Your friendly neighborhood Octomom' (AKA Nadya Suleman) story has created quite the ethical debate since she gave birth to octuplets two years ago, and a medical board has decided her fertility doctor, Michael Kamrava, is going to have to take the fall for the fallout.
After a lengthy investigation into Suleman's in vitro case, the board found that Dr. Kamrava made the wrong call when he implanted 12 embryos into the mother's uterus, which is six times the amount she should have been allowed as a 33-year-old woman. Octomom Cackles On "The View" About More Children
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Fertility docs are supposed to avoid such a high number of multiple births because of the risks involved. For the mother, it's pregnancy-related complications and even death. For the children, it's premature birth, cerebral palsy and delayed development. His decisions in regard to Nadya's case, and a couple others, were deemed careless throughout the 45-page report.
"While the evidence did not establish (Kamrava) as a maverick or deviant physician, oblivious to standards of care in IVF practice, it certainly demonstrated that he did not exercise sound judgment in the transfer of twelve embryos to (Suleman)," the board claimed, according to the New York Daily News.
Along with Suleman, Kamrava also came under fire in the report for two other cases of in vitro fertilization, one in which he implanted seven embryos in a 48-year-old woman who carried quadruplets. One child died before she gave birth. Multiple instances of negligence, beyond the Octomom scandal, were the final nails in the coffin for Kamrava. They were the deciding factors for revoking his license. Jon Gosselin Says "No Thanks" to Octomom
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"This is not a one-patient case or a two-patient case; it is a three-patient case and the established causes of discipline include repeated negligent acts," the board stated.
Kamrava can petition to get his medical license reinstated in three years, and if he does, he'd better take more care in his practices. There's no reason for putting mothers', and innocent children's, lives at risk with careless or overly-aggressive treatment.