CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The National Academy of Sciences’ call for reforms in handling & reporting physicians’ malpractice noted.
(Los Angeles: Jerry Bowen) The difficulty for consumers in getting information on physicians who've been disciplined or made malpractice payments examined; details given about lawsuits against Dr. Francis D'Ambrosio. [Victim Michelle MEDINA- describes her pain.] [Victim’s daughter Virginia GONZALEZ- expresses anger over the death of her father, Juan Garcia.] [Garcia family attorney Robert MOSIER- says claims against doctors should be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank.] [Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE- says the public has a right to the information.] [AMA Dr. Richard CORLIN- says people should get information from the state licensing boards.]