Kaiser Hit With Suit Over Doctor's Alleged Sexual Assaults

Law360, New York (January 23, 2015, 4:29 PM EST) -- Kaiser Permanente is under fire from three former health plan participants who allege in a putative class action filed in California state court Thursday that they were sexually harassed by a former doctor working out of a Kaiser facility.

Arturo Vargas used to work out of a Kaiser facility in Montebello, California, before he was caught giving female patients unnecessary breast and vaginal exams, harassment that could have been avoided had Kaiser and its three subsidiaries named in the complaint properly screened the doctor, the named patients claim.

Lead plaintiffs Sara, Sally and Rozelle, whose last names are masked for privacy...

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