Latest Patient Safety Releases

Initial Report of Medical Board Enforcement Monitor Confirms Investigation Delays and Failure to Discipline Doctors 

Initial findings of the Medical Board Enforcement Monitor, released this week, confirm that the Medical Board’s investigations of doctors are hamstrung by funding shortfalls and that prosecutions are undermined by a crippling division between investigators and attorneys housed in different agencies.

Advocates from Across the State Testify in Pursuit of Medical Board Reform

At its Quarterly Board meeting last week, multiple members of the state board that regulates doctors for the first time seriously acknowledged activists’ call for the state to respond to complaints of physician negligence by requiring patient interviews...

Consumer Watchdog and Its Volunteer Team of Advocates Fight for Babies’ Rights at the Osteopathic Medical Board

Consumer Watchdog and a volunteer team of advocates attended and participated in last week’s Osteopathic Medical Board Quarterly meeting to testify on issues with the enforcement process, how the board does not provide equal rights for families, and...

Physician Licensing Boards Face Executive Director Leadership Changes at Year End

The Executive Director of the Medical Board of California William Prasifka announced his resignation last week stating that his last day will be December 30, 2022. This announcement came following his performance review which was held during the...

Consumer Watchdog and Its Volunteer Team of Advocates Join Forces at First in Person Medical Board of California Meeting

The Medical Board of California brought their first in-person Quarterly Board meeting, since the pandemic, to Los Angeles this month.  Consumer Watchdog and our team of volunteer advocates participated in person and by teleconference line to voice our...

Victims of Medical Harm Who Have Been Misled and Silenced Call on CA Medical Board to Endorse Patient Bill of Rights to Overhaul Physician...

Los Angeles, CA— Patient advocates today will call on the Medical Board of California to reform a physician oversight process that shuts out patients, prioritizes secrecy and ultimately fails to adequately protect patients from doctors who cause harm.

Governor Newsom Signs Historic Legislation to Restore Patient Access to Justice, Update 47-Year-Old Medical Malpractice Damage Cap

Sacramento, CA – Consumer Watchdog and California families harmed by medical negligence applauded Governor Newsom’s historic signature today on legislation to update California’s 47-year-old medical malpractice damage cap and restore injured patients’ access to justice.

Consumer Watchdog, Patients Celebrate Historic Passage of Bill to Update Malpractice Cap After 47 Years, Forestall Initiative Battle in November

Los Angeles, CA – Consumer Watchdog and California families harmed by medical negligence applauded today’s historic 60-0 Assembly vote to update California’s 47-year-old medical malpractice damage cap and restore injured patients’ access to justice.

Kern County Board of Supervisors Proclaims May 2022 as Latina Maternal Health Awareness Month on Mexican Mother’s Day

Kern County, CA – Supervisor Leticia Perez and the Kern County Board of Supervisors will proclaim May 2022 to be Latina Maternal Health Awareness Month at their May 10th meeting at 9:00 am on Mexican Mother’s Day. Over 53 percent of...

Patients Embrace Legislative Deal to Update Malpractice Cap, Forestall Ballot Fight on Fairness for Injured Patients Act in November

Los Angeles, CA - The California families harmed by medical negligence who launched the Patients for Fairness coalition (http://www.patientsforfairness.org) responded favorably to news of a potential legislative deal to raise the 47 year old cap on medical malpractice...
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Patient Safety Videos

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Carmen Balber testifies at Sunset Review about Medical Board Reforms
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Tracy Dominguez Testifies on Right to Know Physician Loss of Hospital Privileges Before
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Naomi Sweatt Testifies Calling for Disclosure of Physician Felony Charges before
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Maria Ibarra Navarrette Testifies Calling for All Death Complaints to be Investigated Before
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Patricia Plascencia Testifies Calling for Public Disclosure of Physician Felony Charges Before
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Evelen Martinez Testifies Calling for Death Complaints Must be Investigated before
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Michele Monserratt-Ramos testifies on Right to Know Physician Loss of Hospital Privileges before
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Xavier De Leon Testifies on Right to Know Physician Loss of Hospital Privileges Before
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Jan Kamel testifies at MBC Meeting 2 9 23
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Michele Monserratt-Ramos Testifies in Support of Bringing Medical Board Meetings to Central Valley
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Kimberly Turbin Testifies Calling for Serious Bodily Injury Complaints to be Investigated Before
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Moises Espinoza Testifies Calling for Public Disclosure of Physician Felony Charges Before
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Judith Gorcey Testifies Calling for Public Disclosure of Physician Felony Charges Before
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Selah O’Connor Testifies Calling for Serious Bodily Complaints Must Be Investigated before
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Tracy Dominguez Testifies in Support of Bringing the Medical Board Meeting to the Central Valley
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Tracy Dominguez Testifies Calling for Death Complaints Must Be Investigated Before
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Monique Himes Testifies in Support of Bringing the Medical Board Meeting to the Central Valley
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Xavier De Leon Testifies in Support of Bringing the Medical Board Meeting to the Central Valley
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Xavier De Leon Testifies Calling for All Death Complaints to be Investigated Before
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David Gorcey Testifies Calling for Public Disclosure of Physician Felony Charges Before
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Naomi Sweatt Testifies in Support of Bringing the Medical Board Meeting to the Central Valley 2/9/23
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Maria Ibarra Navarrette Testifies Calling for Public Disclosure of Physician Felony Charges Before
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Patty Plascencia Testifies Calling for Serious Bodily Injury Complaints to be Investigated Before
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Denise Johnson Testifies Calling for Death Complaints Must Be Investigated Before
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Alka Airy Testifies Calling for All Death Complaints to be Investigated Before
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Tracey Mueller Gibbs Testifies Calling for All Death Complaints to be Investigated Before
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KBAK-TV; Bakersfield Report on EuroPhoria
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KGO - San Francisco, CA; The Shortest, Most Expensive Ambulance Ride
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23 (ABC); Tracy Dominguez and Selena Alvarez Seek Justice At The Osteopathic Medical Board Meeting
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KTLA - Los Angeles, CA; Consumer Watchdog Group Members Calling For A Patient Bill of Rights
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KNBC - Los Angeles, CA; Medical Board Member TJ Watkins Calls On Californians To Help
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Michele Ramos at Med Board Meeting 12 1 22
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Tracy Dominguez at Medical Board Meeting 12 2 22
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Xavier de Leon calls in Med Board Meeting 12 2 22
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Denise Johnson calls in Med Board Meeting 12 1 22 Captioned Copy 01
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Mark Wilson calls in Medical Board Meeting 12 2 22
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Michele Monserratt Ramos at Med Board Meeting 12 2 22 Captioned
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Robert Andrian at Medical Board 12 2 22 Captioned
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Naomi Sweatt calls in Med Board Meeting 12 1 22 Captioned
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Alka Airy calls in Medical Board meetiong 12 2 22
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Annette Ramirez calls in to Med Board Meeting 12 2 22
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Tammy Smick at Medical Board 12 2 22
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Carmen Balber at CA Med Board 12 2 22
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Denise Johnson calls in Medical Board Meeting 12 2 22
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Kim Turbin at Medical Board 12 2 22 Captioned
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Alka Airy calls in Med Board Meeting 12 1 22
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Susan Shinazy calls in Med Board Meeting 12 2 22
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Robert Andrian calls in Med Board Meeting 12 1 22
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Naomi Sweatt calls in Medical Board Meeting 12 2 22
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