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May 13, 1990 | ROBERT STEINBROOK and VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a jury convicted Dr. Milos Klvana of second-degree murder in the deaths of eight newborns and a fetus, the judge who heard the case called it "a testament to the abject failure" of the Medical Board of California, the state agency charged with protecting the public from incompetent and negligent physicians. Evidence of Klvana's gross malpractice had been piling up for nearly a decade before he was brought to justice.
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May 13, 1990 | ROBERT STEINBROOK and VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a jury convicted Dr. Milos Klvana of second-degree murder in the deaths of eight newborns and a fetus, the judge who heard the case called it "a testament to the abject failure" of the Medical Board of California, the state agency charged with protecting the public from incompetent and negligent physicians. Evidence of Klvana's gross malpractice had been piling up for nearly a decade before he was brought to justice.
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May 14, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Assemblywoman Jackie Speier proposed establishing a toll-free hot line so consumers could easily file complaints against doctors with the state medical board, she figured the measure would pass without a ripple of debate. She was wrong. The idea was killed in a legislative committee. Speier had not counted on an opponent as formidable as the California Medical Assn.
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