Medical Board inaction, MICRA cap combine to leave Californians’ safety in question
Thursday, April 4, 2013 � by jg
A recent legislative hearing put the spotlight on the Medical Board of California’s lack of punishment of misbehaving doctors.
Latest California hospital “never events” include four deaths and an operating room fire
Friday, December 21, 2012 � by jg
The announcement of yet another round of fines against California hospitals for incidents that should never happen in a hospital emphasizes the need for state lawmakers to adopt tougher restrictions holding the health care industry more fully accountable for negligent acts.
Where’s the evidence that doctors flock to states with caps on medical malpractice damage awards?
Monday, December 3, 2012 � by jg
The latest numbers show there are 22% more doctors per capita in states that don’t limit compensation for those harmed by medical negligence than in states like California that have such caps.
Proponents of MICRA cap on compensation for medical malpractice use questionable numbers
Friday, November 30, 2012 � by jg
Among other things, a group that includes California’s largest medical malpractice insurers contends medical providers would spend $9 billion to avoid paying out $161 million.
Fourteen California hospitals penalized for serious medical errors
Thursday, August 30, 2012 � by jg
The California Department of Public Health handed out the penalties for errors that “caused, or [were] likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.” Two Bay Area patients died as a result of errors.
Who’s been hurt by Texas medical malpractice “reform”?
Friday, April 27, 2012 � by jg
KDFW-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth: Texas’ cap on damage awards to victims of medical negligence “means people who don’t work, like the elderly, babies and stay-at-home parents are limited even if they win a malpractice lawsuit.”
The trouble with “tort reform”
Thursday, March 1, 2012 � by jg
From from being “conservative,” the suggested “reforms” fly in the face of core principles held by conservatives and others, namely personal accountability, reducing government spending, empowering individuals and strengthening family values.