Baby Matthew Salas

Baby Matthew was denied medical care and a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower. After Baby Matthew’s parents went through the Kaiser Permanente appeal process they were told that he has a tumor on his spine and that they will not treat him.

Astrea Kelly

U.S. SARS Outbreak? Vallejo, CaliforniaBy Carl F. Worden – Sierra Originally Posted At: Vallejo, California – While the evidence is not conclusive, information pouring in gives all indications that some type of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak has manifested itself in the Kaiser Hospital of Vallejo, California. The circumstances, patient presentations and deaths […]

Violetlee Runels

Please take a moment to read this true story of what happened to my best friend…my mother and how this HMO in California placed a death sentence on my mother.   8 different doctors at 3 different facilities saw my mother between 11/8/04 and 12/1/04 and did not inform any of us or my mother of […]

Zevart Yedalian

IN BRIEF / HEALTHCARE Kaiser Settles Suit Alleging Denial of Care Debora Vrana June 3, 2004 Kaiser Permanente has settled for an undisclosed amount a lawsuit filed by Chant Yedalian, a La Crescenta man who became a lawyer to launch a legal crusade against the HMO to avenge what he alleged was the wrongful death […]

The Death of my Amazing Mother Tami

The Death of my Amazing Mother Tami I am in my early twenties, and lost my very young mother to bone cancer on June 9th, 2004.  My family has been members of Kaiser my whole life, and we were never happy with the care we received, it was the price of care that we appreciated.  […]

Alipati Paopao

Medical Board faults doctor Oceanside man died after appendectomy in 2003 By David Hasemyer UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER Originally posted at: November 27, 2004 A 54-year-old Oceanside man bled to death after a routine appendectomy at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego because his doctor made a mistake, according to a Medical Board of California […]

Les Mahler

The following Kaiser patient story found after the immediate commentary was written by Mr. Les Mahler who is currently a freelance writer/journalist.  He has several published articles with the Northern California Newspapers.   Some of his articles are linked at the end of his story. Since at least the late 1990’s Kaiser appears to have […]

Dr. Nayvin Gordon’s daughter

I learned that “a trial is not a search for the truth. It is a contest,” so writes Andrew Vachss, in the New York Times Op –Ed on 6/15/05.

Katherine Hallisy

Katherine Hallisy San Francisco, CA   Mother Leaves Critically Ill Child’s Bedside to Fight With HMO; Worries About Future Care. (Told by Katherine’s mother, Dr. Julia A. Hallisy)  In early October, 1989 our second child, Katherine Eileen, was born. I was an associate in a wonderful dental practice located five minutes from our new home. […]

Greg Burriss

When a family member is diagnosed with a life threatening illness and are denied a second opinion or are denied realistic potentially positive medical care the entire family becomes part of that illness.  This patient story about Greg Burriss’ diagnosis of pancreatic cancer involves his wife Tammy.  This patient team had to fight for a […]