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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 29, 2018
On the first day of a medical malpractice suit brought against rock drummer-turned OB/GYN Dr. James Lilja, a prospective juror went into cardiac arrest and was saved by the defendant of the case, Stereogum reports. Lilja, who served as drummer for the Offspring from 1984 to 1987 before becoming a doctor, administered CPR and applied a defibrillator on the juror, keeping him alive until paramedics arrived. Because most of the prospective jury witnessed the event, the judge declared a mistrial, saying the jury would be biased in Lilja’s favor.