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'Octomom' doctor's hearing to reinstate license delayed

Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman and Dr. Michael Kamrava are seen in this undated file photo. (KABC / AP Photo)

November 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
An effort by Dr. Michael Kamrava, the fertility doctor who treat octuplets mother Nadya Suleman, to reinstate his medical license has been delayed.

Kamrava's hearing planned for Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court was rescheduled to Dec. 15.

The California Medical Board revoked Kamrava's license in July after they found him to be grossly negligent in the care of three patients, including Suleman.

Kamrava said he didn't deserve the penalty and blames negative media coverage. He plans to ask the court to reconsider the board's decision to revoke his license.

Regardless of what the court decides, the decision to reinstate his license will ultimately be up to the board.

Suleman gave birth to her octuplets on Jan. 26, 2009, and all have survived.

Suleman initially told the media she had been implanted with six embryos and two of them split, resulting in her octuplets, However, medical records discussed during Kamrava's licensing hearing revealed she had been implanted with 12 embryos.

The number of implanted embryos was six times the norm for a woman her age, and the resulting pregnancy could have been deadly or damaging for Suleman and her babies.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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