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Kaiser ordered to pay woman more than $28 million
Kaiser ordered to pay woman more than $28 million

A Los Angeles jury awarded more than $28 million to a woman who said Kaiser Permanente doctors wrongly delayed an MRI that could have detected an aggressive cancerous tumor that caused her to lose her right leg. Attorneys for 23-year-old Anna Rahm of Chatsworth argued that a cancerous tumor in her pelvis grew during the three months she and her mother tried to persuade Kaiser doctors to authorize an MRI. By the time the test was finally approved, doctors were forced to amputate Rahm's right leg, half of her pelvis and part of her spine. The nonprofit company has received top marks in customer-satisfaction surveys but has also been accused of skimping on necessary treatment to reduce...

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