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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.

Sexual Harassment Claim Was Retaliatory, Fired Man Claims
6-16-2017 01:15:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Reporting an aggressive nurse led to false charges of sexual harassment, a fired patient care technician claims in U.S. Eastern District Court of California.

Man Dies of Infection After Colonoscopy, Widow Claims
5-1-2017 21:08:00

FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) – In a $25 million medical malpractice lawsuit, a widow claims her husband died from a nasty infection he got while being treated in a Kaiser emergency room, in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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.

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.

Fired For Being a Good Dad, Man Says
3-25-2017 01:25:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) – A father claims Kaiser fired him for taking time off to care for his sick son, in a San Bernardino County Court lawsuit.

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.

Woman Claims Kaiser Docs Missed Her Broken Hip
3-24-2017 19:05:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A woman claims Kaiser doctors missed her broken hip and prescribed pain medication instead of doing further testing, in a $2.2 million medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit 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 Died After Kaiser Refused Blood Tests, Widow Claims
3-9-2017 19:47:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – A widow claims her husband died because Kaiser did not test the levels of his heart medication as required, in Orange 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.

Poke Leads to Infection, Man Claims
3-8-2017 11:51:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – In a $750,000 medical malpractice lawsuit, a man claims a Kaiser doctor stuck her finger into his abdominal wound, causing a serious infection, in Multnomah 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.

Known Allergen Causes Life-Threatening Disease, Man Claims
2-28-2017 23:55:00

FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) – A man claims Kaiser prescribed him medication it knew he was allergic to, and he developed a life-threatening skin condition, in a complaint filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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.

Man Fired for Age and Disability, He Claims
12-9-2016 03:42:00

  OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A man was fired because he was older and has an anxiety disorder, he claims in a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

Fired for Reporting Blood Safety Violations, Woman Claims
9-29-2016 01:40:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – A phlebotomist claims Kaiser fired her for taking disability leave and reporting safety concerns regarding blood handling, in a lawsuit filed in Orange 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.

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.

Seizures Blamed on Lack of Seizure Meds
9-16-2016 23:25:00

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A woman claims she had two seizures under Kaiser’s care because the doctors refused to let her have her medication, in San Francisco County Superior Court.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Woman Died of Internal Bleeding After Surgery, Children Claim
9-6-2016 18:31:00

     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) – A mother of two died from blood loss and multiple organ failure because Kaiser doctors did not properly care for her after abdominal surgery, her children claim in Sonoma County Superior Court.

Botched Cataract Surgery Wrecked Sight, Caregiver Claims
8-10-2016 01:18:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) – An elderly woman claims Kaiser doctors damaged her cornea during a botched cataract removal surgery, in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

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

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

Man Seeks $2.2 M for Nerve Damage, in Court
8-10-2016 00:15:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A man seeks $2.2 million in Multnomah County Circuit Court, claiming botched post-surgical care left him with nerve damage in his hand.

Black Former Kaiser Employee Alleges Discrimination
7-15-2016 02:53:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser systematically discriminates against black employees and retaliates when they complain, a black woman claims in Alameda 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 Doctor in Trouble in Maryland
By Philip A. Janquart
6-13-2016 23:59:00

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) — A Kaiser doctor sexually molested a patient and the state medical board suspended his license for doing it to her and to other women, the woman claims in a lawsuit backed up by documents from the medical board.

Woman Says She Coded After Waiting Four Hours for Treatment
6-13-2016 23:00:00

     STOCKTON, Calif. (CN) – A woman experienced “temporary death” when doctors did not treat her chest pain quickly enough, she claims in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

Child Paralyzed Because of Delayed Diagnosis, Mom Claims
6-7-2016 00:34:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – A young girl is paralyzed because Kaiser doctors did not diagnose her pharyngitis in time, the girl and her mom claim in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Woman Blames Miscarriage on Puddle of Sanitizer
6-6-2016 23:59:00

     SAN DIEGO (CN) – A pregnant woman miscarried after slipping on a substance leaking from a hand sanitizer dispenser, the woman claims in San Diego County Superior Court.

Doctor Burned Woman's Breast With Heat Lamp, She Claims
6-6-2016 23:31:00

DENVER, Colo. (CN) – Doctors burned a woman’s breast during a biopsy, the woman claims in Denver County District Court.

Kaiser’s Incompetence Loses Man Both His Kidneys, He Claims
6-6-2016 23:21:00

     FAIRFAX, Va. (CN) – A man lost the function of both kidneys because Kaiser ignored symptoms of kidney disease, he claims in a $2 million medical malpractice lawsuit in Fairfax County Circuit 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kaiser Left Man With 80-lb. Scrotum, Suit Says
By Rebekah Kearn
5-24-2016 21:20:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) — After a hernia operation at Kaiser, a man's scrotum swelled to 80 pounds, and Kaiser left it that way, he claims in a $1 million lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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

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

Sent Home After Heart Stress Test, Man Dies, Family Says
4-21-2016 23:14:00

     ROCKVILLE, Md. (CN) – A father of two died from a heart attack because Kaiser doctors did not do enough tests, his family claims in Montgomery County Circuit 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 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.

Boy Dies After Sent Home Twice, Grieving Parents Claim
4-7-2016 01:25:00

     WASHINGTON, D.C. (CN) – Kaiser did not order the proper tests for a Down’s Syndrome boy with strep throat and discharged him from the emergency room, and he got so dehydrated and malnourished he died, his parents claim in the District of Columbia 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.

