This firm strongly supports the Pack Patient Safety Act, which will be on the November 2014 General Election Ballot.
The Act adjusts, for the first time in 39 years, the cap on damages in medical negligence cases. That cap, placed at the time of the initial legislation in 1975, was $250,000.00. It has stayed the same, without any adjustment for inflation, for nearly four decades. The cap is worth only $58,000.00 in today’s dollars.
The lack of any inflationary adjustment has had the impact of preventing people with very valid claims from pursuing justice.
The Act also requires, among other things, that doctors prescribing narcotics to a patient for the first time check a database to ensure that the patient is not doctor shopping.
You can read more about the Act here: https://www.facebook.com/38IsTooLate/timeline
Please join us in supporting patient safety and this very worthy legislation.