Local Woman Says Prop 12 Puts Price Tag On Her Life

Michelle Miller may look like any other 45 year old mother and grand mother, but she's not.

She's an alleged victim of medical malpractice.

"I can't remember when this picture was taken."

She flips through her family photo album on a regular basis, but it might as well be a strangers.

"I don't know who this is."

Michelle says her short term memory was stolen from her after a surgery. She was supposed to be hooked up to breathing monitors, but says she wasn't.

She says she stopped breathing and suffered brain damage.

"My husband came in and saw me not breathing. I had blue lips. The doctors had to revive me.

Today, doctors say as a result of her brain damage, Michelle now functions at a 6th grade level.

Michelle, a former RN nurse with a college degree, can't remember how to do simple math, and she doesn't recall the names of all her grandchildren.

"I know it's my grandson -- but I don't know his name."

Michelle says her life has been forever changed and that Prop. 12 is putting a price on her mental disability and anguish.

"I was a registered nurse, and now I can't cook, I can't remember anything, I don't even know the names of my grand kids."

Michelle is voting no on Prop. 12 because she says she doesn't want the government to put a price tag on her memories that gone forever.