Daughter Blames Kaiser for Mom’s Heart Attack Death
3-24-2016 01:12:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A heart attack turned fatal after doctors told a patient to drive to the emergency room, her daughter claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Fired for Being Black, Security Guard Claims
3-24-2016 00:56:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser forced a black security guard to work unpaid overtime without any breaks and fired him when he complained, the man claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Did Not Rehabilitate Old Man’s Broken Hip, Family Says
3-22-2016 02:09:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser left a 91-year-old man lying in urine and did not rehabilitate his broken hip, his son and daughter claim in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Man With Classic Heart Attack Symptoms Sent Home, He Says
3-21-2016 23:20:00

     BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (CN) – A Kaiser doctor ignored a man’s sharp, radiating chest pain and he had a heart attack days later, the man claims in Kern County Superior Court.

Grieving Mom Accuses Docs of Using Recalled Fetal Monitor
2-27-2016 23:51:00

ARLINGTON, Va. (CN) - A grieving mother claims in Arlington County Circuit Court that a recalled fetal monitor and hospital staff’s delayed responses resulted in a stillbirth.

Undiagnosed, Woman Dies in Car of Same Symptoms, Husband Claims
2-27-2016 23:38:00

VANCOUVER, Wash. (CN) - A man claims his wife died returning to the hospital because defendants failed to diagnose her cardiopulmonary disorder, in Clark County Superior Court.

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.

'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.

'Explosion' in Woman's Head Was not A Headache, Widower Says
12-17-2015 23:59:00

(CN) - A woman died of a cerebral hemorrhage because staff at a Kaiser hospital refused to believe it was anything more than a common headache, her widower claims in Placer County Superior court.

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 Wins Religion Summary Judgment
11-20-2015 20:55:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser nurse who claimed she was harassed and fired because she is a "born again" Christian has lost her case on summary judgment.

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.

Painful Penis Pump at Kaiser, Man Claims
11-10-2015 00:08:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor or other medical worker painfully squeezed a man’s penis pump, then knocked him to the floor, the man claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Safety Director Smeared for Reporting Safety Issues, She Claims
11-9-2015 21:51:00

(CN) - A newly hired safety director was pushed out of Kaiser Baldwin Park for reporting safety issues, she claims in a complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District.

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.

Kaiser Fired Employee on Medical Leave, She Claims
9-21-2015 23:54:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired an employee while she was on medical leave after a car accident, she claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Kaiser Doc Took Sexual Liberties, Class Alleges
9-18-2015 23:52:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Kaiser doctor took sexual liberties with women under the pretense of examining them, a class alleges in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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 Brushes Off Paint Company, It Claims
9-18-2015 22:25:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser and its construction contractor owe unpaid painting bills, the painting company claims in Riverside County Superior Court.

Woman Blames Kaiser for Needing Teeth Pulled
9-18-2015 22:09:00

PORTLAND (CN) - A woman blames Kaiser for having to have several teeth removed, and having constant severe pain.

Parents Claim Kaiser Nixed Child's Interpreter
9-18-2015 22:03:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser put a 10-year-old who cannot hear and has emotional disorders on a psychiatric hold for 36 hours with no interpreter, her parents claim in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

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.

Kaiser Botched Circumcision, Boy’s Guardian Claims
8-14-2015 01:30:00

     RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser left excess skin on a baby’s penis, his guardian ad litem claims in a pro per lawsuit in Riverside County Superior Court.

IT Worker Alleges Discrimination
8-14-2015 01:27:00

MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser and a staffing agency discriminated against a Tagalog-speaking, disabled IT worker, he claims in a Contra Costa County Superior Court pro se lawsuit.

Kaiser Fired Man Because of Heart Condition, He Claims
8-14-2015 01:01:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser fired a man on a pretext after he took a medical leave for heart surgery, he claims in Los Angeles 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.

Baby Didn't Get Biopsy for Two Years
8-4-2015 18:22:00

     DECATUR, Ga. (CN) - A baby born with a tumor did not get a biopsy for over two years, her mom claims in DeKalb County State Court.

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 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.

Kaiser Delayed Foot Tumor Followup, Woman Claims
6-5-2015 21:04:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman faces eventual amputation of her foot because Kaiser delayed diagnosing and treating a tumor, she claims in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Nurse Claims Kaiser Retaliated for Safety Complaints
6-5-2015 20:45:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired a nurse because she complained about risks to patient safety in the cardiac catheterization department, she claims in Marin County Superior Court.

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.

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 Fired Employee on Medical Leave, She Claims
4-24-2015 23:16:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser fired an employee while she was on medical leave after a car accident, she claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Fired Care Coordinator Alleges Discrimination
4-10-2015 21:42:00

     PORTAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser fired a Care Coordinator because of her age and foot condition, she claims in U.S. District Court, Oregon District, Portland Division.

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

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

Fired for Turning In Impaired Co-Worker, Nurse Says
3-17-2015 23:36:00

RIVERSIDE (CN) - A surgical nurse was fired after raising concerns about a co-worker who was taking medication on the job that impaired her ability to do her job properly, according to a Riverside County Superior Court lawsuit.

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 Reconstruction Blamed for Prosthesis Instead of Breasts
3-17-2015 00:45:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A woman needs a prosthesis after a series of botched breast surgeries, she claims in Kern 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.

