Medical Malpractice

Patients Win Voice In Medical Board Doctor Discipline

Sacramento, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation containing reforms long sought by patient advocates that will increase families’ voice in medical board investigations into harm caused by...

Medical Board Reform Bill That Will Expand Patients’ Voice in Doctor Disciplinary Process Heads to Governor Newsom

Sacramento, CA – Patients will have a greater voice in investigations into harm caused by a doctor under legislation California lawmakers sent to the governor Thursday evening. However key reforms...

KGET – Bakersfield, CA: California Medical Board Meets in Bakersfield to Address Maternal Mortality

Consumer Watchdog volunteers and families share their medical negligence stories for reform within the healthcare system.

KBAK (FOX58) – Bakersfield, CA: High Maternal Mortality Rate

Families who lost their loved ones ask the Medical Board for justice.

CalMatters – Victims of medical negligence in California should be included in investigations

By Annette Ramirez, CALMATTERS Eleven years ago I went into the hospital for a hysterectomy and was expecting to go home the next day. Instead, I fought to survive in the...

KERO-BFL (23ABC) – Bakersfield, CA: Maternal Mortality Addressed By Medical Board

Consumer Watchdog Advocate Michele Monserratt-Ramos and volunteers share their experiences with the Medical Board to enact change regarding maternal mortality.

Medical Board Reform Bill Moves Ahead to Full Senate 

Public Control, Mandatory Patient Interview, Among Bill’s Consumer Protections  Sacramento, CA – Legislation to strengthen consumer protections and improve physician oversight at the Medical Board of California passed out of...

KABC-LA (ABC) – Los Angeles, CA; Pathways Medical in Toluca Lake Owner Falsely Claims to be A Licensed Doctor

Consumer Watchdog's Carmen Balber says if you've been treated by someone you suspect was not a doctor, you should absolutely report that fact to the Medical Board of California which helps regulates doctors.

San Diego Doctor Charged with Murder In Patient’s Death Shows Failure Of California’s Doctor Discipline, Patient Disclosure Laws

San Diego, CA -- Patients in California are exposed to harm by dangerous doctors because California law does not quickly discipline or require them to disclose criminal or regulatory charges...

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