Breaking News! MICRA Law updated after 13 years of fighting for patient rights
The Tara Lynn DeRogatis Foundation has reached another milestone in helping patients get justice against medical malpractice by our unrelenting work to reverse MICRA in the State of California. On May 23, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 35 (MICRA Modernization) into law, and in doing so finalized an achievement few thought was possible. Gov. Newsom ends a decades-long political battle and usher in a new era of stability around malpractice liability.
Families of Injured Patients Call for Medical Board and Medical Negligence Cap Reform
Doctor Lobby’s Protectionism “Costs Patient Lives,” Whistleblower Tells CBS News.
State Lawmakers Concede Too Much To Doctors Lobby
California legislators may pass up a chance to strengthen physician oversight and transparency.
Put Non-Physicians In Charge Of The State Medical Board
It’s become a common scene at the quarterly meetings of the California Medical Board, the 15-member state panel that oversees physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Patient Safety Action Network Community
This group is focused on patient safety. Members are people who have experienced medical harm and patient advocates who are interested in learning about making health care safer, sharing resources and connecting with others to bring about change.
In Depth on Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits
Proposition 46 is an initiative statute that would (1) require hospitals to perform drug testing of doctors, (2) require doctors to check a statewide database before prescribing certain drugs, and (3) raise the 1975 cap on non-economic damages in medical negligence lawsuits to reflect inflation.
Critics Say Physicians ‘Cartel’ Obstructing Efforts To Punish Bad Doctors
As injured patients and consumer rights groups fight for tougher penalties on grossly negligent doctors, California’s powerful physicians lobby is working hard behind the scenes to water down any proposed reforms.
California Supreme Court Affirms Medical Board’s Use Of State Prescription Drug Database to Discipline Dangerous Doctors and Prevent Opioid Abuse
The California Supreme Court today issued a decision affirming the right of the Medical Board of California to use the state prescription drug database to protect patients from incompetent and negligent doctors.
State Senator Melissa Hurtado
State Senator Melissa Hurtado has shown us that she fights for Central Valley families.
Doctors’ Lobby Guts Doctor Accountability Law
Does the California Medical Association own the state Senate? Legislation to make the Medical Board of California more accountable to patients harmed by negligent doctors was gutted this week because of doctor pressure after being in print for just one week.