Pediatrician Has Beef With Kaiser's Care
2-27-2015 20:23:00

MODESTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser retaliated against a pediatrician for voicing concerns about unsafe neonatal care practices, she claims in Stanislaus County Superior 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.

Kaiser Doctor Misdiagnosed a Brain Bleed, Woman Claims
2-14-2015 01:35:00

BALTIMORE (CN) - A Kaiser doctor misdiagnosed a brain bleed, a woman claims in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.

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 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.

Kaiser Refused to Accommodate Disability, Radiologist Claims
2-13-2015 23:39:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser radiologist’s managers did not believe she really needed accommodation, despite her doctor’s note, she claims in Solano County Superior Court.

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 Doctor Gave a False Name, Woman Claims
2-13-2015 23:11:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor gave an elderly woman’s conservator a false name, the conservator claims in Sacramento County Superior Court.

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.

Progressive Vision Loss After Botched Eye Surgery, Woman Claims
2-11-2015 00:20:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman lost 65 percent of her vision and sustained physical damage to her left eye following a surgical procedure, she claims in a Multnomah County 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.

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 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 Liable for Amputation, Man Says
1-20-2015 23:34:00

CLEVELAND, Ohio (CN) - Kaiser staff botched an ankle surgery and failed to treat an infection, leading to the amputation of a man’s lower leg, he claims in a federal complaint filed in a Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Paralyzed Man Blames Kaiser for Subdural Bleed
1-13-2015 01:28:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser staff let a man’s subdural bleed continue untreated for four hours, leaving him paralyzed, he claims in Multnomah County Court.

Mom Died on Kaiser Operating Table, Son Says
1-13-2015 00:51:00

ORANGE, Calif. (CN) - A woman died on the operating table because Kaiser staff did not timely treat her medical issues, the woman’s son claims in a Superior Court Complaint.

Kaiser Manager Claims He Was Fired for Questioning Ageism
12-19-2014 00:56:00

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - When a manager returned from disability leave, he was fired on a pretext and his reputation was being  ruined, because he protested that older workers were being let go en masse, he claims in a San Bernardino County Court lawsuit.

Grieving Daughters Blame Kaiser for Heart Attack Death
12-19-2014 00:29:00

BALTIMORE (CN) - Two daughters blame Kaiser for their mother’s fatal heart attack, in a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Embolism Caused by Lack of Care, a Patient Believes
12-10-2014 01:05:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - (CN) - A woman went to Kaiser with a branch in her ankle. Kaiser did not get it all out, and the patient had a pulmonary embolism, she claims in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Court.

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.

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

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

Nurse Claims Kaiser Broke Labor Laws and Discriminated
11-18-2014 01:51:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Kaiser broke labor laws and discriminated against a hospice nurse, and retaliated when she complained, she claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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.

Cat Bite Victim Seeks $5 Million
10-22-2014 22:48:00

     WASHINGTON - A cat bite victim seeks $5 million in District of Columbia Superior Court, saying her infected foot got worse while Kaiser delayed hospitalizing her.

Kaiser Forced Carpal Tunnel Sufferer to Resign, She Claims
10-22-2014 22:46:00

STOCKTON, Calif. (CN) - Instead of accommodating an employee’s wrist and thumb problems, Kaiser forced her to resign, she claims in a San Joaquin County Superior Court disability discrimination lawsuit.

Wrongly Demoted, Falsely Accused and Fired, Nurse Claims
10-13-2014 20:41:00

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser wrongly demoted a nurse and falsely accused her of drug abuse, she claims in an Orange County Court discrimination lawsuit.

Botched Spinal Epidural Paralyzed Woman, She Claims
9-27-2014 00:00:00

     ATLANTA (CN) - A botched spinal epidural anesthetic paralyzed a woman following the Caesarean birth of her second child, she claims in the Fulton County Court.

Aneurysm Kills Man After Sore Throat Diagnosis, Dad Says
9-17-2014 00:16:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor prescribed a man Ibuprofen instead of properly treating his heart disease, his father claims in a Riverside 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.

Amputation Followed Bunion Removal, Man Claims
9-8-2014 23:22:00

     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) - A simple bunion removal at Kaiser led to gangrene requiring amputation, a man claims in Sonoma County Superior Court.

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.

Man Claims Kaiser Fired Him for Taking FMLA Leave
8-26-2014 23:44:00

WASHINGTON (CN) - Kaiser supervisors fired a man because he took time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for his lymphedema, he claims in a federal lawsuit.

Grieving Daughter Blames Kaiser for Father’s Post-Surgery Death
8-15-2014 22:23:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser’s failure to give a transfusion, among other mistakes, caused a man’s death after surgery, his daughter claims in Sonoma County Superior 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.

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 Punctured Organs & Pressed Patient to Be Quiet, She Claims
8-2-2014 03:20:00

     DENVER (CN) - Kaiser pressured a woman not to report a botched procedure to a state agency or seek legal representation, she claims in Denver County District Court.

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.

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 Fired Woman for Using Disabled Parking, She Says
7-1-2014 21:56:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser fired a woman with disabilities because she used a parking spot reserved for disabled people, she claims in a Multnomah County Court complaint.

Stroke Victim Died After Much Neglect, Grieving Family Claims
6-28-2014 02:31:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser and a nursing home are responsible for a stroke victim’s bad medical care, his family claims in a Sacramento County Superior Court lawsuit.

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.

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.

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 Blamed for Bad Meds Reaction
5-25-2014 17:14:00

     RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser hospital gave a woman medication that caused terrible chest and head pain, she claims in a malpractice lawsuit in Riverside County Superior Court.

