Phil Michels was interviewed for the Los Angeles Daily Journal article, "Nursing Ratio Law May Give More Ammo to Malpractice Attorneys," discussing California's new proposed requirement that hospitals maintain certain nurse-to-patient ratios. Mr. Michels comments, "The problems that we get called about are ones in which it appears that [nurses] were very busy that night. They're really very quickly overwhelmed - that's something we've seen." If passed, it would give the state and plaintiff attorney's new powers to investigate hospitals that do not comply. However, in order to admit staffing records into evidence in a medical malpractice case, plaintiff attorneys would need to demonstrate that the hospital was ignoring staffing problems.