Kaiser Cuts Corners On Vital Mental Health Care, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 14, 2015, 6:51 PM EDT) -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. has been hit with an unfair competition and breach-of-contract putative class action in California state court by a Los Angeles woman who says the plan failed to provide her with sufficient mental health care services to treat her depression.

The Oct. 9 complaint identifies the plaintiff as S.F., a 55-year-old woman diagnosed by a Kaiser psychiatrist with major depressive disorder. S.F. claims Kaiser and its subsidiaries refused to provide her with medically necessary mental health care, or to give her an out-of-network referral after she learned its mental health staff was insufficient, or to reimburse her...

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