Pain Shot Caused Boy's Infection, Requiring 6 Surgeries, Mom Says
5-25-2014 16:24:00

     ALAMEDA, Calif. (CN) - A 14-year-old boy got a serious infection after Kaiser doctors gave him painkiller shots in the buttocks, his mother claims in Alameda County court.

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.

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.

Ex-Kaiser Employee Alleges Racism
5-12-2014 22:07:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former Kaiser employee claims someone hanged a doll in blackface in his work area with a racist note, in a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

$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.

Hernia Surgery Went Awry, Grieving Family Says
4-17-2014 23:59:00

     MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - A woman died of a perforated bowel following hernia surgery because doctors were “busy,” her family claims in a lawsuit filed in Contra Costa 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.

Kaiser Blamed for Deadly Psychotic Episode
By Barbara Wallace
4-8-2014 23:32:00

     LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CN) - An elderly man killed his wife of 40 years because of Kaiser's poor psychiatric care, he and his brother-in-law claim in Gwinnett County State Court.

Kaiser Fired Lab Assistant on Trumped-Up Charges, She Claims
3-27-2014 00:34:00

     OAHU, Hawaii (CN) - Kaiser managers harassed a lab assistant who reported ethnic bias and a co-worker’s drug use, she claims  in Hawaii’s First Circuit 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 Wrongfully Fired Billing Clerk, She Says
3-4-2014 16:45:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser misrepresented a billing clerk’s medical restrictions, made her cry, and then fired her on a pretext after her boss took embarrassing pictures of her rear.

Kaiser Kept Misdiagnosing a Blood Clot, Man Says
3-4-2014 16:44:00

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (CN) - A man almost lost his leg because Kaiser said his pain was from exhaustion when it was really a dangerous blood clot, he claims in 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.

Kaiser Forced Manager Out of Her Job, She Claims
2-24-2014 22:19:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A mammography program director caught a technician fudging exam records, and was punitively forced out of her job, she claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Blamed for Brain Damage
By Barbara Wallace
2-20-2014 21:20:00

     GREENBELT, Md. (CN) - A woman has brain damage after a financially-motivated hospital transfer led to respiratory and cardiac arrest in the ambulance, her husband claims in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Baby Died Due to Delayed Cesarean, Mother Claims
1-31-2014 23:42:00

     BALTIMORE (CN) - A timely Cesarean section would have saved a baby’s life, but medical staff waited too long, his mother claims in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Kaiser and UC Doctors Blamed for Death
1-31-2014 23:18:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A 34-year-old man died of coronary artery disease after Kaiser and UCLA doctors under-diagnosed his chest pain, his family claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Sexual Harassment, Hostility and Retaliation at Kaiser, Man Claims
1-24-2014 23:52:00

     ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - A former Kaiser employee says in a Placer lawsuit that a co-worker harassed him by putting criticisms in daily logs, and then became his supervisor and retaliated against him for complaining.

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.

Family Blames Kaiser for Dad's Death
1-9-2014 22:03:00

     ROCKVILLE, Md. (CN) - A patient died of a heart attack after Kaiser Hospitals refused more than two months of requests for tests, his family claims in court in Montgomery County 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.

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.

Elderly Man Suffocated as Kaiser Abandoned Him, Daughter Says
By Barbara Wallace
12-23-2013 15:57:00

     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) - A 74-year-old man died of suffocation as Kaiser nurses tried without success to get a doctor to transfer him to the ICU, his family claims in a wrongful death action filed in Sonoma County Superior Court.

Kaiser Botched Spine Surgery, Patient Says
12-12-2013 21:21:00

      PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - Kaiser surgeons tore a spinal membrane during surgery and bungled post-op care, leaving a patient with permanent neurologic damage, he claims in in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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

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

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.

HIV Patient: Kaiser Canceled Surgery
By Philip A. Janquart
11-12-2013 23:56:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor canceled hip replacement surgery for a patient with HIV "for fear of his medical team's safety," the man says in a $750,000 Multnomah County Complaint.

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."

Blood Clot Killed Mother, Her Estate Claims
11-12-2013 23:51:00

     RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - Although she had been treated in the past for a pulmonary embolism, a 65-year-old woman’s post-operative anticoagulants were stopped too soon, leading to her death, her grieving daughter alleges in a complaint filed in Arlington County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Denied Life Flight, Husband Died, Widow Claims
11-12-2013 23:20:00

     CLEVELAND (CN) - Kaiser cancelled her husband’s Life Flight transfer although Marymount Hospital said he needed critical care transport to the Cleveland Clinic, and he died as a result, his widow alleges in a complaint filed in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

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.

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.

Parents: Delayed C-Section Gave Baby Brain Damage
10-15-2013 23:44:00

     DECATUR, Ga. (CN) - A couple blames Kaiser Permanente, a hospital, a doctor and a midwife for their baby’s permanent brain damage, claiming in a malpractice complaint that a Cesarean was performed too late, after hours of unproductive labor and fetal distress.

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.

Kaiser Docs Botched Leg Surgery, Patient Says
9-18-2013 23:56:00

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Because two Kaiser doctors botched a patient's orthopedic surgery, she will need a second surgery, she claims in a complaint filed in Sacramento County Superior Court.

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.

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

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

Patient Alleges Botched Surgery
9-5-2013 22:47:00

     RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (CN) - Doctors at a Kaiser hospital botched an emergency procedure, a woman claims in a San Bernardino Superior Court complaint.

