If a loved one has died as a result of a birth complication or injury, late diagnosis of cancer, misdiagnosis of heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, surgical error, drug or anesthesia complications, or another medical cause related to negligence, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has helped many families throughout California and Hawaii recover fair and just compensation in wrongful death cases.
Kaiser Permanente Wrongful Death Legal Representation
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, in San Francisco, California, we have represented survivors in wrongful death claims against Kaiser Permanente for over 25 years. Our Kaiser medical malpractice lawyers know the Kaiser arbitration system and will utilize their skill and experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.
You may not know that, as a Kaiser Permanente member, your rights to file medical malpractice claims against Kaiser are limited. Since 1978, Kaiser has included a provision in all of its group policies mandating use of a private arbitration procedure for all medical claims against Kaiser Permanente. These proceedings are complex and often result in the denial of medical claims, regardless of the negligence, carelessness or malpractice of the health care provider.
Contact Us Now To Discuss A Wrongful Death
Thousands of people die each year due to medical malpractice. If you have lost a loved one as a result of medical malpractice by a Kaiser Permanente health care provider, you need to contact us by email or call us at to speak with a experienced Kaiser Permanente medical malpractice lawyer about your wrongful death claim. We handle all Kaiser Permanente medical malpractice and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. If we don’t recover compensation for you, we will not charge you a fee.
EXAMPLES OF OUR SUCCESS
Failure To Diagnose Bladder Cancer – Wrongful Death
Walkup’s Kaiser Malpractice attorneys negotiated a settlement in excess of $1,300,000 on behalf of a widow and two surviving children of a man who over a period of more than two years, was repeatedly misdiagnosed with urinary tract infections instead of cancer.
Failure To Diagnose Aortic Dissection – Major Confidential Settlement
Walkup Melodia’s Kaiser Permanente claims attorneys obtained a pre-arbitration wrongful death settlement on behalf of the surviving wife and daughter of a 55-year-old Permanente member who died of an undiagnosed aortic dissection after spending 36 hours in the hospital without ever being seen by a cardiologist. The non-cardiologist doctors who saw the patient failed to recognize the patient needed an emergency evaluation to rule out aortic dissection. The deceased was initially seen in a non-affiliated emergency room for severe chest pain. The pain did not respond to nitroglycerin, as would be typical for coronary artery disease. An E.R. physician wanted the patient to have a specialized CT that would have made the diagnosis of aortic dissection but other doctors disagreed. A cardiology consultation and echocardiogram would also have made the diagnosis, but these were never ordered. Instead, physicians continued to prescribe nitroglycerine and intravenous morphine for ongoing chest pain. The decedent died shortly after a stress treadmill test, which worsens the tearing of an aortic dissection.
For more information on our wrongful death practice and past cases, see our wrongful death information and cases page.