Couple Blames Kaiser for Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – Cervical cancer diagnosis was delayed by inaccurate pap smear reading, a couple claims in Alameda County Superior Court.
Rita Prado sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, dba Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Oakland/Richmond, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. and Southern California Permanente Medical Group for medical malpractice and negligence. Her husband Milton Prado also sued for loss of consortium.
According to the lawsuit, Rita Prado, 30, was diagnosed with advanced cancer around three years after her pap smear was misread.
“Plaintiff did not discover both the injury and the negligent cause of her injury until approximately April 30, 2018 when she was first diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer, and some time thereafter, when the pap smear test of 2015 was pathologically re-read and reported as being histologically abnormal at Kaiser Oakland Medical Center,” the complaint states.
Rita and Milton Prado seek general and special damages, past and future medical expenses, lost future earnings and earning capacity and costs of suit. They are represented by Bruce G. Fagel in Beverly Hills.