in a man’s colon, he claims in Arlington County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Blamed for 'Purple and Floppy' Baby
1-10-2015 01:13:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A baby girl, born purple and floppy, has brain damage from lack of oxygen, her mom claims in Kern County Court.

Man Died After Routine Knee Surgery, His Family Claims
12-10-2014 03:16:00

     FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser patient lost his appetite after knee surgery, ultimately leading to his death, his family claims in Solano County Superior Court.

Patient Seeks Recovery of $107,000 Never Owed
12-10-2014 02:49:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A woman seeks return of $107,000 her attorneys erroneously paid Kaiser and others after she settled a wrongful death and product liability suit against Ford, in Alameda County Superior 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.

Kaiser Fires Woman for Disabilities, She Says
11-18-2014 01:31:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser unjustly targets “older” employees for termination, a nurse claims in a federal lawsuit.

Kaiser Wouldn't Allow Dr. Appointment, Injured Painter Claims
11-11-2014 00:37:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser would not let a painter attend a doctor’s appointment for work-related injuries, and then fired him, he claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Error Escalated Health Care Costs, Patient Claims
9-19-2014 01:04:00

DENVER, Colo. (CN) - A woman's treatment costs escalated because her health failed when Kaiser cancelled her policy in error for 2 months, she says in a Denver County District Court complaint.

Kaiser Employee Canned for Injury, She Claims
9-18-2014 23:44:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser hospital fired a woman based on her disability, she claims in a Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint.

Patient Fell in Restroom, She Claims
9-8-2014 23:57:00

     LOS ANGELES - A Kaiser patient fell in the bathroom because staff did not supervise her carefully enough, she claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Central District.

Nicaraguan Nurse Claims Discrimination
9-8-2014 23:52:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - In U.S. District Court, Central District of California, a nurse claims Kaiser managers harassed and fired her because of her Nicaraguan descent.

Doctors Waited Days to Treat Hematoma, Man Claims
9-3-2014 23:59:00

ARLINGTON, Va. - A man has “near quadriplegia” after two Kaiser doctors delayed treating a hematoma in his neck, he claims in Arlington County Circuit Court.

Attorney Claims Kaiser Paralyzed Arm, and Seeks $7M
8-15-2014 23:31:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - An attorney has a paralyzed arm and damaged lungs following Kaiser’s botched surgery and anesthesia, he claims in a $7 million lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Man Wants Kaiser to Pay $5 Million for Deformity
8-6-2014 00:16:00

WASHINGTON (CN) - Kaiser’s lack of proper medical care following a motorcycle accident is worth $5 million, a man says in a District of Columbia Superior Court Complaint.

Kaiser Blamed for Botched Carpal Tunnel Surgery
8-4-2014 22:19:00

     WASHINGTON (CN) - A Kaiser orthopedic surgeon botched a man’s carpal tunnel surgery, causing permanent nerve damage, the man claims in District of Columbia Superior Court.

Six Doctors Missed Spinal Infection, Paralyzed Man Says
8-4-2014 22:13:00

     ROCKVILLE, Md. (CN) - Six doctors failed to catch a man’s spinal infection in time, the now paralyzed man claims in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.

Kaiser Botched Gall Bladder Removal, Grieving Mom Claims
8-2-2014 03:17:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman died after a botched gall bladder removal, her grieving mother claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Nurse Sees Much of Suit Against Kaiser Tossed
By Barbara Wallace
7-29-2014 13:39:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal court dismissed most of a nurse's sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit but not her claim that Kaiser failed to accommodate a workplace injury.

Woman Broke Ankle on Kaiser’s Waxed Floor, She Says
7-16-2014 01:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Staff at a Kaiser hospital did not wipe off excess wax after buffing the floor, causing a woman to slip and sustain serious injuries, she claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Man Blames Kaiser for 8-Month Wait for Ankle Break Surgery
7-16-2014 00:59:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A man needed ankle surgery, but two Kaiser doctors and a physician’s assistant overlooked a fracture, he claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Can't Find Payment Record, So $ Sits in Trust, Woman Claims
7-16-2014 00:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A woman wants to repay Kaiser for medical services as required under an insurance policy, but the company refuses to confirm payment, she claims in court.

Man's 'Elevated' Leg Blamed on Kaiser
7-9-2014 03:04:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A brain-damaged accident victim's leg is permanently elevated, leaving him wheelchair-bound, because Kaiser undertreated him, his father claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Botched Knee Surgery, Man Claims
7-8-2014 23:53:00

     BALTIMORE (CN) - A man with stents in both femoral arteries has permanent injuries because a knee surgeon used a tourniquet despite warnings not to, he claims in court.

Couple Suffered While Trapped in Kaiser Elevator, They Say
6-28-2014 02:17:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser is responsible for the mental distress, shock and physical pain a married couple endured while trapped in an elevator, they say in an Alameda County Court complaint.

Mom Says Birth Went Awry, Seeks Fetal Monitor Record
6-28-2014 01:49:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A new mother wants Kaiser to give up fetal monitoring strips taken during her son’s birth, in a California Evidence Code petition in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Liable for Spinal Cord Damage, Woman Claims
6-19-2014 23:45:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser's “subpar” care led to permanent spinal cord damage, a woman claims in a San Diego County complaint.

Kaiser’s Swinging Door Injured Woman, She Says
6-19-2014 22:13:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - A woman was injured by a “swinging door” on Kaiser Permanente property, she claims in a Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Settles Wrongful Death Claim
6-12-2014 21:18:00

ARLINGTON, Va. (CN) - Kaiser has settled a woman's claims in Arlington County Court that she was injured during a hospital stay while pregnant and her baby died.

Pain and Infection Failed to Alert 5 Doctors of Object Left in Abdomen, Woman Claims
6-11-2014 02:07:00

     RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A plastic surgeon and four Kaiser doctors left a catheter in a woman’s abdomen for almost five years, through continued pain and recurrent infections, she claims in Riverside County Court.

Kaiser Refused to Accommodate Nurse Injured at Work, She Claims
6-11-2014 01:03:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - After a nurse was disabled by toxic fumes at work, Kaiser refused to accommodate her, she claims in Contra Costa Superior Court.

$10 Million Sought in Hospital Security Incident
6-6-2014 21:23:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Security guards at Kaiser Hospital assaulted and handcuffed a woman and held her for four hours, a pro se plaintiff claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Botched Delivery, New Parents Claim
6-6-2014 02:34:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - A baby has brain damage because Kaiser did not do a Cesarean section in time, his parents claim in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Elevator Closed on Mom’s Wheelchair, Woman Claims
6-3-2014 01:02:00

     SAN MATEO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser’s elevator closed on a woman and her mother, who was in a wheelchair, she claims in a San Mateo County Superior Court lawsuit.

Parents Accuse Kaiser of Trying to Hasten Son’s Death
By Barbara Wallace
5-23-2014 16:25:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A disabled boy's parents claim in Orange County court that Kaiser improperly put him in hospice care and prescribed unnecessary sedatives to hasten his death.

Kaiser Visitor Tripped Over a Scale, She Claims
5-23-2014 15:10:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A woman tripped over a scale in Kaiser’s hallway, breaking her knee in three places, she claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Infected Skin Lesion Got Worse and Worse, Man Claims
5-22-2014 00:57:00

     UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) - A disabled man’s skin lesion took 19 weeks to heal because of Kaiser’s undertreatment, he claims in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.

Dangerous Curb at Kaiser’s Fresno Site, Woman Claims
5-17-2014 00:19:00

     FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - A woman slipped on wet pavement and tripped on a raised curb at Kaiser’s Fresno location, she claims in a Fresno County Superior Court lawsuit.

Debris Left on Floor Blamed for Slip
5-13-2014 18:53:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - A woman slipped on a plastic needle cover someone had left on the floor at Kaiser, she claims in San Bernardino Superior Court.

Massive Strokes Blamed on Kaiser Delays
By Barbara Wallace
5-7-2014 01:16:00

     DENVER (CN) - A man's car crash injuries worsened as Kaiser doctors dallied, resulting in massive strokes and severe brain damage, he claims in a lawsuit filed in Denver County District Court.

