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Octomom's Fertility Doctor Has Medical License Revoked

Baltimore Sun,  June 1, 2011
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California medical officials revoked the license of Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor on Wednesday. In less than eight years, Dr. Michael Kamrava repeatedly performed in vitro fertilization for Suleman, transferring 60 fresh embryos that resulted in a total of 14 children. That's far in excess of national standards, which recommend no more than two embryos for a woman her age, according to experts.

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Basically, the state power to revoke the license of a medical practitioner stems from all reasonable regulations that necessarily affect the public health, safety, and morals. This was the case of octomom's fertility doctor. In practice, fertility physicians must shun multiple births, because the process can put the maternal health at risk for serious complications or worst, death. Another thing is, crowding in a mother's uterus could also result in premature birth, cerebral palsy and other fetal problems. Now, the query would be, was the case of the health practitioner considered medical malpractice? Take note, he became notorious for implanting 12 embryos- 6 times the normal number for a 33 year old woman. Imagine! That was one of the reasons why the medical board filed two lawsuits against Dr. Kamrava, negligence and failing to recommend Ms. Suleman to consult a mental health specialist. The latter was a case of malpractice because the fertility doctor omitted his duty of referring patient to another health provider (that is one of the elements of malpractice). However, take into consideration that not all clinically acquired complications are considered medical malpractice.This reminds me of the article written by Mr. Haskell, a popular lawyer in Spokane WA that has won a bunch of million dollar legal claims. Please allow me to share it. Here it is: <a title="Medical Mistakes -- A Primer on the Basics of Medical Malpractice"href="">Medical Mistakes -- A Primer on the Basics of Medical Malpractice</a>. That will widen anyone's horizons about medical malpractice regarding some medical issues. After scrutinizing the case, I believe that the decision given was for the best. The fact that the physician cited negative publicity, it would also be a way to refrain cases such as this from aggrandizing. Therefore, the saying, "to err is human, to forgive is divine" is not applicable in the medical field. Albeit it is applied generally, forgiving or ignoring healthcare errors in medicine is not acceptable.

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