Botched Care Caused Pulmonary Emboli, Woman Claims
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.
Elizabeth Urquhart sued Lindy Coyote O’Leary, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Health Plans, Inc. and Kaiser Hospitals, Inc., for medical malpractice. She seeks economic damages, including past and future wage loss and medical expenses; and non-economic damages, including shock, fright, pain, hospitalizations, surgeries and loss of enjoyment of life.
Urquhart is not a Kaiser member, according to the complaint.
Kaiser “provided substandard care for plaintiff’s work injury,” and as a result, Urquhart “developed life-threatening pulmonary emboli and other conditions and diseases such that she had to be hospitalized, undergo surgeries and other intensive treatment,” and she now has increased risks of other coagulation-related problems, Urquhart’s complaint states.
Urquhart is represented by Joel Selik of San Marcos, Calif. and Suzanne H. Mindlin of Cardiff by the Sea.