|Jan 2015 -
Family Blames Kaiser for Cardiac Death
HEART ATTACK PATIENT SUES KAISER -
Eddie Barnett Jr., who had been diagnosed with a heart condition, died
during a game last year
Jan 2015 - Family Blames Kaiser for
Cardiac Death - By BARBARA WALLACE
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser cardiac patient died because doctors
failed to act when he stopped urinating, his family claims in court.
Sylvia Mack, widow of Anthony
Mack, sued Kaiser and two of its doctors on Dec. 17 in Superior Court,
alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death.
Grant High player's mother
files wrongful death suit
The (Portland, OR) - Friday, March 3, 2006
Author: JOHN KILLEN, The
An attorney for the mother of Eddie Barnett Jr., the Grant basketball
player who died after collapsing during a game
at Madison on Feb. 23, 2005, has filed a wrongful death suit against
the Kaiser Foundation
Health Plan and Oregon Health & Science University.
A woman who suffered a massive heart attack and permanent injury filed
a $2.2 million lawsuit Wednesday against Kaiser
Permanente and several others, including a Kaiser doctor, claiming
In the lawsuit, Caroll Hogan said that on July 28, 1997, she received
medical advice and treatment from Dr
. Rachot Vacharothone
Kaiser's Vancouver Medical Office.
- The Susan Kasperski Story
Kasperski is a long time Southern California Kaiser Permanente patient.
has prepared a chronology of negative events that she had to endure
while THRIVING in the hands of Kaiser. Susan has kept a
diary over the years. This is a pretty good example of
medicine in practice and shows just how bad the patient experience is
once an illness or disease needs treatment and the patient has no other
financial reasons Susan has been unable to drop
Kaiser and obtain medical insurance elsewhere she states. Susan's
story is not uncommon. It is very sad that any patient in
should be forced to endure such unprofessional treatment.
Please read her
In May 2004 I went to the Dr. for my blood pressure, asthma and
Dr. took my pressure and saw it was high. I honestly begged her for a
treatment as I have been through this all my life so I know what will
it down. ... Two days later I had a stroke.( in emergency untreated for
Sharon Wolf Story -
2003 The story of how a young
not medically treated for heart disease and is now basically abandoned
by Kaiser Permanente and their medical system. The presented
indicates that Sharon could have been saved but is it now too
Will medical people finally help Sharon so she will be able to watch
grandchildren grow up?
Heartfelt Error - Zahman
Ahmed victim of Kaiser - Kaiser Santa Clara Story
May 1995, Zahman Ahmed*, a
Silicon Valley tech worker was admitted into a Kaiser Clinic in Santa
Clara, Calif. Although Ahmed was complaining of chest pains, the E.R.
physicians told him that he looked too slim and healthy to be having a
heart attack, denied him any sort of cardiac testing and sent him home.
In Room 512-B/Kaiser
March 29, 2002 will be the eighth observation of my mother's death
in room 512-B, at the L.A. Medical Center-- A.K.A. "Kaiser Sunset."
Just days before her death, Mom had experienced chest pains severe
enough that she felt the need for emergency medical treatment; she'd
experienced the pain intermittently for one year, though medical tests
indicated esophageal spasms were the culprit.
-- Kaiser Permanente - An HMO has agreed to pay $5.35 million to a
who claimed that medical cost-cutting led to a man's death from
Lawyers for the family of Ronald Henderson alleged that
a plan by Kaiser Permanente's North
Texas HMO to cut hospital expenses
by 45 percent, plus an HMO official's speech that stressed putting
bottom line'' first, led to the 56-year-old man's death.
agreed to the settlement Tuesday after a test
jury in a novel nonbinding minitrial said it would have awarded the
more than 10 times that amount if the case had gone to an actual trial.
Leaves Jury Outraged -FORREST SAWYER-
HMO Leaves Jury Outraged
Feb. 13, 1998
malpractice lawsuit in Texas, a family claiming the
negligence of the country’s largest HMO, Kaiser Permanente, left
their loved one dead.
emerged, an internal speech by a Kaiser administrator. The
administrator painted a picture of a company that appeared willing to
risk placing profit above patient welfare. Together with the rest of
the evidence, the speech stunned jurors and helped drive Kaiser to
settle the lawsuit for millions.
the public’s growing fear of health maintenance organizations.
Kaiser Permanente has itself endured dozens of lawsuits and three
blistering government investigations while across the country HMOs are
consumer confidence and facing demands for tough new
legislation, all this at the same time that more people than ever
before are provided medical coverage by HMOs. What’s gone wrong
with a system intended to help contain the boiling growth in the cost
of health care?
WILLIAMS (VO) Dr John Vogt is
that official. He’s an associate medical director at Kaiser
Permanente in Texas. Little did Vogt know that when he gave that speech
to an HMO industry conference in 1995, that it would become such a
damaging piece of evidence. The topic? Cutting costs. And these are
of his more
controversial remarks. “The first thing
that ever comes out of a Kaiser CEO now is what’s the bottom
line,” and, “ ... any time you have to balance the budget,
how do you do it? You cut utilization, drop referral rates,
your hospitalization. The budget balances. We all go home ... “
And Vogt continued. At one point he refers to Kaiser’s urgent
care centers or UCCs. “We basically said to the UCC doctors if
you value your job, you won’t say anything about hospitalization.
All you’ll say is I think you need further evaluation and Dr
Schmoe is going to come in and talk with you.
results not shared with patient, family
has to pursue 2nd opinion just in time to save fathers life. (As told
daughter Joni Canada, RN)
1996 my father was given an angiogram whilst an inpatient.
The Doctor who gave our family the results recommended against bypass
and wanted to discharge him on trial medications. We were not satisfied
with these recommendations and sought a second opinion. The second
recommended immediate bypass surgery!