| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:28 PM
It's a very rare thing for a legislator to admit that a law he sponsored hasn't worked out as expected. It's even rarer for him to label it "oppressive" and call for its revision.
But that's the case with former California Assemblyman Barry Keene and...
| Jul 12, 2013
Re "Time to fix state's broken medical malpractice law," Column, July 10
As a physician who was involved in the passage of California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975, I feel compelled to respond to Michael Hiltzik's view that the law...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Eugene K. Pettis, a co-founder of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, has an extensive civil trial practice. He litigates matters in areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation, professional liability and employment law. Mr. Pettis...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The attorney for former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez requested a mistrial Wednesday after news surfaced that one of the potential jurors in the municipal corruption case had lunch with an attorney involved in the case. The request was denied, though......
| Mar 23, 2013
| 6:53 PM
WOLCOTTVILLE -- Ruth and Alvin Lambright Jr. grew up together on the family "homeplace" in rural LaGrange County.
Ruth and her younger brother, Alvin, ran the farm together for decades after their parents died and are described variously as "salt of...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: I bought my house 20 years ago, and today it is worth $300,000. I owe about $150,000 and have about 10 years left on a 15-year mortgage. The interest rate is 5.125 percent, and my monthly payment is $1,550.
Here is the problem: I am a physician...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:15 PM
In 2005, to reduce the number of frivolous or marginal lawsuits involving medical malpractice, the General Assembly passed a law requiring that before such a suit can be brought to trial, a so-called "certificate of merit" must be obtained. This is a...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:01 PM
The time has come to put the Medical Board of California out of its misery.
The board oversees the licensing of doctors and their discipline for misdeeds or incompetence. It also has jurisdiction over doctor-owned surgical clinics. Long ago the board...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
(CBS News) The gruesome trial of an abortion provider resumes in Philadelphia Monday. The doctor, Kermit Gosnell, is charged with killing a female patient and seven babies.
Gosnell's name may not be familiar, and that makes some abortion opponents...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:43 PM
William H. Ginsburg, a seasoned medical malpractice attorney who bolted to national prominence in the brutal arena of Washington politics as Monica Lewinsky's lawyer, died Monday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 70.
The cause was cancer, said his...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:25 PM
From the you-learn-something-new-every-day department: There is no state law in Pennsylvania requiring dentists to carry malpractice insurance. Physicians, physicians assistants and other professionals must have the insurance. Dentists don't. Most, I...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Newly announced congressional candidate John Quinones is also the newly announced subject of a recall petition, courtesy of Buenaventura Lakes community activist Jorge Coronado. In a release, Coronado said that Quinones, the Owsceola County Commission...