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September 13, 1989 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
The medical license of Beverly Hills gynecologist Dr. Vicki Georges Hufnagel, a self-styled anti-hysterectomy crusader, has been revoked by the state medical board, which found she committed multiple acts of medical incompetency and fraud in patient billings.
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April 10, 2009 | Rong-Gong Lin II
The plastic surgeon who operated on the mother of rapper Kanye West a day before she died in 2007 has surrendered his medical license after coming under investigation for matters unrelated to that surgery, officials said Thursday. The action by Dr. Jan Adams comes nearly two years after the Medical Board of California sought to revoke or suspend his license because of multiple alcohol-related convictions. HIs license to practice medicine already had been suspended since June 25.
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April 15, 1990 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State health officials have revoked the medical license of a longtime Long Beach obstetrician who they say injured four infants by prematurely administering anesthesia to mothers in labor, then using forceps improperly during delivery. Dr. Archibald F. Forster, 67, was ordered by the state Board of Medical Quality Assurance to surrender the medical license he was first issued in 1954.
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May 20, 1992 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a near-empty courtroom here, the biggest medical sexual-abuse case in California history came to an unexpectedly abrupt end on Tuesday. Dr. Ivan C. Namihas, a Tustin gynecologist accused of about 50 instances of alleged sexual abuse of his patients, declined to appear at his court hearing to defend himself, clearing the way for permanent revocation of his right to practice medicine in California.
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July 29, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Kevorkian, dubbed "Dr. Death" for having assisted in 20 suicides, including that of a Costa Mesa man, will file suit within the next 10 days in an effort to retain his California medical license, a Los Angeles law firm announced Thursday. Kevorkian also contends that the state law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide is unconstitutional and plans to challenge the matter in both state and federal court, said his West Coast attorney, Lawrence Silver.
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May 15, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Studio City doctor with a long history of disciplinary actions by state officials was cleared Thursday of criminal charges of practicing medicine without a license. Van Nuys Municipal Judge Leslie Dunn ruled that prosecutors could not prove that Gordon Sean Goei, who was arrested last month after a botched abortion, had read the notification that his license was suspended. Goei, 57, was arrested on suspicion of murder after paramedics rushed a 42-year-old patient to Northridge Hospital Medical Center on March 19 with uncontrollable bleeding.
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August 17, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York City medical examiner selected to be Los Angeles County's new coroner has failed the test for a state medical license and must pass the exam before the end of the year or lose the $150,000-a-year job, officials said Friday. County officials, who selected Dr. Yong-Myun Rho in March after their first choice turned down the job, said they do not consider the failing grade a reflection of Rho's competence as a forensic pathologist. "We weren't terribly surprised," said Richard B.
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January 12, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
A judge stripped Dr. Conrad Murray of his state medical license Tuesday after ruling that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to try him for manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said testimony presented during a six-day hearing into Murray's treatment of the pop icon had convinced him that allowing the cardiologist to keep his license "would constitute an imminent danger to public safety. " Evidence presented by prosecutors, the judge said, showed "a direct nexus and connection between the acts and omissions of Dr. Murray and the homicide in this case," Pastor said.
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February 2, 2013 | By Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times
A West Hollywood psychiatrist who pleaded guilty to felony drug dealing after pills he prescribed turned up for sale on Craigslist will be able to get his medical license back in a year under an agreement announced Friday by the Medical Board of California. The sanction, though harsh by board standards, allows Nathan Kuemmerle, 40, a former methamphetamine user, to treat patients again as soon as next February. As a result of the criminal charges, Kuemmerle had lost his privilege to prescribe controlled substances and must apply to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration if he wants it restored.
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July 13, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
The undercover sheriff's deputy pretending to be a patient in pain presented a Glendora physician with an X-ray to accompany her tale of an injured back and neck. The only problem was the X-ray revealed a "tail" of a different kind - one belonging to a dog. Though the X-ray for a German shepherd had the dog's name, Recon, and the name of an animal hospital printed on it, the doctor wrote the deputy a prescription for a powerful narcotic painkiller and a muscle relaxant, law enforcement officials said.
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