A Los Angeles jury has awarded $28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanente doctors cost her a leg.
City News Service says jurors found that Southern California Permanente Medical Group was negligent.
Twenty-three-year-old Anna Rahm of Chatsworth claimed Kaiser doctors ignored medical red flags in 2009 and delayed authorizing an MRI for four months. She argued that allowed a tumor in her pelvis to grow until her right leg had to be amputated.
Defense attorney N. Denise Taylor argued that the cancer already had reached Rahm’s spine when the doctors began treating her and her leg couldn’t have been saved. She also said the surgery allowed Rahm to become cancer-free.
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