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Octomom's Doc Under Fire for Implanting 7 Embryos in a 48-Year-Old Woman

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Already under investigation by the Medical Board of California for his handling of Octomom Nadya Suleman's in-vitro fertilization, Beverly Hills' Dr. Michael Kamrava is now under fire for implanting "too many embryos in another patient, causing the death of a fetus," according to cbs2.

The current medical standard is to implant no more than two embryos in women over 35; Kamrava planted seven embryos in the uterus of a 48-year-old woman. Of the four that were viable, she ultimately "lost one during pregnancy and gave birth to triplets, one of whom has profound developmental delays." The patient may be the same one whose case was uncovered last year by the LA Times.

As a result of his practices, Kamrava could find his license revoked by the Board.