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Dentist Lost His Practice After Wrong Diagnosis, He Says
5-1-2017 20:43:00

MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) – A dentist claims he lost his practice because Kaiser improperly diagnosed his leg cramps, in complaint filed in Contra Costa County Superior 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 Won’t Pay for Spine Surgeries, Provider Claims
2-18-2017 00:22:00

VENTURA, Calif. (CN) – An emergency medical services provider claims Kaiser owes almost $475,000 for treating four of its patients, in Ventura 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 Fires Doctor for Taking Family Leave, He Claims
9-16-2016 20:35:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser fired a doctor for using sick days to take his pregnant wife to appointments and bond with his newborn daughter, the doctor claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Owes Hospital Over $800K, Hospital Claims
6-13-2016 23:34:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser refuses to reimburse a hospital over $800,000 for treating its patients, the hospital claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Race Discrimination at Kaiser, Black Sonographer Claims
5-13-2016 23:39:00

     BALTIMORE, Md. (CN) - White coworkers harassed a black sonographer and Kaiser fired her for seeking help, she claims in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Kaiser Refuses Treatment to Car Accident Victim, He Claims
4-8-2016 22:49:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser refused to treat a man who was hurt in a car accident, he claims in Orange County Superior Court.

Kaiser Must Pay for Out-of-Network Care
By Philip A. Janquart
12-17-2015 22:20:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Kaiser is obligated to pay for out-of-network medical care based on physicians' "binding" determination that a patient needed emergency stabilization, a federal judge ruled.

Kaiser Must Pay for Out-of-Network Care
12-3-2015 23:24:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Kaiser is obligated to pay for out-of-network medical care based on physicians' "binding" determination that a patient needed emergency stabilization, a federal judge ruled.

Sexual Harassment Went on Too Long, Man Says
11-9-2015 23:29:00

(CN) - Kaiser staff allowed a homosexual employee free reign to continue sexually harassing a heterosexual co-worker, and then joked about it, the co-worker says in a Los Angeles County Superior Court Complaint.

Doctor Calls Kaiser a False Nonprofit
10-13-2015 18:37:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A doctor wants California's tax board to collect eight years' worth of insurance taxes from Kaiser, alleging Kaiser has hoarded money by claiming it is not an insurer and is a nonprofit, in Los Angeles superior court.

Kaiser Discriminated, Fired Black IT Manager Claims
9-24-2015 22:35:00

     ATLANTA (CN) - Kaiser discriminated against a black IT Manager, he claims in federal U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanda Division.

Kaiser Owes for Medically Necessary Services, Hospital Says
8-14-2015 01:56:00

     SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser underpaid for medically necessary services Sierra Vista Hospital System provided to its patients, Sierra Vista claims in San Luis Obispo 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.

Nine Day Wait for Kaiser Heart Attack Treatment, Man Claims
By Barbara Wallace
6-29-2015 19:09:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A man claims in a Solano County Superior Court lawsuit that he went to a Kaiser emergency room that could not do an angioplasty; It sent him to one a half hour away that could not do a bypass; Then he had to wait nine days to get into the San Francisco facility that could treat him, all making him severely disabled and debilitated.

Kaiser and Others Sued for Patent Infringement
By Tish Kraft
5-28-2015 23:54:00

MARSHALL, Texas (CN) - Kaiser Permanente Ventures and 14 financial services firms were sued for patent infringement Thursday, in United States District Court Eastern District of Texas.

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.

Healthcare Giant Won't Pay $5,418 for Services, Hospital Says
5-15-2015 22:26:00

MONTEREY, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser unlawfully pays only a portion of the cost of emergency services provided to its members, a hospital alleges in a Monterey County Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser, MetLife Underpaid Benefits, Woman Claims
5-5-2015 23:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Kaiser owes a woman benefits from a long-term disability insurance claim that was misclassified, she alleges in a federal lawsuit.

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.

