The Walkup Melodia team of Kaiser health plan medical negligence attorneys obtained a cash and annuity settlement on behalf of a thirty-year-old woman with spina bifida after Permanente group doctors failed to timely diagnose tethered cord syndrome, resulting in permanent paraplegia. Although born with L-4 level spina bifida, our client was essentially independent in all activities of daily living. She then developed tethered cord syndrome, a known and treatable complication of spina bifida. Kaiser personnel ion Santa Rosa failed to correctly diagnose and treat her problem for over fifteen months. after the onset of symptoms of tethered cord. Due to this delay, she is now unable to walk, which places her at risk for new medical complications,. She requires assistance in activities of daily living, and her employability has been compromised.