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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...
News Story
5/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Peeved: A "Pee in the Cup" initiative to require random drug testing for doctors in California could qualify for the November ballot this week, setting up a battle royal between trial lawyers backing the measure and the medical industry. In addition to the drug-testing provision, the measure would lift the state's long-standing...
News Story
4/12/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
As California voters mull a proposed ballot initiative aimed at sniffing out malpractice and abuse, a Bakersfield OB-GYN has lost his license for allegedly writing prescriptions for "illegitimate uses." Dr. Richard Wallrath was already on probation from a 2009 complaint over problems with the way several patients were treated when new...
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...