Janet Garner's routine spleen removal surgery was completed without incident. After recovery, she left the hospital relieved, thinking that her medical woes had been taken care of. Years later, however, an infection developed which would change Janet’s life forever.
Shawn Rial had testicular cancer, the most treatable form of cancer, and a projected 90 percent chance of success through chemotherapy. That’s why his family was horrified when he slipped into a coma only a week after beginning treatment.
Beth Stover, 40, was past her due date when she went in for a stress test to determine whether to induce labor. A technician noticed Beth was having contraction and Beth was sent home and told she should not be surprised if she were to deliver the baby soon.
She had a fever, vomiting and shortness of breath. But when the mother of 10-year-old Daniela Zelig took her to the hospital, doctors sent her home after a hasty look. She was one of the last patients seen by urgent care doctors that evening in March 2012 at Kaiser’s Baldwin Park Medical Center.
Due to a health care change by her employer, Anh Kim Goodson was forced into the Kaiser Permanente system on December 1, 2011. She continued for two and a half years until she was eligible for Medicare at age 65, at which time she switched to a non-Kaiser Medicare doctor.
Sally Hunter was a homemaker in Pasadena, California, happily married to her loving husband Harold Hunter. But everything changed when Sally's colon cancer was discovered. A cascade of complications caused by medical negligence led to over a decade of heartache for this elderly couple.
Quin Murphy, 16, was a soccer fanatic with a family who supported him, coached him, and even went on trips with him to watch his favorite teams. In 2010, all of that ended. Quin and his family fell into a four-month tragedy of medical bumbling that caused Quin intractable pain and ultimately killed him.