Missing Livermore man found dazed near Lake Merritt Family grateful but may sue treatment facility By Roman Gokhman, STAFF WRITER 11/06/2007 mirrored here for historical purposes from: https://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_7276086
[The company that operates Casa Phoenix under contract with Kaiser Permanente, Concord-based Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., denied the woman’s statement that she was not notified that her husband was about to be discharged. ]
A Livermore man suffering from a mental condition and liver failure who was missing after he was dropped off at an Oakland homeless shelter was found near Lake Merritt on Saturday.
The family of John Kenneth Wojcik said he was near death when found, and may still not recover from his ailments.
“He’s in the ICU and he’s very sick,” said his mother, Doreen Rakey. “When he was brought in, his body temperature was 81.5 degrees.”
Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees.
Wojcik, 43, was listed in stable condition at the Kaiser hospital in Oakland Monday afternoon, Kaiser Permanente spokeswoman Gerri Ginsburg said.
He was discharged from Casa Phoenix in Hayward on Oct. 18. Corazon Wojcik said when she last saw her husband Oct. 13, she was told by staff members that her husband would be released unless he was transferred to another treatment center.
She said she asked staff to transfer him to another facility.
On Oct. 19, she said she found out that her husband was discharged and dropped off at the City Team men’s shelter in Oakland.
From there, John Wojcik left the next morning and was not seen again until Saturday.
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