News for Kaiser Permanente
September 1991, doctors at the clinic saw
least 10 times, according to records of a lawsuit the Lancasters filed.
The doctors treated her with adult-strength painkillers and other
But doctors Corder C. Campbell and Lisa Pauls did not refer Lancaster
a neurologist and did not obtain such diagnostic tests as an MRI or EEG
until May 1996, after a worried psychologist at Lancaster's high school
wrote a letter urging that tests be performed, according to court
Stem Loss of Members by Expanding Choices
Anthrax - an Over View
anthrax terrorism has allowed for the first time a direct comparison of
fresh Kaiser guidelines as contrasted to the (also fresh) Center for
Disease Control guidelines. The subtle manipulation for cost
savings by Kaiser in the Washington, DC area is rather amazing.
But to double check my editorialized comparisons for possible
bias, any one can print out these two relatively short documents.
Maryland State Legislature cannot retroactively strip
in Harvey v. Kaiser Foundation
Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States -Trial Lawyers for Public Justice -
In a landmark victory for consumers’
rights, the highest court in the State of Maryland ruled on August 29,
2002, that the State Legislature cannot retroactively strip consumers’
rights in Harvey v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the
Mid-Atlantic States, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice’s
constitutional challenge to a law that would have retroactively
validated an HMO’s unlawful double-billing of its members.
Finds Urgent Need For Self-Care -Not worth the money Verizon says
insurer Kaiser Permanente's Washington operation was
a stinging rebuke last fall when Verizon Communications Inc. -- a
Kaiser customer -- told area employees it wasn't getting its money's
from the HMO.
Patient Charged With Assaulting Physician
By Sarah Mark Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, January
of McLean felt pain in
his neck and shoulders
and went to Kaiser Permanente in the city of Falls Church on Dec. 30.
He left about two
with pain medicine and
a police summons charging him with assaulting a doctor.
pays $9.3M to settle N.C. allegations
investigators, Bayer began privately
labeling Cipro for HMO Kaiser Permanente in August of 1995, an
million in discounts yearly that
the drug maker failed to report or pay rebates on to Medicaid.
sued numerous times in North Carolina - news article
LAWSUITS RAISE ISSUES: Kaiser Foundation Health
Plan of North Carolina, the first large, out-of-state
to tap the N.C. market in 1985, has grappled
a spate of patient lawsuits in recent years.
- The North
Carolina State Government News Service
4, No. 93 Monday, May 13, 1996 18 pages
LAWSUITS RAISE ISSUES: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of North Carolina,
the first large, out-of-state HMO to tap the N.C. market in 1985, has
with a spate of patient lawsuits in recent years. Since 1992, 10
lawsuits have been filed in North Carolina alleging medical neglect or
malpractice. Kaiser, with 127,000 members, is the fifth-largest HMO in
the state. In that period, the company has drawn more lawsuits from
than other HMOs, according to an examination of state records and court
eliminated Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia as an insurance
provider, along with Kaiser.
and Blue Shield of
Georgia said it had determined that the department's decision to reduce
insurer options to Cigna and United Healthcare illegally cut out Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Kaiser, but DCH spokeswoman Matia
Edwards denied the claim.
Published on: 07/26/08
and mirrored here: http://news.kaiserpapers.org/state-eliminated-kaiser.html
Own Special Law In Georgia
appease Georgia's storefront pharmacists,
mail-order prescription legislation has been crafted so narrowly that
the 275,000 members of Kaiser
Permanente who use the HMO's 12 medical center pharmacies to fill their
January 3, 2014 - Rockville, Maryland
Family Blames Kaiser for Dad's Death
By BARBARA WALLACE
patient died of a heart attack after Kaiser Hospitals refused more than
two months of requests for tests, his family claims in court.
Irene McGlone, widow of the late Wayne McGlone, and her family sued
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser affiliates and employees, in
Montgomery County Court. Wayne McGlone was 53.
Wayne McGlone called Kaiser, and 911, complaining of chest pain and
shortness of breath in December 2011. He was taken to Frederick
Memorial Hospital, where "A CT angiogram of the chest was recommended,
but because Frederick Memorial Hospital is not a
Kaiser-Permanente-approved facility, it was never performed," the widow
says in the lawsuit.
Please read the entire story at: http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/01/03/64216.htm
Death from drug allergy was preventable
2007 6:52 PM
of a Temple Hills woman who suffocated after receiving an
antibiotic at a Kaiser Permanente facility has filed a claim against
her doctor and health plan, alleging they failed to recognize and treat
her allergic reaction to the drug.
Lodowski said the case is the worst his medical expert has seen in 20
historical purposes at:
improper gifts to former state senator, Larry Young (D-Baltimore), who
was expelled from the
Assembly on ethics charges. Young was accused of wrongfully
his office to collect money
and other organizations with business before the state. This article is
from 1998 and resulted
in a criminal
Area Medicare HMO Plan /Maryland Area