Parents force Kaiser to move premature infant

Parents who say a San Diego-based Kaiser Permanente hospital provided inadequate care have won their struggle to get the baby moved to a non-Kaiser facility. The parents, who have filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice claim, are contending that the hospital is at fault in the death of two of their triplets born there.

Upset by what they say (which were multiple medical mistakes), the parents wanted to move their surviving child, 16-weeks-premature son Andrew Balaka-Long, to a different facility.  Kaiser had previously refused to make the transfer, however, arguing that it wasn't medically necessary. A judge has now ruled that Kaiser must transfer the baby to an open bed at Rady Children's.

To find out more about the case:
- read this Los Angeles Times piece

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