The Medical Board of California is charged with protecting the public from dangerous doctors, but it is failing that consumer protection mission. Doctors have the majority of seats on the Board, with 8, while the public has only 7 (and two of those are vacant). With doctors in charge, the Medical Board lets negligent doctors continue to practice and harm Californians with no accountability. Too often, patient complaints about physician negligence are dismissed without the patient ever even being interviewed, and with no consequences for the doctors who cause harm.
Artist Chick Bragg discusses his 54 face cards in this special edition deck — original satirical portraits of the players who helped Trump occupy and abuse the most powerful post on earth. Learn their history and how they are connected by visiting the website: trumpsrawdeal.com
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In this short video, the acclaimed artist Chick Bragg talks with Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court about his Trump's Raw Deal Playing Cards. The 54 face cards in this special edition deck are original satirical portraits of the players and plays who helped Trump occupy and abuse the most powerful post on earth. Learn their history and how they are connected by visiting the website: trumpsrawdeal.com
Los Angeles, CA — Consumer Watchdog reported today that a major overhaul of the state’s once-vaunted bottle deposit system is needed to make drink makers responsible for refunding deposits or consumers will continue to lose a greater share of the roughly $1.5 billion a year they pay in nickel and dime deposits. Redemption centers that redeem bottle and can deposits are closing in the face of economic hardship.
As she walked into the hospital on August 1, 2012, Annette Ramirez was nervous. At age 48, she was about to have the first surgery of her life; a hysterectomy. Her husband, Rolando, took her hand and reassured her with the facts the medical providers had given them. This was a common surgery that thousands of women undergo every day, and they had performed it many times with success. There was nothing to worry about.
It was the kind of accident that could happen to any child at anytime.
Like many two year olds, Steven Olsen loved climbing, running and playing. Steven was also a quick thinker like his dad, Scott, who developed software for automotive repair. His parents called Steven “wild thing” because he was very active, playful and imaginative. For his second birthday, they gave him a child’s workbench where he could play at fixing things.