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The original drummer of The Offspring became a gynecologist, and during the initial stages of a malpractice trial, he performed CPR and used a defibrillator to save the life of a potential juror. The judge had to declare a mistrial because the rest of the jury would likely be biased in his favor

This Story About an Offspring Drummer Turned Ob-gyn Has Everything

Brace yourself: We have a doozy of a story for you that truly has everything, including a former drummer of punk group the Offspring (yes, the “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” band), a medical-malpractice suit, California, jurors, life-saving CPR, and a mistrial.

James Lilja, a founding member of the Offspring who left the band 30 years ago, is an obstetrician-gynecologist residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He apparently had been “dying” to get into medical school when he was in the band (back in the ’80s), and walked away from his music career as soon as he got accepted. SF Gate reports that he now runs a private practice specializing treating in cancerous and precancerous female-reproductive issues. (And just for reference, Lilja’s… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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