Below are ten more Kaiser Permanente scandals from the time period when we were not regularly updating this website. Most of this information comes to us in Google News and Blog Alerts, but recently the Big G has taken it upon itself to carry water for Kaiser, and has blocked most critical websites from the [...]
Lawsuit alleges that a runner collapsed & died at the finish line of the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K Run, because the medical tent was staffed by chiropractors and chiropractic students rather than medical doctors & EMTs, and no defibrillator or ambulance was present.
That’s KP for ya – always trying to [...]
We’ll call this one the “George Halvorson, first reform your own organization” Edition.
An Elite Notary explains why it is so difficult to obtain legal representation in California in medical malpractice cases. Hint: it’s all about MICRA and mandatory binding arbitration, and claims against Kaiser have decreased 20% as a result. Just the legal filings, [...]
Kaiser News and Scandals Part 4, Privacy and ‘Thrive’-acy Edition.
Another case of inappropriately accessed electronic medical records. This happens a lot. Anyone at KP with a Health Connect login can access your records at any time. Yes, there are access logs, and if it is discovered the person will be disciplined — but that [...]
So many scandals, so little time. Enjoy Part 3 of our belated Kaiser Permanente News Roundup.
Kaiser involved in Pay-to-Play scheme intended to provide lobbyists with off-the-record access to Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the Washington Post’s reporters and editors. So what else is new? The Colorado Division of Insurance fined Kaiser $367,000 [...]
Part 2 of the Kaiser Permanente stories we missed during our hiatus from posting:
After an initial refusal by Kaiser, California Department of Managed Health Care officials finally obtained the documents needed to complete investigation of a complaint that call center scripts sometimes lead to misdiagnoses and delayed care. Two Bay Area residents filed a [...]
Received from a loving husband who lost his wife at the hands of Kaiser, only to be put through the full “Kaiser Treatment,” consisting of stonewalling, mutilated medical records and attempts to discredit him. Unfortunately he isn’t the first.
By Richard May
The Mays in happier times
This is going to be a very [...]
This is an interesting find. Seems that Kaiser Permanente was fined an administrative penalty of $75,000 by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) back in June 2010, for unnecessarily delaying Andrew Arce’s autism treatment. The Letter of Agreement doesn’t have the patient’s name on it, but a little birdy inside Kaiser assures us [...]
Dr. Richard Della Penna M.D., a former Kaiser physician and one of America’s leading medical experts in Elder Care and the treatment of Special Needs Patients· (“SNP’s) will file a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente including The Permanente Federation, LLC, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation hospitals as a result of Kaiser’s calculated plan to deny legally mandated proper treatment to approximately 57,000 seriously disabled and chronically ill patients in California, Colorado and Georgia because it just didn’t want to spend the money. [...] [...]
From the comments:
We are lawyers who regularly take on Kaiser and hold them accountable. We are investigating Kaiser’s failure to properly care for SPECIAL NEEDS Patients, those requiring PALLIATIVE CARE, and INFANT Deaths at Kaiser facilities. If you or someone close to you is a kaiser special needs patient or someone needing palliative care [...]