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6/1/2017
By Connor
  Two Consumer Watchdog reports show that Amazon is deceiving its customers by putting fake crossed-out prices next to its products.  It’s a deceptive marketing ploy meant to trick consumers into thinking they are getting a deal for the products they are purchasing when they are not. These bogus "list prices" are not...
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4/1/2017
Shanna Alvarado - Los Angeles, CA
A nagging pain in her abdomen sent Shanna Alvarado to a Kaiser hospital in Southern California in October 2010.  An ultrasound showed the origins of that pain: a complex cyst that prompted worries about cancer.  A radiologist at Kaiser noted in the hospital’s medical records that Shanna should follow up in six weeks, which is the...
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3/1/2017
Annette Ramirez - Los Angeles, CA
In August of 2012, 48 year old Annette Ramirez went to the hospital for a hysterectomy.  She was happily married with children 8 and 12 years old.  She was planning on going home the next day.  Annette's surgery was done laparoscopically, a type of minimally invasive surgery available for decades.  Instead of creating a...
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6/21/2016
Concesa Calibra - Los Angeles, CA
Concesa was an elderly retiree and a grandmother with many grand children.  She was a long time Angelino that lived with her daughter Griselle.  One day Concesa was experiencing breathing difficulties, so Griselle, herself a doctor, took her to the hospital where she worked.  What followed could be described as nothing short of a...
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6/21/2016
Shelly Gerrans - San Anselmo, CA
Shelly Gerrans was a homemaker, a loving wife, and the caring mother to three young children.  And when she required a hysterectomy, her husband Larry wasn't worried.  He had insurance through his employer that would cover the procedure.  What they didn't consider, however, how medical negligence could completely derail...
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6/21/2016
Michelle Woo
Michelle Woo was a baker in San Francisco, a mother, and an active member in her community.  And when she was told she would need heart surgery, her daughter wanted to ensure she received the best care possible, so Michele was taken to Mountain View Hospital, a facility known for its quality surgical care.  And the surgery itself went...
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6/19/2016
Don Stegman
Don Stegman went under surgery in the fall of 2007 for a bone marrow transplant.  But after developing Graft-Versus-Host disease, the life of him and his wife would change forever.  Although the surgery seemed to be a success, Don developed GVHD, an illness that primarily affects bone marrow transplant recipients.  Doctors attempted...
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6/19/2016
Sally and Hal Hunter
Sally Hunter was a homemaker in Pasadena California, happily married to her loving husband Harold Hunter.  But everything changed when colon cancer was discovered.  A cascade of complications caused by medical negligence lead to over a decade of heartache for this elderly couple. It all started during a colon resection.  During...
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6/12/2016
Anthony Fossett
Anthony Fossett was a young aspiring musician who was a beloved member of his community.  An alumnus of Youth Radio's Core and Bridge program, Anthony wanted to be a music producer and hoped to eventually start his own studio.  And he was making great strides to achieve his dreams, performing at the Oakland Museum and helping to...
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5/4/2016
Robert Downey - San Diego, CA
It started with his boy.  Robert Downey’s 11-year-old had a sore and tested positive for MRSA, a dangerous infection that is treatable if defected in time but can be deadly.  The young man was given intravenous antibiotics and recovered. A few weeks later Robert had a similar sore that he worried would also be a sign of MRSA and...