Lisa Zenzen Baker, 1961-2003


Friday, November 11, 2005

Proposed law

Senators’ bill would ease the pain and expense

A bill proposed by New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Illinois
Senator Barack Obama would encourage medical providers to acknowledge
mistakes and agree on compensation.

It sounds like a good idea. But it is likely to face fierce opposition from
special interests that are making a lot of money from the present adversarial
situation, particularly the law firms that make millions of dollars defending
often weak cases.

See “Preventable deaths: And the winners are …


A story about it appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. A very brief part of the long story ran in the Times Union.

See the full Post Dispatch story here:


TV program may include Lisa’s case

A producer with a TV production company in California has expressed an
interest in what happened to Lisa while she was a patient in Samaritan
Hospital. The company is making a documentary for PBS.

Stay tuned.