Undiagnosed Brain Bleed Killed Woman, Husband Says
8-9-2013 22:49:00

     DECATUR, Ga. (CN) - A brain hemorrhage went undiagnosed, killing a “vibrant wife, mother and business professional,” her husband claims in a complaint filed in DeKalb County State Court.

Kaiser Won’t Honor Benefits Plan, Woman Says
8-6-2013 00:39:00

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A woman who needed surgery to remove cysts from her back claims a Kaiser hospital refused to pay out benefits to have it completed, she says in District Court.

Kaiser Accused of Saying 'Redheads Bleed More'
By Barbara Wallace
8-5-2013 23:47:00

     ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser staff dismissed "blood pouring uncontrollably out of" a patient's hand during surgery and "unbearable" pain afterward by saying "redheads bleed more," she claims in Placer County Superior 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.

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.

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 Doctors Responsible for Woman’s Death, Parents Say
7-27-2013 01:22:00

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (CN) - A doctor at a Kaiser hospital misdiagnosed a woman’s symptoms, leading to her death, her parents say in a California 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.

Woman Claims Painful Infection Ate Away Shoulder Bone
By Tish Kraft
7-18-2013 23:10:00

     ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CN) - Kaiser's failure to diagnose and treat a woman's oozing bone infection resulted in part of her shoulder being eaten away, she claims in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Family Seeks $10M, Saying Sickle-Cell Was Not Properly Treated
7-16-2013 20:46:00

   ARLINGTON, Va. (CN) - Kaiser's failure to properly treat a woman's sickle cell-related condition over the years resulted in her death at 20, her family claims in a $10 million lawsuit filed in Arlington County Circuit Court, Virginia.

Kaiser Misdiagnosed Infection 4 Times, Woman's Family Says
7-8-2013 17:48:00

MODESTO, Calif. (CN) – A deceased woman’s family claims Kaiser’s emergency room misdiagnosed her and sent her home three times in one week. On her fourth visit “she complained of pain so bad that she wanted to die,” so Kaiser put her on involuntary suicide watch, the family says. She died the next day with fatal sepsis.

Kaiser Doctor Cut a Nerve, Woman Says
6-28-2013 23:33:00

SALEM, Ore. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor severed a nerve during a woman’s carpal tunnel surgery, causing ongoing pain and loss of sensation in four fingers on her left hand, she claims in a complaint filed in Marion County Circuit Court.

Kaiser Left Part of Tumor on Man's Spine, He Says
By Barbara Wallace
6-26-2013 22:07:00

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) -  Kaiser doctors were slow to diagnose and treat a man's spinal tumor and did not remove it all when they finally operated, he claims in Multnomah County Superior Court.

Profits Override Skill in Hip Replacement Choices, Patient Says
By William Dotinga
6-26-2013 21:26:00

    LOS ANGELES (CN) – A man claims Kaiser Permanente—focusing on profits rather than skill—lacked the necessary expertise and botched his hip replacement surgery.

After the Gun Was Taken Away ...
By William Dotinga
6-26-2013 21:20:00

     (continued from " Profits Override Skill in Hip Replacement Choices, Patient Says," above)

$80M Sought in Colon Perforation Fatality
6-13-2013 23:45:00

WASHINGTON (CN) - Bad communication and follow-though caused treatment delays for a woman with ulcerative colitis, ultimately leading to her death from a perforated colon, her family claims in a wrongful death complaint against Kaiser and another hospital.

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

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

Mom Says Kaiser Fired Her for Caring for Kids
6-5-2013 23:58:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman was forced to provide doctors' notes when taking time off to care for her sick children and supervisors intimidated her by saying that "people were watching" for "patterns" in her leave requests, she claims in Los Angeles 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.

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

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

Fired Under False Pretenses, Former Kaiser Employee Says
5-2-2013 22:29:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A 58-year-old Director of Account Management for Kaiser Permanente was fired for unspecified “compliance violations,” and replaced with a much younger woman, she says in a complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

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

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

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.

Kaiser Fires Man for Being Christian, He Claims
4-11-2013 15:49:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A man was subjected to religious discrimination and eventually lost his job for reporting it, he claims in a complaint filed in Riverside County Superior Court.

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.

Kaiser Blamed for Man’s Death
3-27-2013 04:30:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman is suing Kaiser Permanente and its doctors in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging they failed to properly care for her sick husband, leading to his death.

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.

Bedsore Grew to 'Horrific' Size, Family Says
3-20-2013 19:04:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - An 80-year-old woman developed a bedsore that grew to more than three times its original size, while she also developed sepsis and pneumonia, her daughter claims in a complaint filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Undiagnosed Appendicitis Led to Embolism, Man Claims
3-19-2013 18:32:00

 BOULDER, Colo. (CN) - A Kaiser nurse practitioner did not correctly diagnose a man’s appendicitis, and when he later had surgery at a non-Kaiser hospital, bad post-op care gave him a deep vein thrombosis and double pulmonary embolism, he says in a complaint filed in Boulder County District Court.

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.

Kaiser Profiling Causes Baby Brain Damage, Mother Says
3-12-2013 20:58:00

HONOLULU, Hawaii (CN) - A Kaiser hospital refused emergency medical care to a pregnant mother based on her financial status, and the baby was born prematurely and with brain damage, the woman claims in a complaint filed in U.S. Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii.

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

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

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.

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.

