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Kaiser Failed to Find Big Tumor, Action Says

(CN)- A woman says a Kaiser hospital failed to detect "a very large melanocytic tumor" on her neck when she went in complaining of a back and abdominal pain.

Stacey Allington said she went to a Kaiser hospital in November 2009 to treat her "back and abdominal pain." In August 2010, doctors discovered melanocytoma and the next month she underwent surgery for "a very large melanocytic tumor" on her neck.

Allington and her husband Don sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and unknown defendants for medical malpractice in San Bernardino County Court.

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