Sundays with Dr. Dary

Episode 18

Happy Sunday!

Happy birthday to our oldest son Phillip Willis, III who turned 32 years old on February 26th and my nephew Davon who turned 27 years old on March 7th! 

Special thoughts and prayers to the Brice Family who celebrated the life of Bishop James Brice on Saturday!  As well as a family friend Almalette Swain whose 32 year old son passed away on Tuesday!

Corona Virus - Be careful and cautious out there.  Here’s some info that may help us all be pro-active:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  2. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
  5. Avoid contact with infected people.  

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Shawn E’S Peaceful Legacy Walk

Sequoia Park - 868 Wawona St. Manteca

Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 2:30pm

Health Care Reform/Changing the Law or by calling 510-753-9718 for more information

What Is California Malpractice?

In general, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional breaches the standard of care when providing treatment to a patient. This breach must then cause injury to the patient in order for the patient to have a medical malpractice case.

A standard of care is a technical term that refers to the generally accepted procedures and practices that all healthcare practitioners in the area would use when treating a patient suffering from a specific disease or ailment. This standard of care can vary depending on a number of factors, including the patient's age and overall health.

It is not enough, though, to establish that the doctor breached, or did not follow, the standard of care. You must also prove that this breach directly resulted in the injury. This can be a difficult step to prove and often requires the assistance of expert witnesses.

In addition, the scope of what the law considers treatment in California malpractice cases is fairly broad. Treatment includes not just medical care or issuing prescription medication. Treatment occurs throughout the entire medical process. For example, a misdiagnosis can, in some cases, be considered medical malpractice.

Statute of Limitations for California Medical Malpractice Claims

Each state also sets its own statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims. A statute of limitations is the timeframe in which an injured patient can file a lawsuit suit against the medical provider. Once this amount of time has passed, the patient is usually barred from filing a claim.

According to California malpractice law, a patient can file a medical malpractice claim up to one year after the discovery of the act that caused the injury or up to three years from the date that injury occurred. Whichever occurs first applies.

These strict time limits mean it is important for victims of medical malpractice to act fast when reaching out to medical malpractice lawyers. California attorneys will be able to look over your case and begin the lawsuit process to ensure that you file your claim on time.

Damage Caps in California Malpractice Cases

The money a patient seeks when filing a lawsuit against a medical provider for medical malpractice is known as damages. In medical malpractice cases, there are several types of damages available to an injured party. California malpractice law does place limits on some of these damages.

The first type of compensation is known as compensatory damages, which are also sometimes referred to as actual or economic damages. These compensate the victim for costs such as medical bills and lost wages due to missed days at work. California places no cap on this type of damages.

The next type of compensation is known as non-economic damages. These damages compensate the victim for things like pain, suffering, inconvenience, disfigurement, and physical impairment. In California, such damages are limited to $250,000. This means that the maximum a court can award an injured patient in a medical malpractice case for pain and suffering is $250,000.

Finally, patients may also seek punitive damages in certain situations. Punitive damages are awarded as a way to punish a medical provider for reckless behavior. Oftentimes, patients and their attorneys must prove that the healthcare professional actions involved malice or fraud in order to receive punitive damages. California does not place caps on punitive damages for most medical malpractice claims.


Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

  • The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to African-American students pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to animal welfare. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be an African-American graduating high school senior, current college student or returning college student. Please also provide two professional references from Professors that speak directly to your experience in Veterinary Medicine or Technology. One letter should be from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professor.

BMW Engineering Scholarship

Overview: This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology, high performance internal combustion engines.

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,500

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable – winners who continue to meet the criteria are eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. Up to 24 scholarship runners-up will be eligible for a one-time $2,500 BAM technology stipend based on need.

North County African American Women Association Scholarships

Deadline: March 31, 2020 

This scholarship is presented to a female student who is pursuing her educational goals through a four-year college, community college, Regional Occupation Program (ROP), trade or technical school. Graduate students enrolled in a degree program or certificate course of study are also eligible.


This award is given in honor of a deceased honorary member, Agnes Diggs. She was an award-winning journalist who resided in North San Diego County. One of her gifts to the community was “The Road to College” which is a guide to help students prepare to enter college. Agnes helped and inspired many students to continue with their education. This award is presented to a current scholarship applicant studying journalism, English, or an area in the communications field.


Must be a female of African American descent, graduating high school senior, ROP, trade school, community college, four year college, or adult student.

Graduate students enrolled in a degree program or certificate course of study are also eligible.

Must reside in or attend school in the following locations: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos, Vista

Must have C average or above and good citizenship.

Must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 units in a college, ROP, trade, technical, or graduate school for the entering semester.

Must submit a completed application, resume, official transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, ministers, employers, or community organizations.  Official transcript must be in an officially sealed envelope or sent directly from a counselor.

A photo must be submitted with the initial application package to be used for publicity purposes.

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