Fired on a Pretext for Reporting HIPAA Violation, Woman Claims
3-18-2015 23:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser managers said a woman was not trustworthy, but retaliation was the reason she was fired, she claims in a Los Angeles Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Faces Another Case of Unpaid Claims
2-25-2015 23:38:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser refuses to pay for emergency services provided to health plan enrollees, a collection company claims in a Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Refuses to Honor Insurance, a Utah Hospital Claims
2-25-2015 22:40:00

(CN) - Kaiser is using a pretext to avoid paying for medical bills, a hospital alleges in a Utah Superior Court complaint.

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

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

Kaiser 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 Won't Pay for Liver Transplant, Woman Says
2-13-2015 23:18:00

BALTIMORE, Md. (CN) - Kaiser should have covered a woman’s liver-kidney transplant, she claims in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

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.

Kaiser Boss Harassed Gay, Catholic Employee, He Claims
1-31-2015 00:27:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser manager harassed and wrongfully fired a gay, Catholic employee, he claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Insurance Company Refuses Nurse Benefits
1-13-2015 01:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser and an insurance administrator are liable for withholding proper long-term disability coverage to a woman who is bipolar and unable to work, she claims in court.

Blamed for Counterfeit Money, Then Fired, Assistant Says
1-10-2015 01:10:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired a medical assistant based on false allegations and defamed her, she claims in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser Clinicians in California Warn of Strike
By Katherine Proctor and Robert Kahn
1-10-2015 01:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Permanente's 2,600 California mental health clinicians will strike statewide on Monday, Jan. 12, to protest what they call Kaiser's chronic failure to provide patients with timely, quality mental-health care.

No One Told Patient About Kidney Mass
11-20-2014 20:05:00

     LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CN) - Kaiser found a cyst on a man’s kidney, but he was not told for almost five years, he claims in Gwinnett County State Court.

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

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

Kaiser Fired Manager Because of Fibromyalgia, She Claims
11-11-2014 00:18:00

DENVER (CN) - Kaiser wrongly denied a manager a promotion because of her fibromyalgia, and then fired her, she claims in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Kaiser Fired Lab Tech for Taking Medical Leave, She Claims
10-22-2014 22:47:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired a lab technician for taking medical leave when she had post-surgery complications, she claims in a Sacramento County Superior Court disability discrimination lawsuit.

Multiple Amputations Follow Botched Heart Care, Man Claims
10-22-2014 22:46:00

MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - A dialysis patient needed multiple amputations because of inadequate care before, during and after heart surgery, he claims in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

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

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

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 Agrees to Pay $4 Million Fine
By Barbara Wallace
9-17-2014 00:16:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser will pay a $4 million fine to California for "serious deficiencies in providing access to mental health care services," the state says.

Class Accuses Kaiser of Patient Dumping
By Reni Anguelova
9-17-2014 00:06:00

 LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser forces patients who suffer from mental illness to cancel their insurance and then shifts the cost of treatment onto taxpayers through a patient dumping scheme, a family claims in a class action lawsuit.

Kaiser Stiffed SoCal Hospital $1.6 Million, It Says
9-8-2014 23:59:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Methodist Hospital of Southern California accuses Kaiser of owing more than $1.6 million in unpaid reimbursements, in a Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Fired Woman Without Warning, She Says
8-20-2014 23:52:00

(CN) - Kaiser wrongfully fired a woman for allegedly violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), she claims in a San Mateo County Superior Court complaint.

Contractor Says Kaiser Owes $50,000
8-18-2014 23:59:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser owes a contractor $50,000 for work done at one of its facilities, the company alleges in a San Diego County Superior Court complaint.

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.

Woman Fights Kaiser for Retirement Benefits
6-28-2014 02:14:00

(CN) - Kaiser is unlawfully refusing to allow a former employee to participate in one of the health care provider’s retirement plans, a woman claims in federal court.

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.

USC, Kaiser Tangle over $544K Bill
By Barbara Wallace
5-28-2014 20:10:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser transferred a patient to avoid paying for his care, the University of Southern California claims in Los Angeles County court.

Hospital Claims Kaiser Stiffed it for $23,500
5-25-2014 15:59:00

     MONTEREY, Calif. (CN) - A Monterey hospital claims in court that Kaiser Permanente stiffed it for $23,500 for a patient’s care.