Kaiser Transferred Dying Man to Nursing Homes with No Treatment Advice, Daughters Claim
2-15-2013 18:23:00

San Mateo, Calif. (CN) – Two women claim a Kaiser Foundation emergency room discharged their father and sent him to a series of convalescent hospitals without informing anyone what needed rehabilitation.

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 Made to Fill Out Paperwork While Dying of Heart Attack, Wife Says
By Julie Baker-Dennis
2-14-2013 20:57:00

Los Angeles (CN) – Kaiser’s emergency room surveillance camera captured a man's heart attack and death while the hospital's receptionist refused to call an alert until the necessary paperwork was filled out.

Woman Claims Kaiser Docs Killed Mother through Mixed-Drug OD
By William Dotinga
2-14-2013 13:33:00

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A woman claims Kaiser Permanente doctors killed her mother by over-prescribing depressants that led to her suffocation.

Man Says Kaiser Doc Left Excess Surgical Mesh in His Chest
2-14-2013 10:27:00

(CN) - A man claims a Kaiser doctor failed to remove extra pieces of composite mesh from his chest following surgery.

Stressed-out Kaiser Accountant Fired for Taking Leave, She Says
2-14-2013 10:14:00

(CN) - An accountant for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan claims she was fired after complaining about poor management and the department's workload, and for taking medical leave because of the stress.

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

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

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.

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.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Chest Tumor Diagnosed as Chicken Pox, Woman Says
By William Dotinga
2-8-2013 18:40:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Doctors at an Orange County, Calif. Kaiser Permanente hospital treated a woman for chicken pox before discovering she actually had Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to court documents.

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

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

Doctors Bungled Back Surgery and Failed to Notice, Man Says
By William Dotinga
2-8-2013 15:14:00

HONOLULU (CN) - Kaiser doctors incorrectly fused a man's vertebrae during back surgery, resulting in permanent nerve damage and a condition known as "foot drop."

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 Raped Patient and 'Stole Her Weed,' She Claims
By Philip A. Janquart
2-7-2013 15:30:00

     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CN) - Two Kaiser Permanente doctors got a patient drunk, "raped and sodomized her, exposed her to genital herpes, and then stole her weed," the patient claims in Sonoma County Superior Court.

Excessive Meds Blamed for Huge Hemorrhoids, Incontinence
By Barbara Wallace
1-26-2013 20:42:00

     ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CN) - A Kaiser doctor prescribed 10 medications following a man's car accident, which gave him "huge hemorrhoids" requiring surgery, followed by "uncontrolled flatulence and incontinence causing uncontrolled soilization of his clothing," the man claims in a complaint filed in Arapahoe County District Court.

Fired for Alleging Unsafe Work Practices, Says Nurse
By Tish Kraft
1-26-2013 20:01:00

     HONOLULU, Hawaii (CN) - A nurse was suspended and then fired over "fabricated" allegations of "serious workplace violence," after she reported numerous safety and patient issues at Kaiser Hospital in Honolulu, she claims in a complaint filed in O'ahu First Circuit Court, 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.

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.

Brain Infection Treated with Tylenol, Family Says
By Barbara Wallace
1-8-2013 15:18:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) - While her husband and daughters pleaded for help, a hospitalized woman's condition deteriorated, leading to her death from an untreated brain infection, her family claims in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

Estate: Death by Undiagnosed Pulmonary Embolism
11-15-2012 00:45:00

     WASHINGTON (CN) - When a morbidly obese woman went to Kaiser hospital for shortness of breath, the doctor did not provide the proper testing to diagnose her pulmonary embolism and sent her home too soon, resulting in her death later that morning, her estate claims in a complaint filed in District of Columbia Superior Court.

Kaiser Slapped With Wrongful Death Suit
By Philip A. Janquart
11-14-2012 02:48:00

     WASHINGTON (CN) - A woman is suing a Kaiser hospital for $2 million in federal court, claiming her mother died under the care of one of its physicians, according to a District of Columbia Superior Court complaint.

Bathroom Fall Led to Other Indignities, Woman Claims
By Barbara Wallace
11-10-2012 20:17:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - While recovering from knee replacement surgery, a Kaiser patient fell in the bathroom, breaking her ankle, while two physical therapists watched, she claims in a malpractice and false imprisonment lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Ear Infection Results in Meningitis, Man Says
By Barbara Wallace
11-7-2012 03:17:00

     SAN DIEGO (CN) - Two Kaiser doctors and its audiology lab underdiagnosed a man's ear infection, leaving him with permanent damage from meningitis, he claims in San Diego County Superior Court.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kaiser Puts Profit Ahead of Patient Care, Says Doctor in Lawsuit
By William Dotinga
5-19-2012 15:05:00

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A doctor suing Kaiser Foundation Health and its subsidiaries for discrimination also accuses the medical group of putting profits ahead of patient care and forcing her resignation when she spoke out.

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.

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

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

Kaiser Defenses Axed in Admin Officer Suit
By William Dotinga
3-3-2012 14:11:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A judge rejected most of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan's objections to a wrongful termination and libel suit brought by one of its chief administrative officers who complained that Kaiser was funneling money to for-profit entities.

Judge Rejects Kaiser Defenses
By William Dotinga
3-1-2012 14:23:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A judge rejected most of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan's objections to a wrongful termination and libel suit brought by one of its chief administrative officers who complained that Kaiser was funneling money to for-profit entities.

