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

    OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Two Kaiser hospitals refused to provide chemotherapy for lung cancer during the last month of a woman's life, her widower claims in a lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court.
     Harcheren Kang sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Jed A. Katzel, M.D. and Niti K. Mann, D.O. for wrongful death and professional negligence.
     According to Mr. Kang’s complaint, his wife, Kanwarjit Kang, was a lung cancer patient at Kaiser’s Santa Clara and Hayward facilities in the fall of 2012.
     Between Sept. 11 and Oct. 5, “defendants, and each of them, negligently and carelessly failed and refused to provide chemotherapy treatments to plaintiff to arrest the progress of the disease even though plaintiff requested the same,” the complaint states.
     Mrs. Kang, “a faithful, loving, and dutiful spouse,” died of lung cancer on Oct. 5, according to the complaint.
     Mr. Kang seeks general damages, funeral and burial expenses, medical and related expenses, interest and costs of suit. He is represented by Ronald Z. Berki of San Jose.