Article: Octuplet Mom's Doctor Accused of Negligence

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by TwoCatDoctors, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    CNN Justice
    Octuplet mom's doctor accused of negligence
    January 4, 2010 10:10 p.m. EST

    Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- A California doctor has been accused of negligence in the case of a woman who gave birth to octuplets in January 2009, according to a complaint filed by the state medical board.

    Michael Kamrava, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Beverly Hills, is accused of gross negligence and repeated negligent acts in the treatment of a patient named in the complaint only by her initials, N.S.

    Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman has identified Kamrava as her doctor in interviews. Suleman has six children in addition to the octuplets -- all conceived through in-vitro fertilization.

    In filing the complaint in December, the medical board's executive director, Barbara Johnston, says Kamrava, while his patient was undergoing in-vitro, transferred a number of embryos that was "far in excess of [American Society for Reproductive Medicine] recommendations and beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician."

    The society recommends no more than two embryos for women under 35 years old and no more than five for women over 40, for whom it is harder to get pregnant, according to guidelines published on its Web site. Suleman was 33 when she gave birth to the octuplets. The reproductive society expelled Kamrava from the group in September.

    Additionally, the complaint says Kamrava should have referred his patient to a mental health physician after she repeatedly returned to him for additional in-vitro treatments shortly after each of her pregnancies.

    "[Kamrava] failed to exercise appropriate judgment and question whether there would be harm to her living children and any future offspring should she continue to conceive," the complaint says.

    Efforts to reach Kamrava on Monday were unsuccessful.

    No hearing date has been set in the case.

  2. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I am glad something has been done about this. What was this doctor thinking?

    I wonder how the children are doing? Born so prematurely increases the risks of developmental and health problems.

    Suleman obviously had some mental problems, possibly at the expense of the babies.


  3. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Suleman aside, we all depend on doctors to make good sound judgments. Instead this doctor let the patient run the show and that's not acceptable. We can't have patients settling the standards.

    And Suleman is defending this doctor against these charges and made a remark something to the effect of where would she go now if she wanted more children--then she laughed. I think her remark spoke volumes about her collecting kids like dolls.

    And Jon and Kate Goselin are very similarto Suleman --they had in-vitro that produced too many kids that they could not afford (thus supposedly the big need for a TV show) and that mentally just broke them down. There should have been a financial exam and major mental exam before that couple was able to go through with in vitro and maybe their future road of mental health troubles would have been revealed and they would have then been turned down for having in vitro.

  4. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Then there is the couple who just had their 19th child, who unfortunately was born prematurely.

    Such an awful situation as there are so many unwanted children who could be adopted.