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

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

Diagnosis, Liver Transplant
1-20-2012 17:26:00

     (CN)- A woman suffered acute liver failure from a reaction to an unsafe hormone treatment prescription after she came to a Kaiser hospital complaining of uterine bleeding, according to a complaint in Georgia.

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.

Colonoscopy, Puncture, Pain
12-30-2011 15:54:00

     Medical malpractice action. Kaiser doctors alleged performed a colonoscopy on plaintiff Denis, who was also not fully sedated at the time. Plaintiff says he suffered a punctured colon and extreme pain.

Anti-Latino Bias Action
12-28-2011 17:12:00

     Employment discrimination action. Kaiser fired a Hispanic engineer after allegedly for leaving work to get emergency medical attention for chest pain. This was after he had complained about ongoing harassment where co-workers regularly referred to him as a "f**** Mexican." The demand is for $600,000.

Kaiser Accused of Misdiagnois on Embolism
12-28-2011 15:08:00

     Medical malpractice complaint. Kaiser doctors allegedly failed to diagnose a woman's chest pain as mild pulmonary embolism, causing her to suffer a massive blood clot in her lungs. $3.5 million. [Editor's Note: Something similar happened to my father. Kaiser doctors misdiagnosed a blood clot as a sprained ankle, whch later caused him to suffer a pulmonary embolism. Kaiser doctors then failed to put a filter above the clot causing him to suffer a second embolism while camping far from any medical facility.}

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.

Extreme Pain and Peforated Colon
11-30-2011 15:34:00

Medical malpractice action. Kaiser is allegedly responsible for a colonoscopy on plaintiff who was also not fully sedated at the time. Plaintiff, who suffered a punctured colon and extreme pain, seeks $2 million.

Deep Tissue Trauma, Necrosis, Kaiser
11-6-2011 15:58:00

     Medical negligence action. After discovering the deep tissue trauma and pressure necrosis of plaintiff's right ankle following surgery, defendant Kaiser Health Foundation failed to call for emergency assistance, increasing plaintiff's pain and skin dysfunction.

Kaiser Ignores Benefits to Patients, Abuses Nonprofit Status to Enrich Itself, Says Chief Admin Officer
By Kevin Koeninger
11-6-2011 15:39:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan's former Chief Administrative Officer claims she was fired for protesting that the putative nonprofit was "funneling funds to related for-profit Kaiser entities ... not focusing on providing benefits to patients and the community and instead using its fraudulently obtained tax-exempt status to fuel its market expansion/dominance."

Kaiser Said to Miss Big Tumor
11-6-2011 15:34:00

     (CN)- A woman says in a complaint filed in San Bernardino Superior Court that a Kaiser hospital failed to detect "a very large melanocytic tumor" on her neck when she went in complaining of a back and abdominal pain.

Software Glitch, Lost Leg
4-27-2011 15:38:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A couple filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in the Superior Court. Jeffrey and Jacquelyn Perry accuse Kaiser of the electronic record system defects which caused Jeffrey Perry to lose his leg as a result of a "software glitch."

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."

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Defibrillator, Death
8-7-2008 14:27:00

     CUYAHOGA, OHIO (CN) - A family member has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente in Ohio saying the death of her relative was caused by the "reckless disregard to the rights, health, safety, and well-being of Carol Ryan."

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."

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.

Oxycodone, Death
3-18-2011 16:36:00

     MULTNOMAH, OR (CN) - A woman accuses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest of causing her family member's death from painkillers. She filed the lawsuit in Circuit Court.

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.

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.

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.

Knee Surgery
1-21-2011 17:15:00

Virginia - Fairfax County Circuit Court. 07cv2107. Link v. Kaiser Foundation. Kaiser allegedly plaintiff 's knee replacement surgery, causing plaintiff to suffer permanent damage and pain in his knee. Plaintiff seeks $3.4 million.

B12 With Aluminum, Blindness and Pain
1-21-2011 15:33:00

Medical malpractice and product liability claim. Prednisone and vitamin B12 supplements contained high amounts of aluminum that allegedly caused plaintiff to suffer blindness, death of bone marrow and pain

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.

Spine Operation and Chronic Pain
1-20-2011 17:23:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. Kaiser doctors allegedly operated on the wrong area of plaintiff Dawn Johnson's spine, causing chronic pain in her right leg, abdomen and pelvis, among other things. $2.25 million.

Pain Medicine, Death
1-20-2011 14:33:00

Medical malpractice lawsuit. Plaintiff died allegedly because Kaiser overprescribed her pain medication. $1.8 million.

Hysterectomy, Death, Portland
1-19-2011 16:43:00

Wrongful death action. The defendants allegedly failed to treat Terri Lee Reynolds' abdominal pain and she died of sepsis and organ failure after a hysterectomy

Diagnosis, Dissected Aorta, Permanent Damage
1-19-2011 15:53:00

Medical malpractice. Kaiser allegedly discharged the plaintiff, despite worsening of his chest pain. On the same day, another hospital diagnosed him with a dissected aorta. The delay in diagnosis caused permanent neurological, cardiac, orthopedic, immune system and circulatory system damage. $4 million.

Diagnosis, Knees, Septic Shock
1-17-2011 14:38:00

Medical malpractice complaint. Kaiser allegedly failed to properly examine and diagnose the plaintiff's knee pain, which resulted in necrotizing fasciitis and septic shock

Back Pain, Quadriplegic
1-13-2011 18:37:00

Negligence case. Kaiser was allegedly negligent in caring for the plaintiff's back pain causing her to become a quadriplegic.