SoCal Hospitals Sue Kaiser for $150 Million
5-22-2014 14:01:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Thirteen Southern California hospitals claim in court that Kaiser Foundation Health Plan has refused for a decade to pay more than $150 million for emergency medical services to its policyholders, including Medicare patients, and has forced patients to be transferred, at risk to their health.

Kaiser Shouldn’t Have Terminated Woman’s Insurance, She Says
5-1-2014 23:10:00

     LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CN) - Kaiser Permanente Inc. wrongfully cancelled a woman’s insurance plan even through her monthly premium payment fell within the allowed “grace period,” she claims in federal 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.

Kaiser Gave Bad Pregnancy Advice, Woman Claims
3-27-2014 00:53:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser didn’t tell a woman everything she needed to know about her two ectopic pregnancies, she claims inTwo Kaiser medical professionals gave a woman bad pregnancy advice, and two ectopic pregnancies later she learned the truth, she claims in San Bernardino Court.

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.

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

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

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 Underpaid for Services, Neurosurgeon Claims
2-1-2014 01:56:00

SAN DIEGO (CN) - Kaiser owes an emergency neurosurgeon $82,000 for treatment he provided to its member, the surgeon claims in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Kaiser Provides Coverage, Then Reverses Payments, Woman Claims
1-30-2014 21:39:00

     SEATTLE, Wash. (CN) – A hospital unjustly sent a woman’s medical bill to a collection agency, which filed a lawsuit, publicly exposing her personal information, she claims in a complaint filed in King County Superior Court.

Inexperienced Doctors Left Patient With Half A Colon, She Says
1-24-2014 23:14:00

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser used two young, inexperienced doctors to perform an unexpected C-section, which they fumbled and waited to long to fix, in the end leaving the patient with half a colon and limited time with her newborn, she claims in a complaint filed in Santa Clara 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.

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 Doctor's Benefits Dispute May Go His Way
By Philip A. Janquart
1-20-2014 21:13:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A retired surgeon challenging Kaiser's termination of his long-term disability benefits need not show an abuse of discretion, a federal judge ruled.

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.

Kaiser Refuses to Honor Network Agreement, Hospital Claims
12-26-2013 23:55:00

     MODESTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser "systematically" denies claims for plan members' out-of-network treatment and owes a hospital $60,000, it alleges in Stanislaus County 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.

Underdiagnosed Infection Caused Stroke, Man Says
11-13-2013 16:38:00

     DECATUR, Ga. (CN) - Instead of running tests to identify the cause of bloody pus coming from a man’s ear, a Kaiser doctor diagnosed him with “swimmer’s ear,” and sent him home, where he had a stroke and seizure due to a serious widespread infection, the man claims in an eight-page lawsuit filed in the State Court of DeKalb County.

Kaiser Makes Millions Denying Members Psychotherapy, Patients Say
11-12-2013 23:49:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan collects money for treating mental health patients, but sends them somewhere else to get help, alleges a woman in a Los Angeles County Superior Court class action complaint.

Kaiser, MetLife Won’t Honor Woman’s Disability Claims
11-12-2013 23:02:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company wrongfully denied a woman benefits under Kaiser Permanente Group’s Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance Plan, she alleges in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court Central District of California.

Kaiser Promised Benefits, Then Hatcheted Them, Woman Says
11-12-2013 23:00:00

     SAN FRANCISCO - Kaiser promised a woman her retirement benefits would be reinstated from the time she was first hired, but reneged once she actually retired, the woman alleges in a federal complaint.

Kaiser, Vanguard Refuse to Fix Woman’s Pension Plan, She Says
11-9-2013 01:01:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A woman is suing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and The Vanguard Group Inc. because they switched out her retirement plan without her consent, she says in San Francisco Superior 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 Sues for Cost of Treatment of Patient
10-18-2013 19:14:00

     HONOLULU (CN) - Kaiser has sued an insurance company for the cost of treating one person with E. Coli, saying it is the other insurance company's obligation, according to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Woman Claims She Was Sterilized Against Her Will
9-18-2013 23:30:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - While she was in labor, under sedation and on her way to a C-section, Kaiser staff coerced a woman into signing a consent form for a tubal ligation, she and her fiancé allege in a civil rights complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

Family Alleges Man Died After Kaiser Delay
8-26-2013 22:59:00

SAN BERNARDINO (CN) Kaiser Permanente needlessly delayed the transportation” of a 23-year-old man who needed medical care, and he died before he got to Kaiser.

