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Kaiser Permanente Patient Horror Stories

Stephen Keller
Pacifica, CA
HMO Denies Heart Patient Access to Cardiologist, Denies Hospitalization for Drug Treatment

Jennifer Daugherty
Surgical Misadventure," "Lack of Safeguards" Leads to Child's Death

Charla Cooper
San Francisco, CA
HMO misses diagnosis, denies referral, endangering woman's fertility

Elizabeth Wooldridge
Hercules , CA
Infant Dies After HMO Fails to Approve $50 Test.
( Told by Elizabeth's mother Jamie Wooldridge )

Pegy Earhart 
Sun Valley, CA

HMO IGNORES CANCEROUS MOLE , DELAYS PATIENT REQUEST TO CHANGE DOCTORS, PATIENT DIES

HMO Shuns Diagnostic Test; Patient Nearly Dies of Pulmonary Embolism

Mary Cromwell 
Alameda, CA

HMO DENIES LUNG TRANSPLANT, PATIENT TOLD TO LAUNCH FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR LIFE SAVING CARE

Marianne Lynch
Sacramento, CA
HMO denies hysterectomy recommended by doctor

George Alger
Sacramento, CA
Kaiser tells seriously injured patient to finish traction at his own expense. (Told by George T. Alger)

William Pratt
Vacaville, CA
Delayed Specialist Visit, Delayed Medications, Unnecessary Pain and Suffering. Patricia Pratt (about her husband, William), Vacaville, California

Josphine Rigelsky
Livonia, Michigan
Woman Dies Mysteriously - Hospital Withholds Records While Regulators Ignore Family's Pleas (as told by her daughter Maryjo Highland, San Diego)

Raymond Erickson
Fremont, CA
Angiogram results not shared with patient, family has to pursue 2nd opinion just in time to save fathers life. (As told by daughter Joni Canada, RN)

Evelyn Delaney
San Luis Obispo, CA
HMO REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE PATIENTS ILLNESS, DISCONTINUES ESSENTIAL TREATMENT.

Katherine Hallisy
San Francisco, CA
Mother Leaves Critically Ill Child's Bedside to Fight With HMO; Worries About Future Care. (Told by Katherine's mother, Dr. Julia A. Hallisy)

Kaiser Cited Again For Improper Use Of Unlicensed Surgical Technicians!!!
On August 6th, the CNA received written notice from the DHS that they had issued another Statement of Deficiencies (SOD) against Kaiser-Sacramento (Morse Ave.) facility for their improper use of unlicensed surgical technicians. 

Kaiser cited for use of unlicensed help - Aug. 18, 1998
Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Rosa has been cited by the state Department of Health Services for allowing a technician to perform medical procedures during orthopedic operations.

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