Widow and Son Blame Kaiser for Suicide
10-10-2018 22:43:00

     SAN DIEGO (CN) – A man committed suicide after Kaiser inadequately treated his hallucinations and other symptoms, his widow and son claim in San Diego County Superior Court.

     My Ty T. Luong and Hao Tran, individually and as successors in interest of the Estate of Kurt Ullrich, sued Kaiser Permanente, Q.F. Chacon-Lopez, M.D., M.P.H. and Karen Olmscheid-Koerner, MFT/PhD and Heidi Sattler, LCSW for professional negligence/medical malpractice, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, willful misconduct, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition.
     Luong and Tran are Ullrich’s widow and son, according to the complaint.
     In June 2017, Ullrich sought care at Kaiser for “mental disorientation and hallucinations, and severe anxiety and emotional dysfunctions,” the complaint states.
     Luong and Tran contend Kaiser and its professional staff did not adequately respond to Ullrich’s suicide risk, resulting in his death.
     My Ty Luong and Hao Tran seek general, special and punitive damages, personal property damages, attorney’s fees, costs of suit, expert costs and a jury trial. They are represented by Todd Glanz of Lawyers for Justice.