Medical Negligence Case Underscores Challenges with Kaiser Permanente Arbitration

Medical Negligence Case Underscores Challenges with Kaiser Permanente Arbitration

NBC Bay Area news recently reported on a man who sought treatment after he injured his ankle during a run at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. He arrived at the medical center complaining of pain, as well as fever and chills. The doctor he saw misdiagnosed his bacterial infection as the flu, which allowed the infection to spread. Three days later, he went into septic shock. Doctors then amputated his right foot, his left arm, two fingers on his right hand and all of his toes on his left foot. The man used to be an active and passionate marathoner, and now is confined to a wheel chair. Following the misdiagnosis, the man sought medical damages against Kaiser by failing an arbitration case. However the decision in the matter came out in favor of Kaiser. However, the family filed a complaint with the California Medical Board, which determined that the man's treatment fell below the standard of care.

If you have suffered harm after receiving medical care at a Kaiser facility, it is important to speak to an experienced California medical malpractice lawyer immediately. The procedure for filing a claim may be complicated and its important to consult with a knowledgeable San Diego medical malpractice attorney who can help ensure you recover all the compensation you deserve.

For more information, please contact the dedicated San Diego medical negligence lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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