Bay Area Kaiser Hospital Death Attorneys
If a loved one has died because of negligence at a Kaiser Permanente clinic or hospital, you need a team of California lawyers who know the Kaiser Health Plan system and who will fight for your interests.
At the Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger Kaiser malpractice wrongful death law firm, we know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. You need a law firm that understands the complexities of dealing with the Kaiser arbitration process.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one from wrongful conduct at a Kaiser hospital, Walkup Melodia can help you. Our lawyers handle Kaiser death claims throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Hayward, Alameda and Vallejo.
To arrange a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case, call us at (415) 981-7210 or contact the Walkup firm online.
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Have Settled More Than $100 Million In Medical Claims Against Kaiser Permanente
Since 1978, when Kaiser began requiring private arbitration in its medical insurance policies, our law firm has helped families recover the compensation they deserve in deaths caused by Kaiser medical malpractice.
If your loved one died because of a missed or late cancer diagnosis, a heart attack misdiagnosis, a stroke or pulmonary embolism, a surgical error, a prescription error, an anesthesia complication, an emergency room error, nursing care mistakes, or any other medical cause related to negligence at a Kaiser facility, you and your family are entitled to compensation.
The California attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have extensive experience representing patients in Kaiser Permanente HMO wrongful death malpractice claims, including cases against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Hospitals.
Kaiser Health Death Lawsuit Case Studies
Death Of Husband — Confidential Settlement
Our Kaiser wrongful death specialists brought a Kaiser Permanente arbitration claim under the terms of the Kaiser arbitration agreement on behalf of the surviving spouse and two adult children of a 58-year-old Permanente member who died from an untreated pulmonary embolism. The deceased Kaiser member had visited a South Bay Kaiser emergency room complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. A blood test, which is typically elevated when the heart muscle is under strain from heart disease or pulmonary embolism, was elevated. After referral from the emergency department to the cardiology department, a Permanente Group cardiologist performed a left heart catheterization that ruled out coronary artery disease, but failed to perform the right heart catheterization, which would have been diagnostic for pulmonary embolism. As a result, the patient’s pulmonary embolism was not diagnosed. Blood thinning medications would have prevented death, but were not given.
Death Of Husband and Father — Major Confidential Settlement
Our Kaiser team represented the surviving wife and son of a building maintenance worker who visited a Kaiser emergency room complaining of substernal chest pain. The patient was misdiagnosed. He was suffering from an abdominal aortic dissection, but the Kaiser emergency room physicians told him that he was suffering from heartburn. Our Kaiser team was able to file a petition for arbitration, take depositions, and prove that emergency room doctors who were taking care of the decedent had made a mistake in their diagnosis. The case was resolved on a confidential basis with a payment to the widow and son.
Death Of Wife And Mother — Failure To Diagnose Breast Cancer
The Walkup Kaiser malpractice team represented the surviving husband and two children of a Kaiser member who died of breast cancer when a biopsy of her breast was misdiagnosed. The deceased was a Kaiser member who worked for a Bay Area government agency. She was concerned about fibrocystic disease and sought treatment from her local Kaiser. A biopsy was done, but was misread by the Kaiser pathology department. The settlement was negotiated at a mediation. The settlement was made confidential at Kaiser’s request.