About the Ailee Jong Case against John Muir Health (John Muir Hospital Walnut Creek)
We filed suit against John Muir Hospital and five doctors alleging that the marketing of John Muir Hospital as “Stanford” deceived parents into believing that the quality of care at the two facilities was equal. We claim that the Stanford name was more branding than reality. John Muir disagrees and asserts that the child was fragile and given the best care possible. The lawsuit will determine right and wrong. The Chronicle article below details how John Muir was warned not to perform a liver resection on this young child as the whistleblower believed that John Muir Hospital lacked the experienced team necessary to be successful. John Muir claims it considered these claims and made a reasoned decision to proceed.
The Medical Board of California is now investigating this matter.
The core complaint is that the John Muir Hospital leadership failed the public by promoting a “John Muir Hospital – Stanford” partnership which did not provide Stanford level care to John Muir Hospital pediatric patients. This branding equated John Muir with Stanford in a way that (we contend) misled the public. John Muir Hospital’s publicity team (or legal team) have given their counter arguments to the San Francisco Chronicle and you should read both sides. Our lawsuit was challenged by John Muir Health but the count alleging Fraud (as pled) was found to be outside the scope of medical malpractice limitations and we are proceeding on that count. Since we filed the Ailee Jong case, other parents have told their stories to the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is a recent article about the John Muir pediatric unit.
You can read some of the articles below. If you have any information about this case please call us at 925-283-1863 or send an email to me at Horowitz@physiciandefense.lawyer. If you have a complaint about John Muir Health’s treatment of patients (particularly at John Muir Health pediatrics), you can contact the Medical Board of California and file a complaint. If you have information about Ailee Jong’s case you can also provide that to the Medical Board of California as they opened an investigation relating to Ailee’s medical treatment.
We represent Tom & Truc-Co Jong whose daughter died in surgery at John Muir Health. If you have tips, please email them to Horowitz@physiciandefense.lawyer or call our office at 925-283-1863. Thank you.