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MAKING AMERICANS SAFER

Product safety. Medical negligence. Environmental oversight. Corporate wrongdoing. The civil justice system has had a dramatic effect on our day-to-day lives, allowing ordinary people a platform to tap constitutional rights enshrined by America's founders and battle back to hold powerful corporations accountable.


WHY CIVIL JUSTICE MATTERS

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How MICRA came to be

Friday, August 23, 2013

Spawned by a phony crisis manufactured by the insurance industry, MICRA has survived for nearly 38 years frozen to inflation.

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Bob Pack: The man behind California’s patient safety initiative

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bob Pack learned that an antiquated state law put a limit on the value of his children’s life at $250,000. He won’t stop until MICRA is fixed.

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The epidemic of medical errors

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What are the leading causes of medical errors, and what will health care reform do to reduce their number?

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Medical Board inaction, MICRA cap combine to leave Californians’ safety in question

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A recent legislative hearing put the spotlight on the Medical Board of California’s lack of punishment of misbehaving doctors. The same Medical Board we were assured would mete out discipline in return for a cap that was placed on compensation to Californians harmed by medical negligence.

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