The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is the largest provider of health services in California. Approximately, one in four insured Californians are covered through Kaiser. In an effort to contain costs, Kaiser requires plan participants to submit patient malpractice claims through the Kaiser medical malpractice arbitration process, rather than litigating through the court system.
If you are injured through the negligence of a Kaiser health care provider, you cannot sue Kaiser directly. Instead, you must submit a claim for injuries, which will be heard before a neutral arbitrator (an experienced former litigator or a retired judge). The neutral arbitrator acts as both the judge and the jury.
A San Bernardino Kaiser Arbitration Attorney Who Represents Patients Throughout Southern California
Statistics show that individuals who go in front of an arbitration panel without legal representation lose more than 50 percent of the time. At Sanford A. Kassel, A Professional Law Corporation, we have the experience and familiarity with Kaiser malpractice lawsuits that are crucial to successful outcomes for plaintiffs.
The decision by the neutral arbitrator in a Kaiser medical malpractice arbitration case is legally binding. That is why it is critical that you are represented by a lawyer who is familiar with how the Kaiser arbitration system works.
Kaiser Permanente members in San Bernardino, Riverside and throughout Orange County can call us to handle their case in any number of areas, including:
- Untimely medical treatment or cancer misdiagnosis
- Hospital negligence
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose or treat
- Medication error
- Wrongful death
- Brain injuries
The lawyers at Sanford A. Kassel, a Professional Law Corporation, are fully acquainted with the individuals who serve as neutral arbitrators for the Kaiser facilities throughout the Southern California area, and are able to give you a good assessment of what to expect and how long your case might take. Our personal injury and medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney's fees unless we successfully reach a settlement or resolution in your favor.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal representation for a medical malpractice claim against Kaiser, please call 909-884-6451 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation. For your convenience, we can meet with you in our San Bernardino office, at your home, or in a hospital, if necessary.