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LA Times Today: How the California Medical Board keeps negligent doctors in business
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LA Times Today: How the California Medical Board keeps negligent doctors in business

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

As injured patients and consumer rights groups fight for tougher penalties on negligent doctors, California’s powerful physicians lobby is working hard against any proposed reforms.

The ongoing battle has gained momentum after a Times investigation found the Medical Board of California, which oversees physicians, has consistently allowed accused doctors to keep practicing - despite botched surgeries and even death.

L.A. Times reporters Jack Dolan, Kim Christensen and Melody Gutierrez led the investigation. Kim shared the story.