Kaiser Owes $60,000 for Workers' Comp Claim, Insurance Company Says
5-1-2014 23:07:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser is responsible for injuries to a man working at one of its facilities, an insurance company alleges in an Alameda-Hayward County superior court complaint.

$1M Sought in Wrongful Termination Claim
5-1-2014 23:03:00

     LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser owes a woman $1 million for discrimination, retaliation and her eventual termination, she claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles’ Central District Superior Court.

Mom Blames Kaiser for Baby’s Birth Injury
4-17-2014 23:58:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser’s medical negligence gave a baby boy Erb’s palsy, his mother claims in a lawsuit filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Mom Blames Kaiser for Baby’s Birth Injuries
3-26-2014 21:11:00

     CLEVELAND (CN) - A newborn has scalp and shoulder injuries for which Kaiser is responsible, her mother claims in a lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Fall and Brain Damage Kaiser's Fault, Man Claims
3-11-2014 23:46:00

     SANTA CLARA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser staff left a Canadian man to walk unsupervised after a hernia surgery, leading to a fall and bleeding in his brain, he claims in Santa Clara Superior Court.

Fired For Workplace Injury, Lab Worker Alleges
3-7-2014 16:50:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser lab employee warned her supervisors a high, rolling chair could get her hurt, and was fired when it happened, she says in a Sacramento County Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Blamed for Death in Utero
3-4-2014 16:44:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - A mom’s membranes ruptured during amniocentesis, Kaiser didn’t monitor the situation, and her baby died, she and her husband claim in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Botched Cortisone Shot Caused Bone Infection, Patient Claims
3-4-2014 16:43:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser’s wayward cortisone shot caused a bone infection requiring part of a woman’s clavicle to be removed, she claims in a complaint filed in Orange 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.

Botched Care Caused Pulmonary Emboli, Woman Claims
2-28-2014 20:24:00

     SAN DIEGO (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser’s substandard care caused her pulmonary emboli and other problems, in San Diego County Superior Court, Central Division.

Man Injures Neck, Loses Tooth at Kaiser Hospital, He Claims
2-19-2014 23:55:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser owes a man $30,000 after an examination table collapsed, injuring his neck and knocking out a tooth, he claims in a Multnomah County complaint.

State Patrol Cadet Says Necrosis Was Undertreated
2-19-2014 23:50:00

     DENVER (CN) - When a Colorado State Patrol cadet developed exercise-related muscle problems, two hospitals were slow to diagnose and treat his condition, he claims in a Denver County District Court complaint.

Kaiser Agrees to Pay $4M on Birth Delay Claim
By Tish Kraft
2-13-2014 01:02:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A woman has agreed to settle a medical malpractice claim against Kaiser for $4.1 million, according to a petition to approve settlement filed Friday in San Francisco County Superior Court.

Doctor Put an Unsafe Driver on the Road, Victim’s Guardian Says
2-7-2014 23:58:00

   SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A woman couldn’t drive safely, but a Kaiser doctor said she could, an injured child and his guardian claim in Santa Clara Superior Court.

Woman Claims Nerve Damage from Needle-Stick
2-7-2014 23:58:00

     WASHINGTON (CN) - A blood test went tragically awry when a Kaiser employee stuck a needle into a nerve, a woman claims in District of Columbia Superior Court.

Kaiser Blamed for Urine Through Vagina
2-7-2014 23:54:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Urine leaked into a woman's vagina, among other problems caused by Kaiser's mistake during a hysterectomy, she claims in court.

Pressure Sores Got Worse, Elderly Woman Claims
2-1-2014 01:14:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - An elderly woman blames Kaiser and a non-Kaiser skilled nursing facility for pressure sores that got worse without proper care, in a complaint filed in Contra Costa Superior Court.

Herniated Disc Woes Lobbed at Kaiser
2-1-2014 00:33:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Two Kaiser doctors prescribed physical therapy and medication for a retired police officer's back pain, when she needed surgery, she claims in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Staph Infection Got Into Bone, Man Says
1-22-2014 22:47:00

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A post-surgical staph infection got into a man’s leg bone, and Kaiser’s confusion about insurance coverage kept him from getting the right treatment, he claims in a lawsuit filed in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Quadriplegic Woman Seeks $12M for Undertreated Hematoma
1-22-2014 22:26:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser sent a patient home with a prescription for Vicodin after failing to diagnose bleeding between the skull and brain that left her paralyzed, a woman claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Insurance Co. Wrongly Denied Disability Claim, Woman Says
1-22-2014 22:16:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Despite wrist problems that made it impossible to type all day, Lyme disease, excessive sweating, two bad ankles and more, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company denied a computer programmer’s disability claim, she says in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

Kaiser ER Doc Under-Diagnosed Torn Tendon
1-20-2014 20:57:00

     VALLEJO, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor said a woman had a sprained ankle, but it was really a ruptured Achilles tendon requiring surgery, she claims in Solano County Court.

Baby's Disability Blamed on Kaiser Negligence
1-16-2014 21:41:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A Kaiser hospital botched the birth of a baby girl who now has Erb's palsy, her mother claims in San Francisco County Superior Court.

Parking Lot Pitfall Alleged by Kaiser Patient
1-16-2014 21:40:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The gate arm in Kaiser's parking lot came down on a man's head, knocking him unconscious, his conservator claims in court.

Man Did not Need His Thyroid Out, He Says
12-28-2013 01:49:00

     PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser unnecessarily removed a man’s thyroid gland, he claims in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Riverside County Superior Court.

Hypodermic Wound Up in Woman's Foot, She Says
12-28-2013 00:13:00

     FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A hypodermic needle was left on the floor of a Kaiser hospital in Vallejo, Calif., and seriously injured a woman when she stepped on it, she claims in a premises liability complaint filed in Solano 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 Tech Fired for Using FMLA Leave, She Claims
12-26-2013 23:57:00

     ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser employee was fired, her insurance canceled and her workman’s compensation claim denied because she took time off from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a woman alleges in a Placer County Superior Court complaint.

Fired for Safety Concerns, OB Tech Claims
12-18-2013 21:39:00

     MODESTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired an Obstetrician Technician for making complaints about patient safety compliance issues and other grievances, and missing work for medical reasons, she claims in a wrongful termination complaint filed in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Medication Error Caused Paralysis, Couple Says
12-12-2013 21:16:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) – A medication error caused a woman’s paralysis, she claims in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Kaiser Surgeon Cut Important Vein, Patient Says
12-12-2013 21:13:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Kaiser surgeon cut an important vein at a critical junction, and then sutured both parts incorrectly, restricting blood flow from the head and upper body into the heart, the patient claims in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Let Sedated Patient Drive, Grieving Mother Claims
12-12-2013 21:13:00

     FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - A young girl died because a prematurely-discharged surgical patient drove her SUV across the double yellow lines, causing a head-on collision, the girl’s mother claims in a lawsuit filed in Fresno County Superior Court.

Kaiser Refused to Address Bad Behavior, Employee Says
11-23-2013 02:53:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser refused to address a black employee’s hostile behavior, ostensibly to avoid a racial harassment complaint, a white employee says in a racial harassment complaint filed in Sacramento County Superior 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 Patient: Infection Ignored Due to 'Weekend'
11-12-2013 23:55:00

     WASHINGTON (CN) - A man has sued Kaiser for $5 million, alleging that he nearly died when labs showed a "significant infection" but he was not treated or even notified because it was "the weekend."

Man Falls Through Floor at Kaiser Hospital, He Says
11-12-2013 23:03:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A man fell through a hole in the floor while at a Kaiser hospital, resulting in surgery and ongoing medical treatment, he claims in an Orange County Superior Court complaint.

Fatal Blood Clots Followed Knee Surgery, Grieving Husband Says
11-9-2013 01:30:00

     DENVER (CN) - Kaiser’s poor post-surgical care caused a man's wife to die of pulmonary blood clots, a grieving husband claims in a lawsuit filed in the Denver County District Court.

