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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1992
Dr. Ivan C. Namihas, a Tustin gynecologist accused of about 50 instances of alleged sexual abuse of his patients, effectively lost his medical license Tuesday when he did not appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court to defend himself. In a letter mailed to the court, Namihas' attorney said "unending publicity" about the case was one reason the 59-year-old doctor decided to "surrender his medical license" and forgo a defense in court. Dep. Atty. Gen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1990
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. Dr. Archibald F. Forster, 67, was ordered by the state Board of Medical Quality Assurance to surrender the medical license he was issued in 1954. Investigators determined his actions were "so far below the accepted standard of care" that they constituted "gross negligence and incompetence," according to the decision made public this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1996
A Culver City physician who has performed 5,000 penile enlargement surgeries--and triggered scores of malpractice suits--had his medical license suspended Friday by a state administrative law judge who said he was guilty of gross negligence and incompetence. The ruling went against Dr. Melvyn Rosenstein, who in advertising calls himself the world's leading authority on penis enlargement surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Conrad Murray faces new accusations in an ongoing inquiry that will determine whether officials will revoke the already suspended medical license of the man convicted in the 2009 death of music icon Michael Jackson. The state attorney general's office, which submitted its first round of accusations to the Medical Board of California in February, has added three allegations to the original complaint, according to papers filed June 27. In addition to the original filing, which said Murray's license could be revoked because of his criminal conviction and alleged failure to maintain adequate records, Murray is now accused of "gross negligence," "repeated negligent acts" and "incompetence" for the "inappropriate administration of dangerous drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
The California medical board has reprimanded Michael Jackson's personal physician for failing to notify Nevada medical board officials that he had fallen behind in his child support payments, echoing a previous reprimand issued against the doctor by the Nevada board last year. Dr. Conrad Murray failed to notify the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners that his child support payments were in arrears as required when he renewed his medical license in 2007 and 2009, according to the California board's public letter of reprimand, filed Friday and made public Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996
The medical license of Dr. Vicki G. Hufnagel, a controversial Beverly Hills gynecologist best known as an anti-hysterectomy crusader, has been revoked after a Superior Court decision upheld the original revocation issued in 1989. The latest action, taken on Sept. 3, comes after a lengthy series of appeals.
NEWS
September 18, 1992 | Associated Press
A psychiatrist accused of having illicit relations with a Harvard Medical School student who later committed suicide gave up her medical license Thursday, days before a state hearing. Dr. Margaret Bean-Bayog, 49, has denied all allegations of impropriety in treating Paul Lozano, 28, who died in April, 1991, of a cocaine overdose. Bean-Bayog can continue to work as a psychotherapist but cannot prescribe medicine.
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