Kaiser Owes Doctor Over $40K, He Claims
8-22-2013 01:33:00

 LOS ANGELES (CN) - Several insurance companies, including Kaiser Permanente Insurance, collectively owe a doctor nearly a half million dollars, he claims in a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Kaiser Cuts Member Loose for Missing Payment, He Says
8-22-2013 01:07:00

     BALTIMORE CITY, Md. (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan dropped a man from coverage for not paying his premium, although he tried twice to do so, he says in a complaint filed in federal court.

2-Hour Surgery Takes 9 Hours After Doctor's Mistakes, Woman Says
8-5-2013 09:43:00

MODESTO, Calif. (CN) - A woman suffered a punctured bladder at the hands of Kaiser doctors performing a nine-hour partial hysterectomy - a procedure that normally takes one to two hours, she claims in a complaint filed in Stanislaus Superior Court.

Kaiser Won’t Pay Bill, St. Jude Says
8-1-2013 23:56:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser hospital in Orange County broke a mutual service agreement with St. Jude Medical Center by not paying over $100,000 in medical care provided to Kaiser patients, the hospital claims in a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

Kaiser's Disability Plan Denied Claim on Selective Evidence, Man Claims
6-8-2013 13:26:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser's disability plan failed to pay long term disability benefits to a covered employee, he claims in a complaint filed in the USDC Central District of California.

Claims Don't Stick to Healthcare Giant
By William Dotinga
6-6-2013 02:15:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser nurse’s claims that she was fired in order to avoid paying her a pension at retirement won’t stick to the healthcare giant, a federal judge ruled.

Woman Says Kaiser, Metropolitan Denies Her Disability
4-22-2013 22:39:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A Kaiser disability plan insured by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company refuses to provide benefits to a woman whose disease prevents her from working and, sometimes, even caring for herself, she claims in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Kaiser Accused of Doing Unnecessary Procedures
By Philip A. Janquart
3-19-2013 20:59:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman went into a surgery knowing she was having a total abdominal hysterectomy performed, but was not prepared when she was informed afterward that a Kaiser doctor had also removed her ovaries, she claims in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Employee Denied Benefits
3-14-2013 20:57:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Metropolitan Insurance Company is illegally denying a disabled man benefits, he claims in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division.

Woman Claims Kaiser Denied Her Proper Treatment For Depression
By Matt Reynolds
2-16-2013 01:31:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman claims in court that Kaiser Foundation Health Plan violated California's mental health laws by declining her request for residential treatment for manic depression.

Denied 24-Hour Care for Disabled Son, Family Says
By Barbara Wallace
1-29-2013 20:49:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - After a Kaiser representative told a family their severely disabled adult son could continue to receive 24-hour in-home nursing care under Kaiser's health plan, Kaiser denied coverage without requesting any medical records from his home health agency, the family says in a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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.

Kaiser Underpays on Claims, Lawsuits Say
By Philip A. Janquart
1-8-2013 21:24:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - A hospital and a group of its surgeons is not getting paid for services provided to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. enrollees, two separate lawsuits claim.

Health Companies Sued for Antitrust
By Tish Kraft
11-27-2012 21:47:00

     DENVER (CN) - Four ambulatory surgery centers have sued Kaiser, HealthOne and Centura and an association that is supposed to act for the plaintiffs, for antitrust, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

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.

Female Doctors Routinely Called 'Walking Vaginas,' Claims Woman
10-18-2012 15:57:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A group of male doctors routinely referred to female doctors as "cunt," "bitch," and "walking vaginas," and plaintiff was demoted after complaining, she asserts in a Los Angeles Superior Court Central District complaint.

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.