Kaiser Doctor Blew Her Disability Claim, Patient Says
11-6-2013 21:30:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Kaiser patient's long-term disability claim was wrongly denied because of an inaccurate report from an unqualified Kaiser doctor who was only supposed to provide pain management, she claims in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Man Blames Kaiser for Untreated Infection
11-5-2013 23:51:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser bungled his surgical and post-surgical care and did not diagnose and treat an infection, a man claims in a malpractice complaint filed in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Kaiser Fires Woman Due to Work Injury, She Says
11-5-2013 23:43:00

     SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - A woman injured her shoulder at work, and ultimately lost her job because of it, she claims in San Diego County Superior Court.

Toenail Surgery Caused Gangrene & Amputation, Man Says
10-30-2013 21:51:00

     JONESBORO, Ga. (CN) - A man lost a toe, and then his lower leg, to gangrene that developed from a gash a Kaiser podiatrist left when cutting off part of a diseased toenail, he claims in a lawsuit filed in Clayton County Superior Court.

Steroid Injection Blinded Kaiser Patient, She Says
10-21-2013 22:02:00

     UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor injected steroids into a patient's ophthalmic artery instead of her nasal tissue, making her blind in one eye, the woman claims in a complaint filed in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County.

Kaiser Nurse Strikes Patient Nerve
10-17-2013 20:45:00

     BEL AIR, Md. (CN) – A Kaiser nurse distracted by a personal phone call is responsible for a damaged nerve in a man’s arm, he alleges in a federal complaint.

Kaiser Employees: Fired for Reporting Unsanitary Conditions
By Philip A. Janquart
10-3-2013 23:59:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser employees were forced to work in unsanitary conditions and were fired when they blew the whistle, they say in a complaint filed in San Bernardino 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 Slips in Water at Kaiser Hospital
9-6-2013 12:12:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A woman slipped, fell and was injured at a Kaiser hospital while visiting her mother, she claims in a Sacramento Superior Court complaint.

Finances Dictate Patient Care, Kaiser Enrollees Claim
8-26-2013 23:58:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman blames Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and its cost-cutting policies for her daughter’s fetal brain damage, in a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Kaiser Should Teach Employees How to Drive, Lawsuit Says
8-22-2013 01:04:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Three people were injured in a car wreck caused by a Kaiser employee, they say in a complaint filed in Sacramento Superior Court.

Kaiser Responsible for Woman’s Death, Parents Say
8-15-2013 22:03:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Kaiser hospital staff members allowed a woman to die while under their care, her parents claim in a San Francisco County Superior Court complaint.

Medical Missteps Caused Foot Problem, Man Says
8-1-2013 23:59:00

VENTURA, Calif. (CN) - Doctors left a man in traction too long, causing “foot drop,” he says in a medical malpractice case filed in Ventura County Superior Court.

Kaiser’s Slow Response Caused Multi-Organ Failure, Patient Claims
By Barbara Wallace
7-30-2013 23:59:00

    PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A Kaiser patient started to bleed internally during an elective surgery to remove a mass from her kidney, and within days she was debilitated due to Kaiser's slow response, she claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Patient: Dr. Skipped Hernia Repair Then Said He Couldn't Find It
7-29-2013 23:58:00

DENVER, Colo. (CN) - A doctor failed to properly locate and repair a hernia that has caused a woman severe nerve and tissue damage, she claims in federal court.

Kaiser Responsible for Infant's Brain Damage, Mom Says
7-29-2013 23:57:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser hospital staff ignored a woman who said she was in labor and told her she was probably just passing a kidney stone, she says in a Los Angeles Superior Court complaint.

Patient: Kaiser Tried to Hide Damage, Made it Worse
7-29-2013 23:57:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - When Kaiser operated on Dawn Garibay for fibroids, her problems escalated as Kaiser tried to hide mistakes from her, she claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Botched Epidural Caused Spinal Injuries, Woman Says
7-29-2013 23:52:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser doctors botched an epidural injection during a woman's labor and caused severe injury to spinal nerves, she claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Man Says Kaiser Is Responsible for Bent Toes
7-29-2013 22:58:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A man’s toes are bent and useless from the negligent care provided by a Kaiser hospital and its staff, he says in an Orange County Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Staff Paralyzed Baby's Shoulder, New Mom Says
7-24-2013 23:27:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - When a baby's shoulder was stuck and impeding delivery during labor, Kaiser staff injured his neck and shoulder to the extent that the nerves are now paralyzed, his parents claim in Los Angeles Superior Court Central District.

Whistle-Blowing Got Man Fired, He Claims
7-23-2013 23:42:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A man with a good work record was suspended and fired on a pretext for whistle-blowing related to workers' compensation and sexual harassment, and because he was injured, he claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Kaiser Accused of Not Testing for Vessel Damage With Severe Leg Brake
7-23-2013 23:42:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser doctors ignored a man's leg swelling from knee to foot, his knee being hot to the touch, lower leg redness, and numbness and limited mobility in his foot, and he ended up with "foot drop," he claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Court, Central District.

Nurse: 'Misconduct' A Pretext for Work Injury Firing
7-15-2013 11:19:00

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A former Kaiser Permanente nurse claims in Santa Clara County court that the hospital giant fabricated misconduct charges and terminated her rather than accommodating her for a herniated disc.

Kaiser Damaged His Optic Nerve, Patient Says
7-8-2013 18:40:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) – When Ramzi Bader lost vision in his left eye after being treated at Kaiser’s Baldwin Park facility, Kaiser “advised him his injury would improve and never advised him that they had injured his optic nerve,” he says in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Delayed Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis, Man Says
7-2-2013 22:53:00

DENVER (CN) - A Kaiser patient was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis by a non-Kaiser hospital, he claims in a complaint filed against Kaiser in Denver County District Court.

Kaiser Discriminates Against Employees Over 40, Woman Says
7-2-2013 22:24:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (CN) - Staff at a Kaiser hospital ultimately fired a woman for refusing to take part in discriminatory activities, she claims in Marin County Superior Court.

Woman Says Kaiser Blew Biopsy
7-2-2013 22:11:00

CLEVELAND, Ohio (CN) - A woman claims medical staff at a Kaiser hospital failed to properly perform a biopsy, leading to permanent injuries, she claims in Cuyahoga County’s Court of Common Pleas.

90-Yr-Old’s Bed Sore Caused by Neglect, Conservator Claims
7-2-2013 22:01:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A 90-year-old woman developed a large bed sore on her heel because a Kaiser facility left her on her back at length without elevating, moisturizing and inspecting her feet, her conservator claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Patient Says Kaiser Surgeon Cut Wrist Nerve
6-5-2013 23:57:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman lost strength and function in her right thumb, palm, wrist, index finger and middle finger and has continuing severe pain and numbness because a Kaiser surgeon cut her median nerve while doing a carpal tunnel release, she claims in court.

Kaiser Stalls Out on 82-Year-Old With Fractured Neck, She Claims
5-23-2013 13:33:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser did not honor its own arbitration agreement when an elderly woman fell off a gurney fracturing her neck, she claims in Riverside County Superior Court.

Kaiser Left Catheter Parts in Chest, Woman Says
5-21-2013 07:16:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - When Kaiser doctors removed a medi-port catheter from a woman's chest, they left catheter parts in her chest cavity, she claims in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Man Says Kaiser Fired Him Over Injury Claim
5-20-2013 22:37:00

     LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CN) - Administrators at a Kaiser hospital fired an employee for sustaining an injury and consequently taking disability status, he claims in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Patient Blames Kaiser for 'Horrific Events'
By Barbara Wallace
5-9-2013 21:24:00

DENVER (CN) - Two Kaiser doctors and a nurse practitioner overlooked an important lab test for a patient about to undergo bladder surgery, and both doctors made mistakes during the surgery, resulting in a "cascade of horrifying complications," the patient says in a complaint filed in Denver District Court.

Wife: Kaiser Won't Produce Brain Damaged Man's Records
5-9-2013 17:48:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Hospitals will not give up medical records for a severely brain damaged man, his wife, who may want to pursue a legal action, claims in a petition to filed in San Bernardino County Court.

