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News Story
5/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The measure would also require random drug and alcohol testing of physicians.   A wide-ranging initiative that includes raising the limit on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits and requiring random drug and alcohol testing of doctors has qualified for the November ballot, Secretary of State Debra...
News Release
5/22/2014
Posted by MIchael Kapp
Watchdog: Revoke License, NFL Players Support Doctor Drug Testing SANTA MONICA, CA – In response to an investigative report that former Chargers head team physician and known substance-abuser Dr. David Chao could be responsible for the May 2012 suicide of former linebacker Junior Seau, Consumer Watchdog called upon the Medical Board of...
Video
5/18/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
More than 840,000 voter signatures turned in by consumer advocates and families victimized by medical negligence have qualified a landmark patient safety ballot measure for the November 2014 California ballot, according to the Secretary of State's office. Voters will have a chance then to enact the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act and...
News Story
5/18/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
If anyone should know how to steer clear of cures that are worse than the disease, it's doctors. That's why it seems so odd — on the surface — that the California Medical Assn. would sponsor a bill to re-create a drug- and alcohol-treatment program for physicians that has failed miserably in the past. It's when you look...
News Story
5/16/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
On Thursday, a measure that would alter California law to increase the limits on medical malpractice compensation to about $1.1 million and mandate random drug testing for doctors in the state qualified for the November ballot, the Los Angeles Times' "PolitiCal" reports (Mason, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 5/15). The...
News Story
5/16/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California in November will vote on whether to raise a four-decade-old cap on medical malpractice awards to $1.1 million, from $250,000, officials said on Thursday, likely ensuring a bitter and costly fight between lawyers backing the measure and doctors who oppose it. Representatives of patients have tried for at least...
News Release
5/15/2014
Posted by Jamie Court
Sacramento, CA  – More than 840,000 voter signatures turned in by consumer advocates and families victimized by medical negligence have qualified a landmark patient safety ballot measure for the November 2014 California ballot, according to the Secretary of State’s office.  Voters will have a chance then to enact the Troy and...
News Story
5/15/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A decades-long fight among powerful California interests is finally coming before voters, as the proponents of a push to increase the sum victims can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits announced Thursday that they've qualified for the November ballot. Supporters including Consumer Watchdog want to raise the $250,000 cap on pain and...
News Story
5/15/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
DANVILLE -- A voter initiative spurred by the drunk-driving deaths of two Danville siblings in 2003 has garnered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, the Secretary of State's office said Thursday. The Troy and Alana Pack Act, named for the son and daughter of Bob and Carmen Pack, would require random drug and alcohol testing...
News Story
5/15/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Measure to lift ceiling on medical malpractice judgments qualifies for California's November ballot - Voter initiative would require drug testing for doctors in California - California ballot measure rekindles fight between insurers, doctors and trial lawyers, consumer advocates What promises to be a hotly contested statewide voter...