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  • Will adding “tort reform” to ACA replacement do anything aside from harm consumers? Thursday, February 9, 2017 � by jg

    “The reality doesn’t match the rhetoric” of “tort reform” advocates, as a new report from The Center for Justice & Democracy shows in great detail.

  • Who’s responsible for infecting patients with a “superbug” at UCLA? Friday, February 20, 2015 � by jg

    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?

  • Doctors, health care officials, medical ethicist call for doctor drug testing to protect patients Wednesday, July 23, 2014 � by jg

    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.

  • Latest California hospital penalties include five patient deaths Tuesday, February 4, 2014 � by jg

    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.

  • How MICRA came to be Friday, August 23, 2013 � by jg

    Spawned by a phony crisis manufactured by the insurance industry, MICRA has survived for nearly 40 years frozen to inflation.

  • Bob Pack: The man behind California’s patient safety initiative Friday, August 16, 2013 � by jg

    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.

  • 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.