Woman Blames Kaiser for Poop Through Vagina
4-26-2013 21:49:00

PORTLAND (CN) - A Kaiser surgeon, or a surgical resident practicing under a surgeon, bungled Vicki Lopez-Lunn's colostomy closure, puncturing her vagina with one or more staples and causing an abnormal opening between her colon and vagina, Lopez-Lunn claims in a malpractice lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. "As a result, Ms. Lopez-Lunn began passing stool through her vagina," according to the complaint.

Woman's Death Blamed on Medication Screw Up
4-18-2013 13:48:00

SACRAMENTO (CN) - Mismanaged medication is blamed for killing a 93-year-old woman, in an elder abuse and wrongful death complaint against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Eskaton, filed in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Black Kaiser Employee Alleges Hate Crimes
By Tish Kraft
4-18-2013 03:15:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A black employee claims Kaiser maintains a "racially-charged and hostile environment," which includes hate crime, in a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Vet Claims Botched Sinus Surgery Lost Him Earning Capacity
4-16-2013 23:32:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Kaiser patient continues to need medical care, and has lost earning capacity, as a result of botched sinus surgery at Southern California Permanente Medical Group, he claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Central District Superior Court.

Man and Wife Sue Kaiser Over Alleged Botched Delivery
4-11-2013 19:14:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A wife and husband are suing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Southern California Permanente Medical Group and doctors at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Hospital where they say negligence was the cause for “tragic” injuries to their newborn baby during labor and delivery.

Surgeon Pulled Woman's Intestine Out of Her Uterus, She Claims
By Barbara Wallace
4-4-2013 23:28:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - During uterine surgery, a Kaiser surgeon perforated a woman’s uterus and pulled part of her small intestine out through her cervix before realizing what it was, the woman claims in a medical malpractice complaint filed in the Los Angeles County Central District Superior Court.

Lack of Proper Diagnoses Caused Stroke, Woman Says
By Philip A. Janquart
3-27-2013 04:42:00

SAN BERNARDINO (CN) – A woman was permanently disabled when Kaiser medical staff failed to diagnose symptoms of a stroke, she claims, through her guardian ad litem, in California Superior Court.

Woman Claims Kaiser Fired Her for Work-Related Injuries
By Philip A. Janquart
3-27-2013 04:14:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Kaiser hospital fired a woman for taking time off due to work-related injuries, she claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Man Says Bedsore Exposed Underlying Bone
3-27-2013 03:04:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - While he was a patient at Kaiser Permanente’s South Bay Medical Center in Los Angeles County, a man developed a bedsore that got worse after he transferred to a skilled nursing facility to recover from his initial illness, he claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Kaiser Retaliates for Standard of Care Complaints, Dr. Alleges
3-19-2013 20:36:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A doctor was fired for voicing concerns about patient care and overworked employees, he claims in a California State Court for Los Angeles County.

Doctors’ Misdiagnoses, Treatment Cause Injury, Woman Claims
By Philip A. Janquart
3-14-2013 22:09:00

DENVER, Colo. (CN) - Doctors at a Kaiser hospital failed to properly diagnose and treat a woman who ultimately suffered permanent brain damage as a result, she claims in a complaint filed in Denver District Court.

Woman Claims Surgery Bungled by Kaiser Surgical Team
3-14-2013 21:49:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) - A woman claims in federal court she has permanent injuries and significant scarring after Kaiser doctors nicked a vein during a laparoscopic appendectomy, requiring a large incision to open most her abdominal cavity, and lost and retrieved medical devices "and other materials" from inside the cavity.

Paralyzed Man Sues Kaiser for $10 Million
3-12-2013 16:20:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A man was paralyzed after a Kaiser doctor botched a surgical procedure, then delayed corrective surgery, he claims in a complaint filed in Circuit Court for the State of Oregon, Multnomah County.

Hip Surgery Injures Man, He Claims
3-12-2013 14:41:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A defective hip replacement product coupled with negligent medical care at a Kaiser Permanente hospital led to severe injuries, a man claims in a complaint filed in Sacramento Superior Court.

Hospitals Sue Kaiser for Unilaterally Changing Payment Contract
By Tish Kraft
3-12-2013 14:10:00

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.(CN) - North Fulton Medical Center and several other former members of Kaiser's provider network have sued Kaiser for nonpayment and unilaterally changing the parties' contract, in a complaint filed in Gwinnet County Superior Court.

Patient Blames Nurses for 'Undue Pain,' Sues for Up to $250,000
3-8-2013 14:14:00

     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser patient Kay Rah was injured and endured undue pain and suffering at a Cupertino Kaiser facility, according to a complaint filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Woman Claims Kaiser Bungle Caused Leakage
By Barbara Wallace
3-6-2013 01:23:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - Surgeons botched a woman's hysterectomy, opened her bladder without her consent, and "elected not to repair the problems noted and ended the surgery," leaving her with urine leaking from her body ever since, she claims in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Unsafe Stairs Ruined Woman's Marriage, She Says
3-5-2013 00:12:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - A woman's marriage was ruined when she "sustained significant personal injuries" tripping and falling on La Mesa Kaiser medical office stairs without a handrail, she claims in a complaint filed in San Diego County Superior Court.

Kaiser Stiffs Hospital, Milks Member for $, Man Claims
By Philip A. Janquart
3-4-2013 22:29:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser Permanente Health Plan failed to pay a man’s medical expenses, then attempted to get its hands on his settlement money, he claims in the Los Angeles County Central District of the California Superior Court.

Parents Blame Kaiser for Disastrous Delivery
By Reni Anguelova
2-22-2013 18:13:00

SAN DIEGO (CN) - Parents claim in a complaint filed in San Diego County Court that their daughter’s skull was fractured and her brain injured as she was born, and that a Kaiser doctor failed to get their informed consent to use a vacuum device to assist in the delivery.

Man Says Kaiser Used Defective Screws In Knee Surgery
2-22-2013 17:54:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – A man is suing Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Arthrex Inc. for defectives screws that broke following a knee surgery, causing him permanent injury.

Arbitrator Fails to Find Negligence in Removal of Healthy Bowel, Couple Says
2-15-2013 12:03:00

(CN) - A California couple says that an arbitrator's finding that Kaiser doctors did not act negligently in removing nearly 24 inches of healthy bowel from the husband should be set aside.

Man Says Kaiser, Others Responsible for Wife’s Death
2-12-2013 16:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser Foundation Hospitals is one of several defendants responsible for the death of a man’s wife, he claims in court.

Kaiser Turns Blind Eye to Sexual Harassment of Non-Whites, Nurse Claims
By William Dotinga
2-11-2013 16:48:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - An emergency room nurse says Kaiser ignored her complaints that an x-ray technician sexually harassed her - but routinely handled similar complaints by her Caucasian co-workers.

Free Gift With Shoulder Surgery: Hepatitis C, Man Claims
By William Dotinga
2-10-2013 17:49:00

(CN) - An Alameda County, Calif. man claims he contracted Hepatitis C after undergoing shoulder surgeries at the Kaiser Oakland Medical Center.

Excessive Dose of Lopressor Leads to Stroke, Brain Damage in Kaiser Patient, A Couple Claims
2-10-2013 17:28:00

(CN) - A Kaiser Permanente doctor gave an Ohio man excessive doses of the blood pressure medication Lopressor, causing him to have a stroke, a couple claims in court.

Man Says Kaiser Docs Botched Brain Surgery, Paralyzed Him
By William Dotinga
2-10-2013 13:47:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Permanente doctors attempting to remove a cyst on a man's brain bungled the surgery, causing such extensive damage that he will require 24-hour skilled care for the rest of his life.

Kaiser Fires 43-year Employee Over Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Leave, She Says
By William Dotinga
2-10-2013 13:02:00

(CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan fired a senior case manager - employed since 1969 - who required medical leave to recover from multiple carpel tunnel surgeries.

Woman Fired by Kaiser Before She Begins Working
By William Dotinga
2-10-2013 12:39:00

(CN) - A woman who passed Kaiser Foundation Hospitals' pre-employment physical tests and received a job offer says Kaiser fired her when it discovered she handle overhead lifting.

