An inmate at Wasco State Prison in California has sued Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (I still giggle typing that) for medical negligence for $100,000.
The inmate had previously written and requested a transfer to another prison after contracting a disease known as “valley fever” because of the prison’s location . This disease prompts its victims to start every sentence with “Like,…” and tease their bangs up with hairspray. Actually, valley fever it is a real disease that is a fungal infection in the lungs prominent in the Southwest which produces flu-like symptoms and can in rare cases lead to death. Ha! You just learned something of substance from this stupid blog.
The inmate, Terry Alexander, claims he is now confined to a “wheelchair for life” because of Schwarzenegger medical neglect in not approving the transfer.
Dr. Michael Omidi, a Hollywood surgeon who has appeared on the self-esteem destroying TV show Dr. 90210, has been placed on a three year probation by the Medical Board of California for being “grossly negligent” with several of his patients, including one that wound up on TV.
The medical negligence charge is because Omidi performed liposuction for one episode on a patient at a facility that was not accredited, and furthermore did not document which painkillers he administered. The board continued to state that “Dr. Omidi’s use of general anesthesia on this patient with a loss of his life preserving reflexes at an unaccredited outpatient facility is an extreme departure from the standard of care.” The concluded by noting that Omidi had used the unaccredited facility two other times, and did not document an oxycodone prescription.
The board had at first revoked Omidi’s medical license, before reinstating it and putting him on probation.