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Nov. 8, 2010
Kaiser-Moreno Valley was being asked to do anesthesia in a way that was inferior, dangerous, and compromised patient safety due to the hospital's financial strains and resistance from Kaiser-Riverside from conducting pediatric evaluations.


Nov. 8, 2010
Kaiser Moreno Valley  Anesthesiologist says Kaiser ignored
physician complaints about hospital inadequacies until two patients died.



October 2010
Kaiser M.D. whistleblower states that only 2,850 out of 57,000 elderly and other special needs patients received care out of a 13 BILLION a year budget paid by Medicare.

August 31, 2007

$903,000 awarded

September 1, 2006
Hard Time For Kaiser Patients To Get Day In Court


After reform, Kaiser still in spotlight 

May 28, 2004Ex-worker sues Kaiser over X-ray standards

May 4, 2004
Kaiser sued in instrument scare

March 17, 2004

Kaiser Arbitration May Be Unenforceable, Says Unfair Business Competition
Case Finalized Today


12/28/2002
$1 million arbitration
 
Kaiser loses ruling in death of newborn


March 11 2002

The American Arbitration Assn. will no longer allow its arbitrators to handle health care cases unless both sides voluntarily agree to the out-of-court process

October 5 2001

Informed Consent as written by a Kaiser Permanente physician

05/17/2001
Allegations in medical community fly -- including bribery, conspiracy.

03/17/2001
Area physicians sue Kaiser Class-action case stems from HMO's decision to leave Kansas City area

March 1, 2000
$1 million arbitration

Kaiser and Arbitration in California

Arbitration Agreements in Health Care: Myths and Reality
Elizabeth Rolph; Erik Moller; John E. Rolph
Duke University School of Law

Are HMOs liable for acts of independent contractor physicians by Stuart Gerson in Physician Executive, Sept-Oct-1989


Doc Scorches Kaiser Hospital in Southern California
November 9, 2010
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) - The Kaiser hospital in Moreno Valley cuts corners and risks the lives of patients, and ignored doctors' complaints about its inadequacies until two patients died, an anesthesiologist claims in Superior Court.



$903,000 awarded to councilman's widow By Cheryl Clark
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
August 31, 2007
 SAN DIEGO – The late San Diego Councilman Charles Lewis was never told by his longtime Kaiser physician Willie Thigpen that he had a serious liver disease and that drinking alcohol would hasten his death, an arbitration judge has ruled.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070831-9999-7m31lewis.html

mirrored for historical purposes at:  http://horror.kaiserpapers.org/lewis.html

Also found at Kaiser Permanente THRIVE Exposed! - http://www.kaiserthrive.org



After reform, Kaiser still in spotlight 
Other insurers move toward the company's arbitration model even as critics say its changes haven't gone far enough.  By Daniel Costello, Special to The Times 
Originally Posted at: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-kaiser30jun30,1,6053578.story

Area physicians sue Kaiser Class-action case stems from HMO's decision to leave Kansas City area
http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/kandyst.html
cross referenced with: http://drphillips.kaiserpapers.org/kansaswaxman.html
and  http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/kpmedicalserviceagreement.html
and  http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/articlek.html
and  http://ekaiserinsurance.kaiserpapers.org/
and  http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/50.html
and  http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/unauthorized-outline.html
and  http://businesspractices.kaiserpapers.org/scarlinakp.html
and  http://news.kaiserpapers.org/kickedoutnews.html

Ex-worker sues Kaiser over X-ray standards 
A former Kaiser Permanente employee filed a whistle-blower lawsuit this week against the health care network, claiming he was fired for complaining to regulators about Kaiser's X-ray standards. 
http://nwnews.kaiserpapers.org/xraystandards.html


Kaiser sued in instrument scare
A class-action lawsuit was filed Monday in Sacramento Superior Court on behalf of more than 1,000 Kaiser Permanente patients who may have been exposed to contaminated instruments.
http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/soupy.html


Hard Time For Kaiser Patients To Get Day In Court
http://cbs5.com/local/local_story_244205451.html

September 1, 2006 - CBS5 San Francisco Reporter Anna Werner
(CBS 5) Getting out of bed is hard for John Pellini. He can barely walk.

"The whole body, my shoulder my hands, everything aches," Pellini said.

He even needs help breathing. For John's family it's a 24/7 job.

"I feel guilty because I have always been the type of person to do things by myself," Pellini said.