Kaiser Fires Injured Construction Worker Who Reported Violations
By William Dotinga
2-10-2013 12:08:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A former construction foreman for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals claims he was fired after he reported numerous health and safety violations and then became injured.

Defective Surgical Screws Cause Further Knee Injury, Man Claims
2-10-2013 11:20:00

(CN) - A man says Kaiser Permanente doctors used defective screws to repair his damaged knee, according to his Sacramento County complaint.

Kaiser Hand Sanitizer Misfires, Sprays Visitor's Face and Eyes
2-8-2013 18:52:00

(CN) - A Riverside County, Calif. woman says the hand sanitizer at a Kaiser Permanente facility sprayed her in the face and caused permanent injuries.

Woman Says Doctor Botched Biopsy, Punctured Lung
2-8-2013 11:08:00

MODESTO, Calif. (CN) – A woman suffered a collapsed lung and internal bleeding after a Kaiser doctor botched a lymph node biopsy.

Paralyzed by Undertreated Ear Infection, Woman Claims
2-7-2013 17:16:00

     HONOLULU (CN) - A mother of four is a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic after her undertreated ear infection crept into her cranium and then her brain, says her "attorney in fact" in a complaint filed in the First Circuit Court of Hawaii.

Doctors Bungle X-Ray, Girl Suffers, Dad Says
By Philip A. Janquart
1-22-2013 19:59:00

     IRVINE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser's delivery of an x-ray to the wrong doctor resulted in major surgery and a permanent scar for a 14-year-old girl, says her father in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Woman Hit, Dragged By|Car at Hospital, She Says
1-22-2013 19:51:00

     SAN MATEO, Calif. (CN) - A woman was hit by a car and dragged in a Kaiser Foundation Hospital parking lot, she claims in a complaint filed in a San Mateo Superior Court lawsuit.

Kaiser Blamed for Teen's Appendicitis Death
By Philip A. Janquart
1-16-2013 21:57:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A teenage girl should not have died from appendicitis while in the care of Kaiser hospital doctors, the girl's younger sister claims in federal court in Alameda County.

Doctor Says Kaiser Won't Pay Her
By Philip A. Janquart
1-8-2013 21:50:00

     SANTA CLARA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan refuses to pay a doctor for an emergency surgery she performed, she claims in Santa Clara Counry Superior Court.

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.

2nd Twin Brain Damaged by Asphyxia, Mom says
By Tish Kraft
11-2-2012 01:14:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser botched prenatal, labor, delivery and post-natal care for a pregnancy, leaving a newborn brain damaged, says his mother in a complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Fired Because of a Lie, Nurse Manager Says
11-1-2012 23:04:00

     FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - When an assistant nurse manager/administrative house supervisor at a Kaiser facility in Vacaville was wrongly accused of sexual harassment, Kaiser fired her, she claims in a complaint filed in Solano County Superior Court.

Nurse Manager Claims She Was Fired Because of a Lie
11-1-2012 03:46:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - When an assistant nurse manager/administrative house supervisor at a Kaiser facility in Vacaville was wrongly accused of sexual harassment, Kaiser fired her, although the allegation was false, she claims in a complaint filed in Solano County Superior Court.

A Couple Says Kaiser Botched Their Son's Birth
10-31-2012 02:36:00

     BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser injured a woman and her baby during labor and delivery, she and her husband claim in a complaint filed in Orange 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.

Son Sues for Wrongful Death
10-30-2012 13:28:00

     ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Hospital "was negligent," resulting in a man's injuries and "ultimately contributing to his death," his son asserts in a pro per complaint filed in Sutter County Superior Court.

Surgeon Removed Body Part for Reconstruction, Pt. Says
10-18-2012 05:06:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - A woman went to Kaiser for treatment of a knee injury, and the surgeon removed part of her body, she describes in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Brain Damage Blamed on Botched Birth
10-18-2012 01:31:00

CLEVELAND (CN) - A newborn is severely brain-damaged due to doctors' continuing to induce labor, and their reading and interpretation of a fetal heart monitor, her mother asserts in a complaint filed in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Hip Replacement Failed, Woman Says
8-10-2012 16:55:00

     STOCKTON - In a medical malpractice action filed in San Joaquin Superior Court, plaintiffs say Kaiser improperly performed plaintiff's hip replacement surgery causing her to suffer further injuries when it failed.

Aneurysm Diagnosed as Headache, Woman Says
By William Dotinga
8-5-2012 17:16:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - A woman suffering from an excruciating, two-week long headache claims in a court complaint that she went to three hospitals -- including two Kaiser facilities -- before a fourth hospital discovered a brain aneurysm.

Even Parking Lot Shuttle Is Dangerous, Says Plaintiff
7-3-2012 14:53:00

     In a personal injury action filed in state, plaintiff says his car by a Kaiser shuttle bus in Kaiser's parking lot

Doctor Sues Kaiser, Says Pleas on Care Ignored
By William Dotinga
7-3-2012 13:36:00

     OAKLAND (CN) - Kaiser doctors who ignored a doctor's pleas to place a catheter in her femoral artery rather than in her arm now face a lawsuit alleging permanent damage to the doctor's arm.

Nurse Says Kaiser's Delay in Care Left Her With a Claw for a Hand
By William Dotinga
7-2-2012 17:54:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Southern California nurse says in a state court lawsuit that doctors at a Kaiser hospital botched the repair of her broken wrist so badly that it left her arm useless and her hand stuck in a claw. According to the complaint, her chance to repair the wrist passed because of a Kaiser delay in scheduling surgery.

Old Man Abandoned to Maximize Profit for Kaiser, Says His Family
By William Dotinga
6-24-2012 17:24:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A man's family claims in a state court complaint that Kaiser's nursing staff "neglected, abandoned and abused" him and withheld necessary medical treatment in order to maximize profits, all of which led to his death.

Man Sues Therapist Over Sex
By William Dotinga
6-24-2012 17:20:00

     SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - A Los Angeles County man sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in state court after he claims his therapist convinced him to have sex with her.

Woman Says Given Penicillin Despite Bracelet of Allergy
6-24-2012 16:16:00

      WASHINGTON -- In a medical malpractice action filed in state court, plaintiff claims Kaiser medical staff gave penicillin to plaintiff who was wearing a bracelet indicating that she was allergic to the drug. Plaintiff says she suffered severe injuries andseeks $4 million.

Nicked Vessel Said to Lead to Permanent Brain Injury
5-19-2012 14:30:00

     FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA -- In a medical malpractice action filed in superior, plaintiff says a Kaiser doctor nicked a blood vessel during a procedure on plaintiff who, as a result, went into shock and suffered a permanent brain injury. Plaintiff seeks $10 million.

Kaiser Nurse Cut Off Toe Leading to Amputation
By Nick McCann
5-5-2012 15:51:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A Kaiser nurse accidentally cut off a man's toe while cutting his toenails, setting off a chain of events that ended with his leg being amputated below the knee, the man says in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Superior Court.

Nurse Said 'She Did Not Care,' Alleges Plaintiff
By Philip Janquart
4-25-2012 15:53:00

(CN) - A dialysis technician says in court that she injured her back while trying helping a patient whom Kaiser nursing staff had abandoned in Fresno, Calif.

Family of Dead Kaiser Employee Pushes Arbitration Over Treatment
By William Dotinga
4-24-2012 17:35:00

     RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (CN) - The family of a deceased Kaiser employee wants to force the hospital group into arbitration for failing to properly diagnose the brain injury that killed her, said a petition filed in superior court.

Med Mal Claimed in Kern
4-7-2012 17:24:00

     In a medical malpractice filed in Kern County Superior Court, plaintiffs accuse Kaiser of causing back injuries and nerve damage to plaintiff which will permanently disable him.

Contra Costa Med Mal Claim
4-7-2012 16:41:00

     In a medical malpractice action filed in Contra Costa Superior Court, plaintiffs allege Kaiser's negligence resulted in the rupture of the uterus and resulting injury to minor plaintiff.

Patient Says Injured by Pole
3-24-2012 15:10:00

     In an action alleging negligence and medical malpractice filed in San Francisco Superior Court, a patient says a physical therapist knocked over an IV machine and pole, causing them to violently strike plaintiff Miriam's head, resulting in traumatic brain injury.

