Kaiser Sued in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
23 Mar, 2012
Health care company Kaiser Permanente faces a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by a woman with stage IV ovarian cancer who claims her disease would have been treatable if she received appropriate testing when she first sought treatment.
According to Courthouse News, Yin Meng Liu Flato and her husband allege that Yin Meng went to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in 2006 with symptoms of cancer but that no tests was ordered by the medical staff. Their suit further claims that a chest CT scan in June 2010 showed nodules on her lungs but doctors still did not order testing.
The Flato’s medical malpractice lawsuit also alleges that it was not until March 2011 that diagnostic testing was performed, revealing Yin Meng had stage IV ovarian cancer. This failure to diagnose Yin Meng’s condition “resulted in plaintiff suffering high-risk cancer and resulting damages to the plaintiff," the complaint states.