https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vN4-yyBnR2KE&listPL_fFbgGe88MrISnwyZw63R7WkFuPP1NAz&index34 Dr. Keith Blair\u202f was a retired dentist\u202f having practiced for over 50 years in San Diego.\u202f He was the President of the San Diego Dental Society and he was the editor of the San Diego Bulletin, the\u202f California Dental Association monthly journal,\u202f and \u202fthe magazine for the International College of Dentists. Devoted to \u202fhis patients, he listed his\u202fhome phone number in the phone directory\u202f making\u202f himself available to his patients at all hours.\u202f If \u202fa patient \u202fcalled him at 10:00 pm with a toothache,\u202f he would meet his patient at his office\u202f that\u202f night \u202fto put them at ease.\u202f He\u202f considered dentistry\u202f his calling. An avid reader of the news, he would write editorials on dentistry.\u202f\u202f Having been called upon to fix\u202fbad dental work, he would testify in\u202fcourt on behalf of patients.\u202f\u202f He had the utmost respect for medical professionals.\u202f If he had an appointment with a doctor, it was called a consultation.\u202f\u202f So, it \u202fwas even more of a betrayal that he would be harmed in a system that he\u202f devoted his life \u202fto, and after having\u202f committed much of his practice to the safety of his patients. At 79, Dr. Blair\u202fchose to\u202f retire \u202fto be by his wife\u2019s side through her battle with \u202fbreast cancer.\u202f\u202f Following his wife\u2019s death,\u202f he lived\u202f on his own for five years \u202fand\u202f was very \u202findependent.\u202f In time, he moved in with his daughter. Dr. Blair\u202f took care of himself,\u202f saw his general doctor regularly,\u202f and\u202f knew he had to speak \u202fto his doctor\u202f when he started having trouble with\u202f severe back pain. His doctor recommended\u202f a \u202fhospital\u202f stay \u202ffor testing. \u202f\u202fThinking he was only going to be in the hospital for a few days, Dr. Blair was admitted.\u202f What should have been a brief hospital stay turned into a nightmare. Without informing his family, Dr. Blair was placed on\u202fa powerful cocktail of anti psychotics like Risperdal and Haldol that caused a sudden mental decline. When his family could not\u202fawaken him\u202fand found him unresponsive, they sought answers \u202ffrom his doctor. \u202f\u202fThe\u202f doctor \u202fsaid that he\u202f had developed sudden onset Alzheimer\u2019s\u202f Disease, and moved him to a nursing home.\u202f While at the nursing home, he was given more drugs without consent.\u202f There he fell seven times, suddenly became diabetic, and acquired a MRSA infection.\u202f His decline was rapid.\u202f After the last fall, his family was told that his heart and his kidneys were failing.\u202f He passed away just a few weeks later. After his death, his family obtained his medical records.\u202f\u202f They \u202fdiscovered that his consent\u202f forms were falsified,\u202f including a do not resuscitate order \u202fDr. Blair had never signed.\u202f His back pain turned out to be spinal stenosis a condition that can be\u202f easily \u202ftreated with over the counter medication.\u202f At his funeral, his family vowed to seek answers. They learned of California\u2019s outdated compensation cap when they\u202f sought \u202fthe advice of an attorney.\u202f They were told by multiple attorneys that they had a \u202fcase, \u202fbut it was not worth much due to their father\u2019s age and retirement status.\u202f\u202f They were forced into arbitration by the nursing home.\u202f Once in arbitration, an attorney dropped\u202f any further legal action\u202f because,\u202f due to the cap,\u202f their options were limited. When his daughter filed a complaint to the Medical Board of California, the Medical Board investigator told her the doctor would definitely face an accusation of wrongdoing brought by the Board. However, the Board negotiated a settlement with the doctor without her knowledge under which he received only a public letter of reprimand. It took 18 months to get the letter, but the Medical Board didn't post it for another year and a half because they were waiting for the doctor to take the agreed upon classes. Usually, the classes are required to be taken within 6 months of the decision. It was a \u201cvery pitiful\u201d public letter of reprimand, according to Dr. Blair\u2019s daughter, and didn't begin to address what they had done to her father. Instead of including the drugging and falsifications, the letter just stated there were medical record keeping issues, along with giving her father a diabetic drug even though he didn't have diabetes. As a health care professional, Dr. Blair gave hours of free care to priests and nuns.\u202f He gave his time to the Nazareth House, a boarding school for foster children, where he would provide free care to the\u202fat-risk children who resided there.\u202f\u202f His\u202f passion was health care and\u202f providing the best possible care to his patients.\u202f Yet, he was not given the best possible care in his time of need and became a victim of medical negligence. Dr. Blair\u2019s daughter is fighting so that no other family has to go through what hers did.