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Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Dolores Huerta Endorses Prop 45; Pro-Consumer Initiatives Deliver First Positive Ballot In Years
SANTA MONICA, CA – Dolores Huerta, the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, and an icon of the labor and civil rights movements has endorsed Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: U.S. Senate Health Committee Hearing Today: "More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths A Day Is Too Many"
SANTA MONICA, CA – The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate failures in patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Prop 46 Alert: DUI Doc Implicated in Seau Death Undeterred By Medical Board and Legal System
SANTA MONICA, CA – A new investigative report by KGTV, the ABC affiliate in San Diego, reported on the California Medical Board’s failure to police negligent doctors, like former Chargers team physician Dr. David Chao. KGTV previously reported that Dr. Chao...
SANTA MONICA, CA – A new website launched this week by Consumer Watchdog, YourHealthInsuranceCompanySucksWhen.org, has unleashed an intense conversation by consumers nationwide about their health insurance horror stories. The site invites the public to complete...
Imagine a Mother's Day without your kids. The moms in this video know too well what it feels like to miss a child on Mother's Day. Now they're doing something about it, and you can too. Watch their short and powerful video today: http://www.youtube.com/...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: California Ballot Initiative Will Enact Nation’s First Law Requiring Random Drug Testing Of Physicians
Santa Monica, CA – A USA Today report finds that 103,000 medical professionals are abusing prescription drugs every year, yet most of the addicted doctors are never caught and place their patients at risk. California will be the first state in the nation to...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Family Of Woman Frozen Alive At White Memorial Medical Center Will Be Victimized A Second Time By California Malpractice Cap
Santa Monica, CA – In another case of medical negligence almost too gruesome to believe, a hospital accused of letting a patient freeze to death in the morgue will never be held fully accountable because of a 38-year-old cap on malpractice damages in California...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Not An April Fools' Joke: Groups Call On Medical Board to Disclose Names of 2,000 California Doctors With A Current Substance Abuse Problem
SANTA MONICA, CA – The proponent of a ballot measure that would require doctors to undergo random drug testing called on the California Medical Board today to disclose the names of the 2,000 California physicians it has acknowledged have an active drug or alcohol...
Los Angeles, CA -- United States Senator Barbara Boxer has endorsed the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, a pending California ballot measure to modernize California’s patient safety laws. The Pack Act promotes justice for patients and legal...
Tina Minasian - Sacramento, CA California for years allowed doctors who were arrested for drug and alcohol infractions, including DUI, to conceal these arrests from patients. Such doctors, even if convicted, entered a “diversion” program that allowed them...