On the October 29th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a debate on Proposition 46, the ballot initiative that would raise the cap on damages in malpractice suits and enforce mandatory drug testing on doctors. Supporters of Proposition 46 argue that medical negligence is too common and pain and suffering damage awards are too low. Opponents say the initiative isn’t about protecting patients, but increasing medical lawsuit payouts to trial lawyers. Election Day is next week - what questions do you have on Proposition 46? It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.
Bob Pack, co-author of Proposition 46, who became a patient safety advocate after his children were killed by a driver high on painkillers prescribed by six different doctors
Jason Kinney, spokesperson for the No on 46 campaign
Ballotpedia: Proposition 47
Protect Consumer Justice: Bob Pack: The man behind California’s patient safety initiative
Contra Costa Times: Prop. 46: East Bay family's tragedy sparks clash of special-interest titans