Political Advocacy Articles

Second Quarter 2019, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Y. Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations
Does Trial Lawyer Advertising Pose a Growing Risk to Public Health?
Evidence is mounting that misleading lawsuit advertising is harming patients.

First Quarter 2019, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Y. Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations
2019 Brings Increased Legislative Activity
In the wake of the 2018 election, legislators seek to make their mark in 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2018, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Y. Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations
Inflated Medical Damages and Lien-Based Care
Discussion regarding attempts by plaintiffs’ attorneys to maximize damages in personal injury cases.

Third Quarter 2018, The Doctor's Advocate, Dennis W. Chiu, JD, Government Relations Specialist, Government Relations, and Elizabeth Y. Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations
New Limits on Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

Second Quarter 2018, The Doctor's Advocate, Dennis W. Chiu, JD, Government Relations Specialist, Government Relations
Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation
Summaries of select court decisions affecting medical liability that are of particular interest or concern.

First Quarter 2018, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations
Damage Limits Protect Access to Healthcare
Limits on noneconomic damages are critical to preserving access to care.

Fourth Quarter 2017, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations
Social Inflation Increases Pressure on Medical Liability Limits
Anyone with an interest in liability and damages should be concerned about the rise in social inflation.

Third Quarter 2017, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations
Advocacy Update

Second Quarter 2017, The Doctor's Advocate, Stephen A. Borg, Vice President, The Keelen Group, and Legislative Advocate in Washington, DC, for The Doctors Company, and Elizabeth Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations, The Doctors Company
Federal Medical Liability Reform: A Historical Perspective

Fourth Quarter 2016, The Doctor's Advocate, Devin O’Brien, Esq., Senior Counsel, Vice President, Legal Department
California Supreme Court Takes a Step to the Left

Fourth Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger, Vice President, Government Relations
Damage Caps and Equal Protection: Two States, Two Views

Second Quarter 2016, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations
Every Aspect of the Litigation Process Is Subject to Legislative Action

First Quarter 2016, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations
The 2016 Election Is in Full Swing

Third Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger, Vice President, Government Relations
Why Handling Medical Malpractice Like Workers’ Comp Won’t End Lawsuits

Second Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger, Vice President, Government Relation
SGR Fix Includes Standard of Care Language

First Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger, Vice President, Government Relations
2014: Difficult Election Choices and Notable Legislation

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