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Transplant Program Settles Five Malpractices Cases for $1M

Kaiser Permanente‘s kidney transplant program recently settled five medical malpractice cases for a total of $1 million. The program is no longer in operation. A medical malpractice lawyer who handled the case says that the state’s medical malpractice laws are to blame for the small settlement. According to the lawsuit, the program “failed to provide transplant kidneys on a timely basis” to three patients who later died as a result of this negligence. In a fourth incident of medical negligence, the program delayed one victim’s kidney transplant after improperly refusing a donor. The lawsuit also alleges that another victim’s body rejected their transplant because the program did not provide the appropriate care after the transplant. Each of the victims suffered due to negligence on the part of the transplant program. Read more about these medical malpractice cases.