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State Board Accuses Octuplet Doctor of Negligence

by The Associated Press,  New York Times,  Jan 4, 2009
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The fertility doctor who Nadya Suleman claimed helped her conceive her brood of 14 has been formally accused of negligence and violation of professional guidelines by the California Medical Board.

The state licensing body said Monday that Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava acted ''beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician'' by repeatedly providing fertility treatment to a woman identified in the complaint only by the initials ''N.S.''

Suleman has previously identified Kamrava as her doctor. The document says his patient became pregnant with octuplets. Suleman gave birth to the world's longest-living set of octuplets on Jan. 26, 2009. She already had six other children.

Kamrava is accused of gross negligence in three instances: transferring too many embryos, repeatedly transferring fresh embryos when frozen ones were available, and failing to refer Suleman for a mental health evaluation.

Kamrava is also accused of giving Suleman too much of a hormone while stimulating in vitro fertilization, poor record keeping and ''failure to recognize that N.S.'s behavior was outside the norm and that her conduct was placing her offspring at risk for potential harm.'' Read more.


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