Kaiser Ex-Doc Blows Whistle on Patient Care
By By Philip A. Janquart
2-22-2012 18:12:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A doctor working for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals is suing Kaiser Permanente in state court, claiming the non-profit HMO fired her after voicing concerns about inadequate patient care and blowing the whistle on a "for-profit" agenda.

Worker Says She Pointed Out Underfunding
2-21-2012 17:51:00

     Kaiser has removed to federal court in Colorado a complaint from a woman who says that her 10 years working for insurance company Kaiser Permanente were marred by "a witch hunt to destroy" after she pointed out that the underfunding of federal programs by Kaiser.

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.

Big Bill, Service in Question
3-11-2011 15:38:00

     SAN JOAQUIN (CN) - A Stockton resident filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company in Superior Court, accusing Kaiser of charging him $7,500 when he did not receive any of Kaiser's service.

Disability Evaluation
1-11-2011 15:29:00

Complaint alleging medical malpractice and fraud. Kaiser completed a fraudulent physical evaluation of the plaintiff without physically examining her, causing her insurance provider Met Life to terminate her disability benefits for her degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia, according to the complaint. The plaintiff's long-time attending physician then wrote a letter to Met Life substantiating the plaintiff's permanent disability and inability to work. As a result, Dr. Hall wrote a letter to Met Life asking to withdraw his evaluation and conceding that he was unqualified to evaluate the plaintiff. Met Life continued to deny the plaintiff's disability claim, forcing her to enter into a settlement that was substantially less than the disability benefits she is entitled to receive. $1 million.

Class Action, Policy Rescission
1-11-2011 14:39:00

Class action complaint alleging health insurance fraud and unfair business practices. The defendants unlawfully rescinded and canceled the health insurance coverage policies of the plaintiff and other members because of statements made in their applications, says the complaint. RG07360912 Gehring on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated v. Kaiser Foundation. Oakland.

Keeping the Money
1-8-2011 15:32:00

Complaint alleging negligence, breach of contract and bad faith. After the plaintiff was hit in a crosswalk by defendant Aust, Aust's insurance company refused to accept responsibility. It finally agreed to a settlement with the plaintiff and Kaiser, which provided her medical care, but never sent the plaintiff the money, according to the complaint. Defendant Kaiser eventually disclaimed the agreement.

Thousands of Kids, Denial of Treatment, Autism, Los Angeles
12-31-2010 16:14:00

Action alleging breach of insurance contract; bad faith. According to the complaint, child with autism spectrum disorder was wrongfully denied therapy (along with thousands of other children).

Hospital Complaint, Failure to Pay
12-31-2010 16:08:00

Alleged breach of insurance contract to pay for patient care.B C402255 Twin Cities Community Hospital v. Kaiser Foundation. Transfer from Alameda.

Nonpayment of Bill
12-29-2010 16:45:00

Damages. Defendants have failed to pay health insurance benefits on behalf of patients treated by plaintiff. RIC10003769.

Insurer Said to Cheat Customers
12-13-2007 16:56:00

     OAKLAND, CALIF. (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan defrauds policyholders by illegally rescinding and canceling insurance policies, claiming policyholders "failed to disclose" medical conditions of which they were unaware when they signed up, a class-action complaint claims in Alameda County Court.

Former Exec Blow Whistle on HMO
By Karina Brown
8-4-2009 16:40:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former Kaiser executive says the health insurer fired him after he complained of company practices that cost policyholders millions of dollars and exposed their medical records. John Denning says Kaiser illegally refused to track patients' deductible payments, but insisted that patients "bring in a shoe box" full of receipts to show that they had met their deductible.

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

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

Thousands Say Security Was Breached
By Maria Dinzeo
10-15-2009 16:36:00

     OAKLAND (CN) - Twenty-nine thousand Kaiser employees say the company did not inform them for more than a year about a security breach that left their personal information vulnerable to thieves. One employee says a woman stole her identity and used it to run up credit-card charges and "commit crimes across the country."

Kaiser to Pay Workers Stiffed on Overtime
10-17-2008 16:31:00

     SAN DIEGO (CN) - Insurance company Kaiser Foundation has agreed to pay $5 million to technical employees it shorted on overtime.

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

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

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

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