NFL Doc Blames Smith & Nephew For $2.2M Malpractice Suit

By David McAfee (January 16, 2013, 9:50 PM EST) -- Medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew Inc. has been hit with a $2.2 million lawsuit by a San Diego Chargers team doctor alleging the company improperly taught him a new hip surgery method that resulted in a multi-million dollar medical malpractice settlement, according to a suit removed to a California federal court Tuesday.

The lawsuit, filed by team doctor David Chao and medical services organization Oasis MSO Inc. in state court Jan. 4, said Smith & Nephew trained Chao to be the first doctor in San Diego to perform the "state of the art" Birmingham hip resurfacing. Chao's third BHR —...

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