How important it is to disclose that have a California DUI? If your employer or a State agency asks, you must answer honestly. It is always better to be truthful, San Diego DUI attorneys remind.

If the employer or State agency later finds out you did not disclose the drunk driving conviction – you will likely be terminated and/or face loss of California state license, say DUI lawyers in San Diego!

That is exactly what happened to the San Diego Chargers team’s lead doctor.

California’s medical board has brought charges meaning loss of his license.

The complaint vs. Dr. David Chao began with random complaints by 3 patients.

California’s Medical Board’s decided a couple of months ago to make a public reprimand against Dr. Chao after it determined that he was “dishonest” when he failed to reveal a misdemeanor DUI Conviction on applications to work as a medical evaluator for workers’ compensation cases.

A new petition accuses Dr. Chao of gross negligence in the care of a patient, repeated negligent acts and failure to maintain adequate and accurate medical records.

The California medical board alleges one of the three patients suffered neurological problems and further complications after having surgery with Dr. Chao.

Dr. Chao’s defense lawyer, Robert Frank responds:

“The care of these patients have been reviewed by independent physicians who have supported Dr. Chao’s quality of care. Dr. Chao’s surgical performance of the total knee replacement on patient ME was successful and she remains one of his patients, and along with patient DE has not lodged any complaints. Unfortunately patient KA suffered a known complication experienced by other physicians who perform BHR procedure in which Dr. Chao was the first surgeon in San Diego (2006) to perform the procedure after being personally being trained on the procedure by a surgeon who invented and pioneered the procedure and which Dr. Chao has performed many times successfully.”

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