Ob monitored by previously disciplined doctor

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... [An] obstetrician who regained his license after the death of two newborns had been monitored by a doctor who himself had been disciplined for a patient's death.

... Dr. Christopher Dotson had been allowed to help oversee Dr. Andrew Rutland's probation beginning in 2007. Dotson completed five years of probation in 2005 as part of his settlement of negligence allegations after a woman bled to death following a Caesarean section and a case of a stillborn baby.

A California Medical Board spokeswoman told the Register that probation staff had erred and Dotson has been removed as Rutland's practice monitor.

Last month the board temporarily barred Rutland from performing surgeries following the death of a 30-year-old abortion patient.

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448