Stagehand Carpenter Says Kaiser Failed to Refer to Specialist for Crushed Thumb
3-15-2012 17:03:00

     In a medical malpractice filed in San Diego Superior Court, plaintiff says Kaiser failed to refer him to a medical specialist in order to properly treat his crushed and lacerated left hand and thumb.

Hawaii Case Says Kaiser Responsible for Stroke
By Philip Janquart
3-10-2012 11:55:00

     HONOLULU (CN) - A man says in a state court complaint that Kaiser Permanente doctors in Hawaii are the cause of a massive stroke suffered following an injury he sustained during surgery, as well as a lack of treatment based on several doctors' diagnostic mistakes.

Competence of Hysterectomy Challenged in Negligence Suit
3-3-2012 13:59:00

     In a malpractice action filed in Orange County court, plaintiff says Kaiser failed to properly perform a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, causing injury.

Neurological Injuries
3-3-2012 13:43:00

In a medical malpractice action filed in San Bernardino County court, a patient says Kaiser treated him for atrial fibrillation and his ongoing strokes, but failed to prescribe a tissue plasminogen activator, causing plaintiff to become incapacitated with severe neurological injuries.

Fired After Leave
3-3-2012 13:39:00

     In an employment action filed in Alameda County court, a former Kaiser employee says he took medical leave for a neck and back injury that he sustained from moving a traction table. When he told Kaiser that his doctor had cleared him to return to work, said the complaint, he was fired.

Man Says Kaiser Emp Pushed Machine Onto Foot
2-25-2012 16:38:00

     In a personal injury action filed in state court in Sacramento, plaintiff says a Kaiser employee pushed a sonogram machine onto his foot, resulting in a fractured toe and severe sprains.

Slow Harm Over Two Years Ending in Death, According to Complaint
9-19-2011 13:59:00

     In a complaint filed in state court in Contra Costa, plaintiff says her mother was a resident of the defendants' Walnut Creek facility. She was admitted for repair to a feeding tube and hiatal hernia via surgery, says plaintiff in the complaint, and then moved from a 24-hour critical care facility to another hospital unit that was not equipped to deal with the decedent's needs. Decedent suffered "slow harm and injury over the course of two years" right up to her death, says the complaint.

Fired While on Disability Leave, Says Plaintiff
9-19-2011 13:50:00

     In a disability discrimination action in state court in San Diego, plaintiff says that while training for the admitting clerk position with Kaiser, she fell and sustained a work-related injury, and was denied accommodations at work. The plaintiff's claim for workers' compensation benefits was denied and terminated while on a disability leave, she claims.

Suit Over Prenatal Meds
9-19-2011 13:40:00

     In medical malpractice action filed in state court in Oregon, plaintiff says Kaiser doctors gave a pregnant woman incorrect prenatal medications and failed to recommend a cesarean section delivery sooner than they did, causing her permanent injuries to her uterus, pelvic floor, vagina and pubic bone. The action seeks $900,000 in damages.

Post-Natal Care Led to Cardiac Arrest, Says L.A. Complaint
10-19-2011 13:15:00

In state court in Los Angeles, plaintiff alleges that Kaiser's post-natal care was negligent and led to cardiac and pulmonary arrest and permanent injury.

Complaint Over Therapy
10-19-2011 12:28:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN)- In a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, a man says employees at a Kaiser Hospital dropped his leg on the floor while he was receiving physical therapy to heal his injured ankle.

Fall Due to Prosthesis Alleged
2-19-2012 12:22:00

     In a medical malpractice action filed in state court in San Bernardino, the plaintiff says Kaiser fitted the plaintiff's prosthesis for the first time and then told her to walk across the room to them without an assistant. The prosthesis was not properly seated, according to the complaint, and caused the plaintiff to fall, leaving her with severe and permanent injuries.

Patient Claims Paralysis After Kaiser Care
11-28-2011 16:46:00

     In a negligence complaint filed in Stanislaus County court, plaintiff says Kaiser was so negligent in all phases of their medical care, diagnosis, and treatment that a progressive neurological injury, nerve damage, and motor impairment of her lower left extremity has resulted. The injury includes paralysis.

Class Sues Kaiser Over Policy Denying Skin Surgery
By Heather Johnson
2-13-2012 15:58:00

     OAKLAND (CN) - A class of patients alleges in state court that Kaiser refuses to cover reconstructive skin surgery after procedures for morbid obesity.

Father Accuses Kaiser of Discharging Suicidal Son
2-11-2012 12:52:00

     Personal injury action in Sacramento Superior Court, where plaintiff representing himself accuses Kaiser of discharging his son while still suicidal after which the son killed himself.

Kaiser Member Says Taken for Homeless Man
By William Dotinga
2-10-2012 13:35:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A longtime Kaiser Hospital patient suffering from stroke-like symptoms says he was kept in a storage room, assaulted by the hospital's security staff, and left lying in his own excrement because Kaiser personnel believed he was "homeless" and "a drug addict looking to 'score' drugs," according to his lawsuit.

Wrongful and Untimely Death Alleged in Ohio
1-29-2012 14:47:00

     Complaint for medical malpractice and wrongful death in state court in Ohio. The decedent suffered injuries that led to his untimely death allegedly because Kaiser failed to provide him with competent, safe and acceptable medical treatment.

Organ Failure After Surgery
1-4-2012 18:37:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A man with a history of diverticulitis said Kaiser staff did not closely monitor his state following a surgery to remove part of his sigmoid colon, and now his right arm is permanently disabled from an ulnar nerve injury he suffered in the hospital.

Kaiser Responsible for Death, Says Husband
12-11-2011 16:07:00

     (CN)- A man says a Kaiser hospital failed to transport his wife to a hospital with neurosurgical coverage, and she died from a hemorrhagic stroke while waiting for a bed at another medical facility.

Woman Dies Unattended| in Kaiser Bathroom
11-20-2011 18:18:00

     (CN)- A woman died after falling in a Kaiser hospital bathroom, following instructions to use the bathroom unattended, according to a complaint in Orange County Superior Court.

Urinary Tract, Excruaciating Pain, Permanent Damage
8-27-2007 15:22:00

     CUYAHOGA COUNTY - A couple has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio in the Court of Common Pleas, claiming that Kaiser doctors obstructed the woman's urinal passage causing "severe and excruciating pain" to Barniak and "that some of these damages are permanent in nature and will continue indefinitely."

Deep Bone Infection, Hands
7-17-2007 14:57:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A man has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Ohio, accusing Kaiser of causing him to develop a deep bone infection that permanently injured to his hands.

Death of Husband, 'Rehab'
8-22-2008 14:22:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A widow has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio, saying that Kaiser caused her husband's death through "personal injuries and great pain and suffering."

Fall, Neck Injury, Paralysis
5-2-2011 15:55:00

     SANTA CLARA (CN) - A woman with an injured neck accuses Kaiser Foundation Hospitals of causing paralysis by failing to protect her spine after a fall.

Broken Arm, Nerve Damage
12-8-2008 15:23:00

     LOS ANGELES - Kaiser Foundation Hospitals is alleged to have caused "severe bodily injury, including but not limited to severe and permanent nerve damage" in treating a patient's broken arm.

Fight Over Insurance
5-16-2011 17:49:00

     Declaratory relief action. After sustaining injuries as a result of a skateboard versus automobile collision, the minor plaintiff Heriberto Sandoval who was insured by defendant Kaiser Permanente, received a settlement from the driver's insurance company in the amount of $100,000.

Defibrillator Problems
5-19-2011 17:45:00

     Complaint for product liability, negligence and loss of consortium. The plaintiff was injured by a defibrillator that was manufactured by defendant, St. Jude and provided to the plaintiff by defendant, Kaiser. On August 24, 2010, the defibrillator "activated" more than 20 times during a 1.5 hour period.

Loss of Testicle
4-5-2011 15:22:00

     ALAMEDA (CN) - A boy and his guardian hold Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. responsible for causing him to lose his testicle.

