Patients must have the right to tell their own story.
When a patient is harmed or killed because of a doctor’s negligence, they or surviving family members can seek accountability by writing a consumer complaint and sending it to the Medical Board of California. The Medical Board is charged with disciplining doctors. But once families submit a complaint, they currently have no other legal rights to communicate with the board, submit more information, address the provider’s comments regarding their complaint, or discuss their case with the medical board before their case is dismissed. Doctors have legal rights in the complaint enforcement process, but patients and families have no rights.
Consumer Watchdog advocating for rights for patients and to ensure consumers’ right to input in the enforcement process at the Medical Board of California.