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

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

Denial of Care
1-11-2011 17:09:00

Medical malpractice action. The plaintiff, a black woman, says she was denied immediate treatment at the defendants' emergency room despite her shortness of breath, chest pain and palpitations. The defendants' motive to not treat the plaintiff was because she wasn't a Kaiser's health plan member at the time and because she has the appearance of someone who may be in the lower end of the economic scale, she says.

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.

Perforation of Intestine, Disability
1-7-2011 16:50:00

Medical malpractice action. Plaintiff Federico Covarrubias was under the care of Kaiser for an "ampullectomy" procedure that resulted in a perforation of his intestine, he says. Despite complaints of pain, vomiting, fever and other symptoms, he was released from the hospital less than seven hours after the surgery, according to the complaint. Continued calls to the defendants were ignored, he says, resulting in a life-threatening situation. Federico Covarrubias now suffers on-going disability and needs continuing care.

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."

Contraindicated Meds, Internal Bleeding
1-6-2011 15:58:00

Medical malpractice action. The defendant Kaiser Permanente gave the plaintiff Coumadin to thin the blood and Meloxicam for back pain which allegedly contradicted the use of Coumadin. This caused the plaintiff syncopal episodes, nausea, gastro-intestinal bleeding with hematemesis and melena, according to the complaint.

Diagnosis, Appendix, San Bernardino
12-31-2010 15:11:00

The plaintiff had severe stomach pain and was treated for an infection, but after 10 days of antibiotics she continued having pain. She later had exploratory surgery and allegedly found out that her appendix had been removed, even though it was allegedly not inflamed and had no signs of acute inflammation. CIVDS901721 Wogomon v. Kaiser Foundation. San Bernardino.

Stroke, Diagnosis, Fresno
12-31-2010 14:49:00

Plaintiff was taken to a Kaiser hospital suffering from neck pain, numbness and a burning senation in his left arm and leg. Kaiser kept him for a few hours and then transferred him to another hospital for cardiac catheterization, allegedly not realizing that all along he had been suffering from a stroke.

Privacy, Pictures, Orange County
12-30-2010 15:19:00

The plaintiff delivered a baby and had a tear that was stitched. Several days later the plaintiff was still in pain and returned to the hospital where the physician Tsai MD performed a labioplasty. When the plaintiff had questions about the procedure, the defendant doctor showed her pictures on his cell phone of her genital area. CIVDS907379 Woodbury v. Kaiser Foundation. Invasion of privacy action. San Bernardino.

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.

Chest Pain, Death, Alameda
12-30-2010 14:33:00

Complaint for medical malpractice and wrongful death. After having a pacemaker put in, the decedent complained of chest pain that was dismissed as being just from the incision. An hour later, the decedent passed away.

Diagnosis, Death
12-30-2010 11:32:00

Action claiming medical negligence and wrongful death. Despite complaining several times of chest pain, shortness of breath, and numbness and tingling in his left shoulder, the defendants physicians repeatedly failed to diagnose his heart condition, according to the complaint. Following an appointment where he presented with the afore mentioned symptoms, he was given medication for indigestion, and passed away later that night from a heart attack. RG09-489662 Bahl v. Kaiser Foundation.

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.

Death of a Boy
12-29-2010 15:15:00

Complaint over the death of a 16-year-old boy. He suffered from severe abdominal pains but was under-diagnosed, according to the complaint, as having a urinary tract infection. His appointment with a specialist was delayed for five months duirng which time he continued to suffer. He was labeled a "chronic complainer" by the staff. His condition continued to worsen with Kaiser doctors offering mental explanations. He later died in Kaiser's care, according to the complaint, while the staff trying to rescucitate him made jokes about the futility of their efforts.

Arthroscopic Surgery
12-29-2010 12:18:00

The defendants performed arthroscopic surgery on the plaintiff's right knee to look for a meniscus tear but found none, and later performed a second arthroscopy and a synovectomy to remove a portion of the plaintiff's synovial membrane. The plaintiff developed bone on bone arthritis allegedly because the radical procedure caused the padding to be removed from her knee; she also has possible complex regional pain syndrome.

Hip Replacement, Howls of Pain
12-28-2010 16:43:00

Action alleging medical malpractice and elder abuse. The 88-year-old plaintiff had a partial hip replacement at the defendant hospital, Kaiser, and was sent to the defendant care center, Foothill Oaks, to convalesce. She says staff ignored her howls of pain for weeks when her replaced hip became dislocated. The defendant hospital subsequently performed and allegedly botched a total of four hip replacements

Diverticulitis
12-28-2010 16:05:00

Medical malpractice action. Plaintiff was dealing with diverticulitis, and had part of his colon taken out. However, defendants' treatment of plaintiff left him with more health issues, he says, including "leaks from the bowels causing severe infection and pain.

Leukemia
12-28-2010 13:56:00

Wrongful death action where plaintiff Michelle Tate visited the defendant's facilities in Hayward, Modesto, Manteca and Stockton complaining of increasingly severe abdominal pain. After being diagnosed with a stomach virus and pancreatitis, plaintiff Michelle Tate died from undiagnosed leukemia that she says was undiagnosed.

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.

Sick Woman Says Kaiser's Woeful Care Made Her Worse
By Karlyn Desteno
5-11-2010 16:05:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers treated a patient with such negligence after she sought emergency care for dizziness that she developed ulcers "the circumference of a man's fist" and "lost all sensation and use of her body below her neck," the woman claims in Alameda County Court.