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Fin Fan in Cali
07-28-2012, 01:38 PM

SAN DIEGO A jury has awarded $5.2 million in damages to a woman who was injured when using a cold-therapy device recommended by her doctor, David Chao, the head team physician for the San Diego Chargers.
The panel on Wednesday found that Chao and his company, Oasis Sports Medical Group, were negligent in their diagnosis and treatment of Whitney Engler, who was 15 when she underwent knee surgery nine years ago.
According to court documents, Chao prescribed Engler a device called a Polar Care 500, which she was to apply to her knee to help speed her recovery. A short time later, she was diagnosed with frostbite, which led to permanent injuries, including disfigurement.