Kaiser Blamed for Man’s Death
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman is suing Kaiser Permanente and its doctors in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging they failed to properly care for her sick husband, leading to his death.
Ramiro Perez had consulted with Kaiser physicians Feb. 26, 2012, complaining of abdominal pain, constipation, gas/bloating and nausea/vomiting. He died two days later, his wife, Livia, alleging doctors failed to properly treat her husband for the cause of his symptoms.
She said the defendants, “carelessly and negligently managed the care of decedent, Ramiro Perez, and failed to monitor and supervise his care and failed to recommend proper follow up for his care.”
Joining Livier Perez as co-plaintiffs are daughters Blanca, Livia and Ashley Perez, a minor. They jointly name as defendants Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Monterey Park Hospital AHMC, Dr. Christopher Donald Walker, Dr. Hy Phung Ngo and Dr. Joel E. Arroyo.
The plaintiffs seek general and special damages.
Claudia C. Osuna and Juan F. Dotson, of Osuna & Dotson in South Gate, Calif, represent them.