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3/25/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Several relatives of those who died as a result of medical malpractice tearfully recalled their experience at press conference Monday while holding photographs of their lost loved ones. Supporters of the bill also spoke at the conference to announce 830,000 signatures, including one man whose father entered a vegetative state after an alleged...
News Story
3/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The first serious kerfuffle to confront a newly inaugurated Gov. Jerry Brown in 1975 was a crisis – whether real or contrived is still being debated – over medical malpractice insurance. Doctors and insurers complained that outrageously high damage awards, especially in obstetrics cases, were making insurance unaffordable and demanded...
News Story
3/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
NORWALK >> Thousands of signatures on a controversial ballot initiative that would raise the malpractice cap on California’s negligent doctors were delivered to the Los Angeles County Clerk’s Office Monday. Standing behind piles of boxes filled with signature slips outside the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk building in Norwalk,...
News Story
3/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog and bereaved parents who lost two children to medical negligence turned in 840,000 signatures Monday to qualify an initiative for the November ballot that would raise the $250,000 state cap on damages for pain and suffering to more than $1 million. Proponents need 504,760 verified signatures to land the measure on the Nov. 5...
News Story
3/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A Danville couple who lost two children to a drunken and drugged driver joined other victims of medical negligence on Monday to deliver signatures for a ballot measure partly aimed at curbing "doctor shopping" for prescription pills. Bob and Carmen Pack, whose 10-year-old son Troy and 7-year-old daughter Alana died in 2003, appeared at...
News Story
3/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer attorneys, medical industry have not reach deal yet to raise MICRA limit Despite what consumer attorneys say was a willingness on their part to compromise on a push to raise California's cap on medical malpractice lawsuit payouts and avoid a costly ballot measure fight, they appeared almost certain late Monday to push forward with a...
News Story
3/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
What do you get when you pit doctors against trial lawyers in a high-stakes political death match in the most expensive state in America? A race that’s likely to be the most expensive contest of the year. The two big-spending special interests are set on a collision course after a group backed in part by California trial lawyers filed more...
News Release
3/24/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Norwalk, CA -- Bob and Carmen Pack, whose young children died as a result of physician overprescribing will turn in 840,000 signatures by 3 pm today to qualify a landmark patient safety act for the November ballot.  Seven year old Alana and ten year old Troy were killed on a roadside by a doctor-shopping drug addict who ran them over after...
Video
3/24/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Bob and Carmen Pack, whose 10-year-old son Troy and 7-year-old daughter Alana died in 2003, appeared at a news conference outside the L.A. County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, turning in 830,000 signatures to place the initiative named for their children on the November ballot. Co-authored by Bob Pack, the Troy and Alana Patient Safety Act...
News Story
3/24/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Consumer advocates in California said on Monday they had gathered enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would raise a decades-old state cap on medical malpractice awards to $1.1 million. The proposed initiative, backed by trial lawyers and the Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog,...