Dr. David Chao, former team doctor for the Chargers, has dropped a legal attempt to recover $2.2 million from medical device maker Smith & Nephew, according to MassDevice.com.
Chao claimed in a suit in U.S. district court that the company was at fault for a malpractice suit against him that was settled for $2.2 million in 2008. Now Chao has dismissed that suit, according to today's (Nov. 7) issue of the publication.
The Chargers announced in June that Chao was leaving to spend more time with his family. But USA Today revealed that two San Diego hospitals had decided not to permit Chao to perform further surgeries.
Officials at Scripps Memorial Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital had conducted reviews of Chao's quality of care and of his alcohol consumption, according to hospital letters obtained by USA Today.