Kaiser Permanente loses $4.9 million in brain injury case – San Francisco Business Times

A San Diego man who allegedly suffered permanent brain injury in a Kaiser hospital…

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest health care providers in the State of California.  Because it is an HMO, they require all their members to sign agreements to arbitrate any and all medical negligence claims.  This provides them, in my opinion as a personal injury attorney, with a lot of protection and confidence in defending these claims that they may not have if they had to put these cases before a jury.

I am glad to see the arbitrator in this case listen to all of the evidence and conclude that the standard of care in this case was breached when Kaiser doctors and nurses improperly intubated this patient and caused permanent brain damage.  Lack of oxygen to the brain is an all too prevalent cause of permanent injury related to negligent medical treatment.

Glotzer & Sweat, LLP – Brain Injury Attorneys, Los Angeles, CA

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