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News Release
1/6/2003
CONTACT Carmen Balber - 310-392-0522 x324
Doctors Want No-Fault System for No Accountability Santa Monica, CA. -- A Beverly Hills physician exposed the failure of a California law that caps innocent malpractice victims' recovery in a New York Times opinion-editorial published today, according to the non-profit, non-partisan Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR). The...
News Release
12/18/2002
CONTACT Doug Heller - 310-392-0522 x309
California Experience Points to Need for Stronger Regulation Santa Monica, CA -- A California consumer group said today that enforcement of California's insurance regulations allow that state to control medical malpractice premiums, not legal restrictions on injured patients. The state, which has placed legal restriction on patients' rights for...
News Release
12/18/2002
CONTACT Doug Heller - 310-392-0522 x309
California Experience Points to Need for Stronger Regulation Santa Monica, CA -- A California consumer group said today that enforcement of California's insurance regulations allow that state to control medical malpractice premiums, not legal restrictions on injured patients. The state, which has placed legal restriction on patients' rights...
News Release
12/5/2002
CONTACT Doug Heller - 310-392-0522 x309
Prop 103 Blocks $2,000/Year Rate Increase for 9,100 California Doctors Santa Monica, CA -- Facing a hearing requested by consumer advocates under Prop. 103, California's second-largest medical malpractice insurer has withdrawn its application to raise its 2003 premiums for doctors by 15.6%. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR),...
News Release
7/24/2002
CONTACT Jamie Court - 310-392-0522 x327
Plan Ignores California Experience Where Insurers Got Rich and Patients Got Hurt Santa Monica, CA -- President Bush is expected to announce tomorrow his support for draconian restrictions on medical malpractice victims, no matter how egregious the conduct or serious the injury. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) said...
News Release
7/17/2002
CONTACT Jamie Court - 310-392-0522 x327
National Bill Would Hurt Patients, Help Only Insurers' Profits Click to view the Medical Malpractice Loss Ratio chart Medical Malpractice Operating Profits chart. Washington, DC -- Debunking the myth that restrictions on malpractice victims lower doctors' premiums, a California consumer group testified before Congress that only insurers...
News Release
5/29/2002
CONTACT Jamie Court - 310-392-0522 x327
Premium Data Shows California Law Is No Model For The Nation Los Angeles, CA -- Data released today by two consumer groups show that California's 22-year experience with the nation's most draconian limits on the rights of medical malpractice victims has failed to slow premium increases for doctors and hospitals. In fact, over the last decade...
News Release
1/7/1999
CONTACT Jamie Court - 310-392-0522 x327
CA Supreme Court Court Asked Not To Protect Hospital WHERE: 350 McCallister Street San Francisco, CA New Supreme Court Room WHEN: 11 A.M.; Friday January 8, 1998 Consumers for Quality Care will argue before the California Supreme Court tomorrow morning that hospitals should not have limited liability under state medical malpractice statutes...