Operating Room Nurse’s Injury no Emergency to Kaiser, Insurer: Defy Judge’s Order, Refuse to Provide Urgent Medical Care Injured Workers’ Advocates to Seek Penalties, Investigation 

Why are there no effective penalties when workers’ compensation insurance companies harm patients through delaying and denying medical care?


MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546, Steve@hopcraft.com; Twitter: @shopcraft


SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, have announced a news conference for Wednesday, October 23 at 11:00 am, outside Kaiser Foundation Hospital to call for sanctions against, and an investigation into, serious and willful misconduct by the company’s workers’ compensation insurer. 
“Even after a doctor, agreed to by the company and their insurer, determined a San Diego woman’s injury was a result of her work accidents, and a judge ordered the insurer to provide urgently-needed medical care, the insurance carrier continues to refuse medical care and disability compensation,” said Alicia Hawthorne, the woman’s attorney. “This woman has been in pain, in need of medical treatment and has been ignored by the insurance company. Why does the State of California allow workers’ compensation insurance companies to further damage patients through delaying and denying medical care and disability compensation?”


WHAT: Injured Kaiser Hospital worker and her attorney to call for sanctions against workers’ compensation insurer for defying a judge’s order to pay for urgent medical treatment for injuries suffered at work

WHEN: 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 23, 2013


WHERE: Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, California 92120 (corner of Zion & Archwood)



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