Spine Problems, Death, Cleveland
4-10-2011 18:04:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A husband sued Kaiser Permanente over the death of his wife, accusing Kaiser of failing to providing standard surgical and medical care which caused her "conscious pain and suffering and death."

Spine Problems, Death, Cleveland
4-10-2011 18:04:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A husband sued Kaiser Permanente over the death of his wife, accusing Kaiser of failing to providing standard surgical and medical care which caused her "conscious pain and suffering and death."

Spine Problems, Death, Cleveland
4-10-2011 18:04:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A husband sued Kaiser Permanente over the death of his wife, accusing Kaiser of failing to providing standard surgical and medical care which caused her "conscious pain and suffering and death."

Cuyahoga, Death
3-10-2011 17:11:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A husband sued Kaiser Permanente for his deceased wife in Court of Common Pleas. Carroll accuses Kaiser of failing to providing standard surgical and medical care which caused her "conscious pain and suffering and death."

Fall, Broken Stool
3-11-2011 17:09:00

     RIVERSIDE, CA (CN) - A man sued Kaiser Permanente in Superior Court. He alleges that Kaiser kept a broken stool on purpose which caused him injury and suffering.

Examination, General Allegations
3-9-2011 17:06:00

     SAN MATEO (CN) - A woman has accused Kaiser Permanente and its doctors of careless treatments and examinations which caused her injuries in superior court, based on general allegations.

Sponge Left Behind
3-14-2011 17:04:00

     MULTNOMAH, OR (CN) - A woman filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Circuit Court, accusing Kaiser of leaving a sponge in her abdominal cavity.

Employment
3-3-2011 17:00:00

     CONTRA COSTA, CALIF. (CN) - A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente in Superior Court. She accuses Kaiser of harassment and firing her when she complained about it.

Ulnar Collateral Ligament, Diagnosis
3-15-2011 16:33:00

SACRAMENTO (CN) - A woman accuses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of failing to quickly diagnose her ulnar collateral ligament injury.

Odontoid Fracture, Disability
3-18-2011 16:30:00

     SACRAMENTO (CN) - A man has sued Kaiser saying its care has caused permanent disability.

Delivery, Brain Injury
3-16-2011 14:00:00

     ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. - On Thursday, a minor through his mother has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente Hospital. Brandon Pinedo and his mother Otilia Montero claim that Kaiser's doctors "were negligent, careless and unskillful in their management" which caused "severe hypoxic/ischemic brain injury" to Pinedo.

Stroke, 'Locked-In' Syndrome
3-12-2011 13:42:00

     A woman accused Kaiser Foundation Hospitals of failing to diagnose and treat her stroke in a timely manner.

Dental Care, Lost Teeth
3-12-2011 13:39:00

     A man accused Kaiser Foundation Hospitals of improperly treating his teeth when they "lacked the necessary knowledge and skill to properly care for [him]."

Brain Mass, Death
3-2-2011 17:36:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A widow has sued Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles said the medical provider took out half of her husband's brain and then sent him home to die in order to "stop the bleeding," a reference to the costs of hospitalization.

Neck Pain, Thoracic Nerve, Permanent Injury
1-21-2011 17:17:00

During surgery for neck pain, Kaiser allegedly injured plaintiff Oldenburg's thoractic nerve, a danger that the defendants had not warned him about. After the surgery, Kaiser allegedly failed to tell him that he had been injured. He only found out about the surgeon's alleged mistake when he complained later of limited movement in his left arm. His injuries are permanent.

Gall Bladder Surgery
1-21-2011 16:25:00

Kaiser allegedly cut plaintiff's cystic duct incorrectly during gall bladder surgery, requiring plaintiff to undergo corrective surgery and suffer abdominal and neurological injuries.

Surgery, Seizure, Brain Damage
1-21-2011 15:54:00

Medical malpractice action. Kaiser allegedly failed to take adequate precaution to prevent injury to plaintiff during surgery, causing plaintiff to suffer a seizure and brain damage. Plaintiff seeks more than $1 million.

Cut Tendon
1-21-2011 14:21:00

Medical malpractice action. Kaiser's doctor allegedly failed to properly treat pain in plaintiff's finger, cutting a tendon which caused more injuries.

Monitoring, Delivery, Brain Injury
1-19-2011 17:32:00

Medical malpractice action. Defendant Kaiser allegedly failed to carefully monitor plaintiff Mezry's delivery and labor, resulting in her baby suffering from permanent brain injuries. Plaintiff seeks $4.3 million.

Enlarged Labia, Deformity, Permanent Injury
1-19-2011 17:28:00

Medical malpractice action. Defendant Kaiser's allegedly doctor failed to inform plaintiff Wilcox of the possible risks associated with his proposed surgery to fix plaintiff's enlarged labia. Plaintiff, who was deformed and suffered permanent injuries from the surgery, seeks $3 million.

Diagnosis, Wrist, Gangrenosum
1-19-2011 17:18:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. The defendants allegedly failed to diagnose that the plaintiff's wrist injury was a pre-existing pyoderma gangrenosum. $500,000.

Spine Surgery, Infection, Permanent Injury
1-17-2011 12:50:00

Medical malpractice action. Kaiser allegedly botched plaintiff Pamela Mitchell's spine surgery, resulting in plaintiff suffering a severe infection and permanent injuries.

Bed Sores, Ulcer, Infection, Permanent Injury
1-13-2011 19:12:00

Medical malpractice action. Kaiser allegedly allowed the plaintiff to get infections, bed sores and an ulcer while under their care, and caused him permanent injury through negligent treatment.

Hip Broken Again
1-13-2011 18:44:00

Personal injury case. Kaiser allegedly failed to make sure the plaintiff was placed in her wheelchair correctly and caused her foot to be bent back and her hip to be broken again.

Thumb Injury
1-13-2011 18:40:00

Personal injury action. The plaintiff was allegedly told her thumb was healed and she didn't need her cast any longer. Later she was told the cast should have never been taken off. Pro per. CIVSS701158, San Bernardino, Smith v. Kaiser Foundation.

Diagnosis, Black, Brain Infection
1-13-2011 18:35:00

Medical negligence action. The defendants treated the minor plaintiff, who is black, as a drug user instead of a person needing medical attention when her mother brought her to the hospital suffering from behavioral abnormalities that included hallucinations and a lack of physical orientation. Plaintiff Kellie Hatter suffered a permanent and disabling neurological injury from a treatable brain infection soon after being released from the defendants' care.

Kidney Transplant, Delay
1-13-2011 18:25:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. Plaintiff Michaela Ben-Ari had been on a kidney transplant list for three and a half years when she was told to transfer to the defendants' new program. according to the complaint. When the new program failed, she was transferred back to the original program resulting in delays that have caused her serious injuries. CGC-07-463570. Ben-Ari v. Kaiser Foundation. San Francisco.

Spine Surgery, Loss of Use of Right Arm
1-13-2011 17:39:00

Personal injury action. After the defendant did surgery on the plaintiff's spine, the plaintiff suffered the loss and use of his right arm.

Brain Injury, Blindness, Oakland
1-13-2011 17:26:00

Medical malpractice action. The minor plaintiff suffered brain injuries, resulting in blindness, cognitive dysfunction and other disabilities, allegedly while being treated by Kaiser.

Diagnosis, Industrial Accident
1-11-2011 15:51:00

Estate of Nathaniel Drawsand v. Kaiser Foundation. Medical malpractice lawsuit. The defendant allegedly failed to adequately or properly diagnose the plaintiff for orthopedic injuries sustained in an industrial accident. CGC-07-468591. S.F. Superior.

Diagnosis, Industrial Accident
1-11-2011 15:51:00

Estate of Nathaniel Drawsand v. Kaiser Foundation. Medical malpractice lawsuit. The defendant allegedly failed to adequately or properly diagnose the plaintiff for orthopedic injuries sustained in an industrial accident. CGC-07-468591. S.F. Superior.

Thrown From Wheelchair
1-11-2011 15:20:00

Personal injury action. The plaintiff was thrown violently from his wheel chair, while being transported in the elevator.

