San Francisco attorney Chris Dolan, past President of The Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and owner of The Dolan Law Firm, is a tireless advocate for patient safety. His work, as part of CAOC, to make California medical clinics and hospitals safer for patients is the driving force behind California Senate Bill 850, Sponsored by CAOC and authored by Bay Area Senator Mark Leno, which would improve and preserve patients’ electronic medical records (EMRs) in California.
Recent investigations by the California Department of Public Health found some shocking news about California nursing homes. In 18 out of the 32 investigations – all but one in the Bay Area – pharmacists responsible for reviewing the medication of nursing home residents regularly allowed medically inappropriate and potentially fatal antipsychotic medications and did not correct other dangerous drug irregularities.
by Daniel Evans
Friday, February 23, 2001A woman who remained pregnant following a botched abortion three years ago has been awarded $672,610 from Planned Parenthood.As the court clerk read the jury’s award Wednesday, the woman, whose fetus lost two limbs in the abortion attempt before being terminated moths later, lowered her head and wept, convinced her three year court battle was finally over.
Mike B, asks Q: “What happens if during a personal injury, or medical malpractice case, the plaintiff succumbs to their injuries and dies? Does it cause a new action to be filed or simply the old one to be amended ? And more importantly does it affect the damages that can be recovered?A: There are many variables to this complex question. What I can do is provide a general overview for a very intricate question. It is not legal advice. More facts are needed.