Navigation Links
Father Who Lost Young Children Files Ballot Initiative To Address Patient Safety Issues Behind Deaths
Date:7/25/2013

160;"This ballot measure begins to even the balance of power for innocent patients who are victimized by medical negligence and protects against dangerous and drug-abusing doctors. It's a simple and reasonable step forward that the legislature should have taken decades ago."

Alana and Troy Pack were walking on a sidewalk in Danville with Bob's wife, Carmen, when a drugged driver fell unconscious at the wheel and swerved off the road, killing the two children and injuring Carmen. The Packs also lost their unborn twins.

The driver, Jimena Barreto, turned out to be a doctor-shopping drug addict who was convicted of second-degree murder and imprisoned for 30 years to life. The Kaiser doctors who prescribed her thousands of pills, however, were never held accountable for their negligence.

Barreto had no physical symptoms, but managed to stockpile narcotics without any oversight.

In the wake of his family's tragedy, Pack found that Kaiser's doctors had no idea they were all over-prescribing to the same doctor shopper. There was no computer system tracking prescriptions patients received. Pack drew on his technology background to develop the electronic CURES database, a searchable system that tracks prescriptions dispensed in California. Unfortunately, too few doctors currently use the system. Kaiser does not use the CURES database either.

The Packs were only entitled to recover the $250,000 limit for each of their children's lives, because that is the maximum value of a child's life under the 37-year-old cap on noneconomic damages signed into law during Jerry Brown's first term as governor. The cap is worth merely $58,000 today in 1975 dollars. Adjusting the cap for inflation would increase it to $1.1 million in 2013.

Download the text of the ballot initiative here:

SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Intermountain Medical Center Uses SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to Bridge 31-Year-Old Father to a Heart Transplant
2. Get Dad a Checkup for Fathers Day
3. Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, The Founding Father Of Topical Antioxidants, Leading Scientist Behind SkinCeuticals, And Chief Emeritus Of The Division Of Dermatology At Duke University, Dies At 76
4. Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Record Sales and EPS for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012
5. Young Innovations, Inc. Board Of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
6. Dr. Phillip Chan Named Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 Award in New Jersey
7. Masimo CEO Joe Kiani Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
8. GHX CEO Bruce Johnson Recognized as Ernst & Young Rocky Mountain Region Entrepreneur of the Year 2012
9. MedAvante Honored By Ernst & Young LLP and Red Herring
10. Young Innovations, Inc. Provides 2nd Quarter Conference Call Details
11. Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2015)...  Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced ... Carba-R, with the addition of two newly emerging ... test also detects and differentiates among the five ... NDM, VIM, IMP-1 and OXA-48. "Carbapenem-resistant ... are a growing and expensive challenge for healthcare ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... PITTSBURGH , July 29, 2015  Mylan ... received regulatory clearance from the European Commission under the ... of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE).  ... Coury commented, "Today marks yet another important milestone ... and serves as further affirmation of the sound industrial ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 29, 2015  Efforts to improve working capital efficiency ... firms in North America and ... an effective working capital management will ease the difficulties ... Big pharma companies expect to invest in optimizing working ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150724/241957LOGO Analysis from Frost ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:'Superbug' Test Updated to Identify Newest Carbapenem-Resistant Organisms 2'Superbug' Test Updated to Identify Newest Carbapenem-Resistant Organisms 3'Superbug' Test Updated to Identify Newest Carbapenem-Resistant Organisms 4Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 9Working Capital Management Seizes Priority in North American and European Pharma Industry 2Working Capital Management Seizes Priority in North American and European Pharma Industry 3Working Capital Management Seizes Priority in North American and European Pharma Industry 4
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... 29, 2015 , ... It is unique for a health center to dedicate ... care. One that is very hands on and resident oriented, and one to which ... bringing great passion and energy, as well as a strong commitment to helping seniors ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... , ... TransFlip is an all new dynamic transition pack for FCPX, containing ... transitions are easy to apply and modify for any skill-level user. TransFlip includes custom ... styles, kinetic flipping panel animations are just a few clicks away. , TransFlip contains ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , ... July 29, 2015 , ... The New ... project, which will by the end will cost the 501(c) organization nearly $1 million, ... recent anti-ligature requirements. , “We took it down to the studs,” said Geraldine ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Burnsville MN (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 ... ... manufacturer, announces that it has entered into a partnership with 247Ergo, an ergonomics ... physical health and wellness. Ergonomics projects that the companies undertake could improve worker ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... Elizabeth Callahan, ... Sarasota to be chosen by the manufacturer to offer and perform Kybella™ ... non-invasive way to treat and eliminate double chin fat,” Dr. Callahan explained. “Previously ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Medical Director Readies To Take Reins at Monarch Landing 2Health News:New Medical Director Readies To Take Reins at Monarch Landing 3Health News:Pixel Film Studios Releases FCPX Transition TransFlip for FCPX 2Health News:The New Foundation AZ Renovates Residential Dorms for Youth in Crisis 2Health News:The New Foundation AZ Renovates Residential Dorms for Youth in Crisis 3Health News:HealthPostures and 247Ergo Partnership Strengthens America's Wellness 2Health News:HealthPostures and 247Ergo Partnership Strengthens America's Wellness 3Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology is First in Sarasota to Offer Kybella Treatments to Reduce Double Chin Fat 2Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology is First in Sarasota to Offer Kybella Treatments to Reduce Double Chin Fat 3
... 23 (HealthDay News) -- Swimming may be easy on the ... The most common injury among those who practice the sport ... of competitive swimmers, said Dr. Scott A. Rodeo, co-chief of ... Surgery in New York City, who recently spoke at a ...
... July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic research from Canadian ... An international team of researchers found that some of ... and is found in non-Africans everywhere. Neanderthals are ... in what is now France, Spain, Germany and Russia. ...
... A new study finds that U.S. children with publicly funded ... privately insured. Still, there was good news from ... publicly insured children had a personal doctor and a regular ... cornerstone of health care for children. These results suggest that ...
... study by researchers at Drexel University,s School of Public Health ... gateway to the use of injected drugs such as heroin, ... drugs. The study, published in the International Journal of ... initiation into the misuse of opioid drugs. Common factors identified ...
... FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- As melanoma rates ... 1992, their adoption of American cultural beliefs is associated ... research finds. "Acculturated Latinos might have increased exposure ... expanded social networks, but display decreased engagement in some ...
... FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- With temperatures soaring ... caution when engaging in aerobic activity outdoors or in ... warns. Dr. Cedric X. Bryant, the council,s chief ... heat-related injuries when working out in hot, humid ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Common Swimming Injuries Often Avoidable 2Health News:There's a Little Neanderthal in Most of Us 2Health News:Publicly Insured Kids May Get Less Comprehensive Care 2Health News:Drexel study: Misuse of pain medication is pathway to high-risk behaviors 2Health News:Drexel study: Misuse of pain medication is pathway to high-risk behaviors 3Health News:U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos 2Health News:Extreme Heat Calls for Smarter Workouts 2
... Used for the injection of contrast ... The dual lumen design eliminates the need ... designed to promote atraumatic passage into and ... layer of hydrophilic polymer that when activated, ...
... whistle tip has two staggered eyes. ... the Luer fitting adapter is enclosed. ... of left or right. They are ... x-ray opaque. The length is 65cm ...
Used for directing a flexible tipped wire guide in the ureter. The angled tip allows passage of the catheter past a ureteral stone in preparation for E.S.W.L. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. ...
... of stainless steel Delta Wire. The revolutionary ... three-prong grasper with the largest possible wire ... Wire creates a grasper with increased radial ... the ureter. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. ...
Medicine Products: