Office Visit Becomes an ER Visit, Suit Claims
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) – Following the directions of a Kaiser employee during her medical appointment led to injuries from a fall, according to the patient’s San Bernardino Superior Court lawsuit.
Josefina Velazquez sues Kaiser Permanente International and Kaiser Permanente High Desert/Victorville Medical Offices for premises liability and general negligence.
Velazquez says that when she arrived for her medical appointment, a Kaiser employee told her to sit in a particular chair. The chair had wheels, and as she was taking a seat, it rolled out from under her. As a result, she hit the concrete floor and injured her head and the right side of her body. She then had to be taken to the emergency room following the fall.
The rolling chair represented a dangerous condition, and the defendants’ employee did not “guard or warn against the dangerous condition,” according to the action.
Velazquez seeks general damages, and recompense for hospital and medical expenses and for loss of earning capacity.
The plaintiff is represented by Sandra H. Castro of the Law Offices of Sandra H. Castro in Ontario, California.