Woman Blames Kaiser for Newborn’s Neurological Damage
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A woman’s newborn baby has neurological damage because of Kaiser's care, she claims in a Riverside County Superior Court.
Maria Toma gave birth to Benjamin Toma at a Kaiser hospital in Riverside County on April 18, 2008. She says Benjamin’s care was subpar throughout the delivery and in subsequent referrals to other healthcare providers.
“The defendants … negligently, carelessly and unskillfully selected various hospitals and physicians and other health care providers, negligently delivered, examined, resuscitated, treated, cared for, diagnosed, operated upon, attended and otherwise handled and controlled the minor plaintiff … proximately causing injuries and neurological damages,” the complaint states.
Toma sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Southern California Permanente Medical Group for medical negligence.
She says she stands to lose her earning potential because of her child’s injuries and will incur indefinite future medical costs to care for him. She seeks general damages, past and future medical expenses and loss of future earning and earning capacity, as well as costs.
Toma is represented by Bruce Fagel, in Beverly Hills, Calif.