Registered Nurse Suffers Detrimental Knee Injury After Infection Not Realized in Kaiser Medical Malpractice Suit, Part 1 of 2

The following blog is provided as an example of a Kaiser medical malpractice lawsuit to aid potential clients in how a lawsuit is examined and conduced. It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

INJURIES: Plaintiff’s counsel claimed that Oliver suffered from an infection in her knee and that because the hospital delayed in diagnosing the condition, she lost her hamstring graft and all of her articular cartilage in the knee. Her knee was tapped and washed out and then she underwent an open surgery to remove the hardware and a hamstring graft. She underwent another procedure in October 2007 to manipulate the knee under anesthesia. She underwent a scar tissue removal in February 2008 at a different facility, which was unsuccessful.


On Aug. 1, 2007, plaintiff Kim Oliver, a registered nurse, underwent arthroscopic surgery at a Kaiser facility for a torn medial meniscus, a torn lateral meniscus and a torn anterior cruciate ligamentin her right knee. She had injured her knee playing soccer.

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On Aug. 10, Oliver found that she had a temperature of 101 degrees and she was suffering from chills. She opted to be taken back to the Kaiser facility via ambulance; however, the emergency room staff found her temperature to be normal. The hospital did note that Oliver, who was a diabetic, had an elevated blood sugar level, a slightly elevated white blood cell count and minimal effusion in her knee. She was discharged from the emergency room.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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