Wrist Injury, Proper Equipment
1-10-2011 14:58:00

Medical malpractice action. The plaintiff sought treatment at Kaiser for her right wrist that was fractured. The defendants allegedly failed to provide appropriate orthopedic treatments, necessary for a normal recovery time. CIVSS800741 Rusten v. Kaiser Foundation. San Bernardino.

Ankle Fracture, San Diego
1-8-2011 15:45:00

Negligence action, in pro per. Plaintiff sprained his ankle and went to Kaiser to have it x-rayed. On his way out of the x-ray room, a nurse came traveling through a door a high rate of speed and slammed the door into the ankle that had just been x-rayed, causing excruciating pain above the original sprain that brought plaintiff to Kaiser in the first place, says the complaint. Plaintiff asked the Kaiser staff to re-ex-ray his injury. They refused, saying he was being discharged and there was nothing they could do for him, it is alleged. He immediately went to Alvarado Hospital and had another x-ray taken, which revealed an ankle fracture.

Football Injury, UC Berkeley
1-8-2011 15:43:00

Medical malpractice action. The plaintiff, a UC Berkeley football player, lost his ability to compete after the defendants allegedly failed to properly diagnose and treat his football-related injuries.

Shoulder Injury, Sacramento
1-8-2011 15:36:00

Although pled in general terms, the complaint appears to be saying that Kaiser's treatment of a shoulder injury led to permanent injury.

Blood Clot, Sciatic Nerve
1-8-2011 14:55:00

Complaint alleging medical negligence where Kaiser allegedly injured plaintiff's sciatic nerve and caused a life-threatening blood clot during surgery, in pro per.

Spine Injury
1-8-2011 14:53:00

Personal injury action. The plaintiff allegedly suffered permanent injury to his back and spine after surgery was done, in pro per.

Arbitration Charge
1-8-2011 14:15:00

Complaint for declaratory relief and temporary stay, and petition for disqualification. The plaintiff says he was wrongfully charged $6000 for cancellation of an arbitration hearing for his medical malpractice claim against defendant Kaiser that was scheduled to take place while he was in the hospital for another injury.

Diagnosis, Abdominal Surgery
1-7-2011 17:58:00

Medical malpractice action. The minor plaintiff allegedly was injured as a result of negligent diagnosis and treatment relating to her abdominal surgery

Child Abuse, Well Child
1-7-2011 16:17:00

Horrific complaint detailing five separate visits to Kaiser physicians by a two-year-old girl who complainted of vaginal pain and constipation, then injuries to the face, then abdominal and ear pain, then abdominal swelling and lumps in her groin. Culminating the visits was a Kaiser "well child" examination, says the complaint, in which the child was certified as a "well child." A short time later, she was dead. The child had suffered, according to the complaint, "abrasion, lacerations and lesions to her neck, back, legs, vaginal and anal areas, as well as broken ribs and injuries to her skull." The child had "multiple fractures to her ribs, including fractures that had healed or were in the process of healing." The complaint says the clear signs of child abuse were never recognized or reported by Kaiser's staff even as they certified the child as "well."

Timely Treatment, Infection, Death, Sacramento
1-6-2011 16:08:00

Complaint alleging negligence and wrongful death where the defendants "failed to timely treat confusion, hypertension, aspiration, and a diagnosed condition of urinary tract infection" causing plaintiff Orson to suffer serious injuries resulting in his death.

Birth, Injury, Oakland
12-31-2010 14:38:00

Medical malpractice action. The infant plaintiff was injured during birth.

Administration of Epinephrine, Brain Damage
12-31-2010 14:13:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. The defendants accidentally gave the unborn plaintiffs' mother epinephrine instead of an anti-nausea drug, according to the complaint, causing the plaintiffs brain damage and other injuries.

Administration of Phenergan, Severe Injury
12-31-2010 14:11:00

Complaint for medical malpractice and products liability. The defendants allegedly administered Phenergan into the tissue of the plaintiff's wrist rather than into her vein, causing severe injuries that required multiple surgeries.

Sexual Battery, 18-Year-Old, Placer
12-30-2010 15:07:00

Sexual battery action. The 18-year-old plaintiff visited the defendant hospital for x-rays following a neck injury. The defendant allegedly took advantage of her unfamiliarity with medical settings by making her fully undress and change into a hospital gown while he was alone with her in the room. He allegedly instructed her to lie down on an examining table and lift up the gown with her legs apart and took pictures of her genitalia with a handheld digital camera.

Diagnosis, Fractures, Sacramento
12-30-2010 14:39:00

Negligence action alleging that defendants failed to diagnose thoracic fractures resulting in pain and permanent injury.

Pregnancy, Injuries
12-30-2010 13:41:00

Medical malpractice complaint. The defendants' negligence in providing prenatal, labor and postnatal care caused the minor plaintiff injuries that will require medical care, nursing care, rehabilitation and therapy. CGC-09-494228 Doyle v. Kaiser Foundation. San Francisco.

Birth, Death
12-29-2010 17:45:00

Medical malpractice and wrongful death action. Defendants allegedly failed to prevent neurological injuries that killed DeJesus' son after they delivered him. In addition, DeJesus sustained lasting injuries from the delivery.

Shoulder Treatment, Permanent Injury, SF
12-29-2010 17:30:00

CGC-10-496148 Fine v. Kaiser Foundation. Medical malpractice complaint. The defendant's treatment of the plaintiff's shoulder pain allegedly resulted in permanent injury and disability.

Skateboarding Fall, Death
12-29-2010 16:14:00

Complaint alleging medical malpractice, wrongful death and negligence. The plaintiffs say they watched their child, who had suffered severe internal injuries in a skateboarding fall, slowly "bleed to death" in the defendants' emergency room. The boy complained of pain to his right shoulder, left hand, right chest wall, as well as pain and difficulty breathing, but the defendants left him waiting for more than one and one-half hours without care.

Dermoid Cyst, Neurological Damage
12-29-2010 15:47:00

Lawsuit for medical malpractice. The defendants allegedly provided negligent medical care resulting in the plaintiff suffering neurological damage and other injuries after seeking care for a dermoid cyst and post-operative care.

Basketball Injury
12-29-2010 13:40:00

Medical malpractice action where the defendants allegedly failed to inform the plaintiff that he had torn his ACL tendon when he visited their facility in 2006, and that the injury would require surgery. When the plaintiff sought treatment for the same injury at John Muir Health in 2009, they informed him that because he had played basketball on the injured leg for two years, he had damaged his meniscus so badly that he would need a complete replacement.

Privacy
12-29-2010 13:09:00

Complaint for personal injury; violation of right to privacy; misappropriation of likeness. Plaintiff consented to photos for research because of his rare condition. Defendants failed to mention any intent to use the photos in a book.

Pregnancy
12-28-2010 16:38:00

Medical negligence action. The defendants' alleged failure to diagnose and treat her condition of pregnancy, including pre-delivery care, the delivery and post-delivery care, resulted in the plaintiff's and her baby's injuries.

Employment
12-28-2010 14:11:00

Employment action for disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. The plaintiff took required disability leave after she injured her back and neck when a coworker pushed a biohazard cart into her. When her physician cleared her for part-time work for three months, followed by full-time work, the defendant allegedly denied her accommodations and job reinstatement.

Disability Discrimination
12-27-2010 17:47:00

     Employment action for disability discrimination. The defendant refused to renew the plaintiff's credentials and privileges as a surgeon, stating that he lacked "clinical competence." The defendant based its decision on the fact that the plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2003, even though the plaintiff underwent several extensive evaluations that deemed him fit to return to work.

Class Accuses Kaiser of Substandard Care
By Karina Brown
5-26-2009 16:44:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A couple filed a class action wrongful death lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente, claiming their infant son died because Kaiser's policies have institutionalized substandard care. Erica Munoz and Gustavo Lopez say Charles Angel Lopez died and Erica Munoz suffered "profound injury" because, to save money, Kaiser refuses to hire enough doctors and has nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants do the work the should be done by doctors.
     Munoz says Kaiser never sent a doctor to help her until the day her son died.

Kaiser Took More Than Owed, Says Class
9-28-2009 16:43:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan does not reimburse policyholders for their co-payments after getting third-party settlements, pocketing more money than it is actually owed, according to a federal class action.