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6/19/2016
Don Stegman
Don Stegman went under surgery in the fall of 2007 for a bone marrow transplant.  But after developing Graft-Versus-Host disease, the life of him and his wife would change forever.  Although the surgery seemed to be a success, Don developed GVHD, an illness that primarily affects bone marrow transplant recipients.  Doctors attempted...
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6/19/2016
Sally and Hal Hunter
Sally Hunter was a homemaker in Pasadena California, happily married to her loving husband Harold Hunter.  But everything changed when colon cancer was discovered.  A cascade of complications caused by medical negligence lead to over a decade of heartache for this elderly couple. It all started during a colon resection.  During...
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6/14/2016
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Sacramento, CA – A California Assembly committee approved a bill today to begin reversing the opioid overdose epidemic and save lives. More people are lost in California to drug overdoses than any other state, and many of those family members testified to their loss today. The Assembly Business and Professions Committee voted 15-0 to approve...
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5/4/2016
Robert Downey - San Diego, CA
It started with his boy.  Robert Downey’s 11-year-old had a sore and tested positive for MRSA, a dangerous infection that is treatable if defected in time but can be deadly.  The young man was given intravenous antibiotics and recovered. A few weeks later Robert had a similar sore that he worried would also be a sign of MRSA and...
News Release
5/3/2016
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – Two years after Consumer Watchdog called on the California Medical Board to suspend the license of former San Diego Chargers team doctor, David Chao, the Board has charged Chao with negligence in the death of former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau. Consumer Watchdog said the Board should have suspended Dr. Chao’s...
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5/2/2016
Stephen Schaak - Los Angeles, CA
Stephen Schaak, an otherwise healthy 51-year-old merchant marine, husband and father of three sons, went to the emergency room exhibiting clear signs of pulmonary embolism - a blockage of the oulmonary artery or one of its branches to the lung.  The emergency room doctor suspected as much and ordered a CT scan to confirm. Inexplicable, the...
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5/1/2016
Rabbi Aaron Gottesman - San Diego, CA
He was the one who consoled countless victims of crime and disaster, a fire and police chaplain well known in San Diego.  Even after a long struggle with diabetes cost Rabbi Aaron Gottesman his legs to amputation, the unsinkable chaplain would show up at fires, crime scenes, and disasters to console those in grief from his wheelchair. It all...
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5/1/2016
Mario Guzman - Santa Clara, CA
On January 5th, 2013 Mario Guzman went running in the hills near his house with his wife.  In spite of some nasal congestion and weakness for the past few weeks, he ran thinking exercising might make him feel better.  During his run, he twisted his ankle.  But even with this pain, he finished his jog on his way home. During the...
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5/1/2016
Diane Stewart - Santa Cruz, CA
In 2007 Diane Stewart received two knee replacements because of injuries she suffered in a car crash when she was younger.  After the operation she complained of severe  abdominal pain and a doctor was notified by her nurses, but the doctor (who lived just 10 minutes from the hospital) never showed up.  As Diane’s condition...
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5/1/2016
Malyia Jeffers - Sacramento, CA
Two-year-old Malyia Jeffers had a fever that kept rising, and unexpected bruises appeared on her cheek. Her parents rushed her to a Sacramento emergency room, where they waited for hours even though her condition continued to worsen.    Her parents repeatedly begged to get her medical attention were ignored until her father forced his...