CAOC vows to continue fight for patient safety

Defeat of Prop 46 does not mark end of efforts to halt epidemic of preventable medical errors that claim up to 40,00 patients each year

SACRAMENTO (Nov. 4, 2014) –With the defeat of Proposition 46, leaders of Consumer Attorneys of California vowed to continue the fight to improve patient safety and halt the epidemic of preventable medical errors that claim up to 40,00 Americans each year. (more…)

Consumer Watchdog Calls On Gov. Brown to Audit Reports Of Thousands of Medical Errors At Hospitals

11/21/2014

SANTA MONICA, CA: Following a report that thousands of medical errors were reported by California’s hospitals in the last four years, Consumer Watchdog called on Governor Brown and state health regulators to audit hospitals for failures to report many instances of patient harm and for full public disclosure of these events. (more…)

Consumer Watchdog Asks California Supreme Court To Overturn Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages

SANTA MONICA, CA: Consumer Watchdog has joined the plaintiffs in Hughes v. Pham in asking that the California Supreme Court review the constitutionality of the state’s arbitrary 39-year-old damages cap of $250,000 in medical malpractice cases. Even though a jury awarded the injured plaintiff millions in noneconomic damages for his permanent disability, this award was slashed to $250,000. (more…)