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
Study finds social media users are being stripped of legal rights
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Users of social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Match.com are often — and often unknowingly — agreeing to give up their basic legal rights, according to two Boston professors who have studied the issue.CONTINUE READING
Latest California hospital penalties include five patient deaths
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Other events that were penalized include one that led to a patient suffering severe brain damage and one that led to a patient being put on a ventilator because of a medication overdose.CONTINUE READING
Even without malpractice caps, New York has added more doctors per capita than Texas
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
There’s no evidence that “tort reform” created an increase in the number of doctors in Texas, especially since the increase there has lagged behind the rest of the country.CONTINUE READING
A look at the claim that raising the MICRA cap would add $10 BILLION a year to California health care costs
Friday, November 1, 2013
The claim by opponents of modifying the cap on compensation to victims of medical harm is riddled with flaws. Here are the details.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.
Spawned by a phony crisis manufactured by the insurance industry, MICRA has survived for nearly 38 years frozen to inflation.
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.
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.