Kim Christensen is an investigative reporter on the Los Angeles Times’ projects team. He has more than 30 years of experience in newspapers, starting with the Dayton Daily News in his hometown in Ohio. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, at the Oregonian in 2001 and at the Orange County Register in 1996, for investigations of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and of fertility fraud at UC Irvine. He joined The Times in 2005.
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A powerful doctors group has fought a proposed California law that would require physicians to tell patients if they took money from drug or medical device makers.
Una investigación del Times descubrió que la Junta Médica de California permitía sistemáticamente que los médicos negligentes siguieran ejerciendo.
Hay recursos disponibles, pero comprobar el historial de su médico puede ser difícil. He aquí algunos consejos.
The battle between would-be reformers and the California Medical Assn. gained fresh momentum this week in the wake of a Times investigation that found the Medical Board of California consistently allowed doctors accused of negligence to keep practicing.
El cirujano de la columna vertebral de San Diego, Lokesh Tantuwaya, fue acusado por los federales de fraude y está en la cárcel a la espera de juicio. Pero su licencia médica sigue activa.
Las graves negligencias que provocaron la pérdida de miembros, parálisis y la muerte de pacientes no fueron suficientes para que la Junta Médica de California impidiera a estos malos médicos seguir ejerciendo la medicina.
Resources are available, but checking your doctor’s track record can be difficult. Here are some tips.
Since 2016, the California Medical Board has twice revoked Dr. Kevin Ciresi’s license, only to stay the order both times and place the Fresno plastic surgeon on probation.
San Diego spinal surgeon Lokesh Tantuwaya was indicted by the feds for fraud and is in jail awaiting trial. But his medical license is still active.
Serious malpractice leading to the loss of limbs, paralysis and the deaths of patients wasn’t enough for the California Medical Board to stop these bad doctors from continuing to practice medicine.