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News Story
7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment.   California — A fight over medical malpractice in California may be headed to the ballot box next year. California's cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases hasn't changed in 38 years. Some say it's time for a change. A coalition of...
News Story
6/9/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A Clovis couple has joined a statewide coalition to repeal a 38-year-old California law that caps medical malpractice damages for pain and suffering. Doug and Linda Wilkinson say the law, which limits non-economic compensation to $250,000, is an injustice to families who have lost loved ones. Their daughter, Brittany Wilkinson, an advocate for the...
News Story
6/2/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A West Sacramento billboard featuring an infant who died from whooping cough marks a formal declaration of war by groups targeting elimination of a cap on pain-and-suffering damages in medical negligence suits. Bankrolled by trial lawyers, the billboard features Mia Chavez, a 6-week-old Los Angeles County child who died in July 2010, allegedly...
News Story
5/30/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
West Sacramento billboard featuring an infant who died from whooping cough marks a formal declaration of war by groups targeting elimination of a cap on pain and suffering damages in medical negligence suits. Bankrolled by trial lawyers, the billboard features Mia Chavez, a 6-week-old Los Angeles County child who died in July 2010, allegedly after...
News Release
5/21/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Danville, CA -- The father of a seven and ten year old killed by a drug addicted driver who received thousands of pills she should never have had called on the California Medical Association to apologize for calling the effort by families injured by medical negligence to tell their stories and seek stronger patient safety laws “an ill-fated...
News Story
5/20/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Drug testing for California doctors? They’re calling it the “Pee in the Cup’’ initiative — a proposed state ballot measure that would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing, the same way bus drivers are. It’s being pushed by a tech mogul who’s on a very personal crusade...
News Story
5/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A proposed state ballot measure in California would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/10PKfJP ) the "Pee in the Cup" initiative is being pushed by Bob Pack, a technology mogul and former executive at AOL Inc. and NetZero...
News Release
5/10/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – The California Medical Board took four years to suspend the license of a Central Valley doctor who gave drugs and alcohol to minors, more evidence that doctors are unaccountable when they harm patients and the public in California, said Consumer Watchdog.   A Dinuba family medicine physician, Dr. Ronald Ruminson,...
News Release
5/8/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica & Danville, CA – California’s Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg told injured patients and their families gathered on the Capitol sidewalk last week that he would hold hearings into the state’s nearly 38-year-old cap on victims’ recovery. Jerry Brown signed the $250,000 cap on how much injured...
News Story
5/7/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
An effort to lift the state's 38-year cap on medical malpractice lawsuit payouts through a 2014 ballot initiative may be little more than an attempt to pressure the state Legislature to act on the matter, according to capitol sources and critics of the proposal. But the coalition behind an as-of-yet unwritten ballot initiative says it intends...