Who’s responsible for infecting patients with a “superbug” at UCLA?
Friday, February 20, 2015
Two patients died as the result of a bacterial infection spread by examination scopes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and nearly 200 other patients were exposed. Is it the fault of medical staff, the scope manufacturers, or even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?CONTINUE READING
San Diego jury’s $185 million punitive damages verdict not the last word
Friday, November 21, 2014
The jury did exactly what it set out to do — draw attention to AutoZone’s blatant employment discrimination — but both the plaintiff and the company know nothing close to $185 million will ever change hands.CONTINUE READING
Update: Raising medical malpractice damage caps does NOT result in higher premiums
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Premiums continue to fall in Illinois, Georgia and Missouri after caps there were struck down.CONTINUE READING
No evidence that Prop 46 will affect community clinics’ services
Thursday, September 25, 2014
States where caps on medical malpractice damages have been lifted have seen no increase in malpractice insurance premiums, and federally-funded clinics are eligible for free malpractice coverage.CONTINUE READING
Do medical malpractice premiums go up and doctors flee when damages caps are lifted?
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Despite the dire warnings of medical groups, the answers are “no” and “no,” based on recent experiences in Illinois, Georgia and Missouri.CONTINUE READING
Doctors, health care officials, medical ethicist call for doctor drug testing to protect patients
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Proposition 46′s doctor drug and alcohol testing mandate would ensure that those who hold patients’ lives in heir hands meet the same requirement as other high-risk professions.CONTINUE READING
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.
The wildly popular ridesharing app Uber has revolutionized the taxi business. But great ideas often experience growing pains. We bring you up to speed on possible safety risks using Uber.
Spawned by a phony crisis manufactured by the insurance industry, MICRA has survived for nearly 40 years frozen to inflation.
What are the leading causes of medical errors, and what will health care reform do to reduce their number?
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.