John's family said he could walk fine just over a year ago, when he checked into the emergency
room at Kaiser in Hayward, complaining of a pain in his leg. A few days later, it became even worse.


mirrored for historical purposes at: http://www.kaiserpapers.org/pellini.html

Arbitration provider breaks with HMOs, saying it will no longer handle such cases 
unless both sides agree to the out-of-court process.

....The American Arbitration Assn. will no longer allow its arbitrators to handle health care cases unless both sides voluntarily agree to the out-of-court process, said Senior Vice President Robert E. Meade.

The group's move, officials and lawmakers say, will put pressure on California doctors, hospitals and health plans to stop forcing patients into arbitration. In many states, laws prohibit mandatory arbitration clauses, which are signed as a condition of joining a health plan or seeking care from a medical provider.

http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/2b.html

Kaiser Arbitration May Be Unenforceable, Says Unfair Business Competition
Case Finalized
March 17, 2004

"Kaiser broke California law by forcing patients into secret arbitration proceedings without fully
and properly disclosing that they had given up their rights. Today's filing closes the door on the
HMO's illegal actions. The unfair business competition law was the only tool I had to hold Kaiser
accountable for its deception. With today's resolution of the case, Kaiser should take back the
donation it made to the anti- patient initiative and stop its efforts to restrict patients' rights,"

 
http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/arbitrationnot.html

Kaiser and Arbitration in California

Early in my practice, I found no problem with Kaiser arbitrations. The cases I had early were relatively small, i.e. for less than $300,000. As my practice has grown, however, and I began to bring larger cases against Kaiser, I began to notice heavy pressure to settle these cases from the judges who would eventually serve as the "neutral" arbitrator.

Recently, I had a large "bad baby" case in Kaiser arbitration: Guzman Groves v. Kaiser.  In that case it became clear that Kaiser had two different obstetrical services: one a midwife service, and one a
doctor service. If you were assigned to the midwife service, you never saw a doctor until and unless the midwife became alarmed, and thought she needed a doctor to help.  Read more at:

http://www.rescuehealthcareday.com/arbitration.htm

Kaiser loses ruling in death of newborn
ARBITRATION: An attorney says the doctor used standard procedures to treat
the birth defect.
12/28/2002
By DOUGLAS E. BEEMAN
THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
A Murrieta couple has won a $1 million arbitration case against Kaiser Permanente stemming from the death of their newborn daughter nearly three years ago. An arbitrator ruled that the doctor who performed the surgery to repair a birth defect used poor judgment when complications arose after the operation.


Under California's law limiting general damages in medical liability cases, the award was reduced to $250,000.

The couple, Rachelle and Leon Phillips, say the award is small compensation for the loss of their child. More important, Rachelle Phillips said, is that Kaiser has been held responsible for its error that cost Renea Phillips her life.

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_NEWS_nkaiser28.58021.html

mirrored and preserved at: http://californianews.kaiserpapers.org/newborn.html


Lawsuits get more complex
Filed: 05/17/2001
By MICHELLE TERWILLEGER
Californian staff writer
e-mail: mterwilleger@bakersfield.com

Allegations in medical community fly -- including bribery, conspiracy.

A pair of lawsuits in the medical community that started out as disputes over money have developed into complex litigation involving allegations of bribery and possible plots to put people out of business.

......."They were concerned that Kaiser and BFMC were the fastest growing managed care entities in town. They did not have stable relationships with those two entities," said Arthur Chenen, attorney for BFMC.
http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/terwilleger.html


Article saved from the now defunct web address at: http://www.emedicine.com/ent/topic181.htm
Informed Consent as written by a Kaiser Permanente physician and published in eMedicine Journal, October 5 2001, Volume 2, Number 10 Copyright 2001, eMedicine.com, Inc.

Author: Matthew L Howard, MD, JD, Head and Neck Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Rosa, California
(NOTE:  Dr. Howard has since retired from the Permanente)
http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/informedconsent.html

See Related:  

How informed is signed consent?
D J Byrne, A Napier, and A Cuschieri
http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/pdfs/1988informedconsent.pdf


Arbitration Agreements in Health Care: Myths and Reality
Elizabeth Rolph; Erik Moller; John E. Rolph
Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 60, No. 1, Medical Malpractice: External Influences and
Controls: [Part 1]. (Winter, 1997), pp. 153-184.
Duke University School of Law


Are HMOs liable for acts of independent contractor physicians by Stuart Gerson in Physician Executive, Sept-Oct-1989
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0843/is_n5_v15/ai_8134817
mirrored for historical purposes at:  http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/stuartgerson.html





































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