CPIL Administrative Director Julie Fellmeth Provides Expert Commentary on NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego (May 7, 2012) - University of San Diego School of Law Center for Public Interest Law Administrative Director Julie Fellmeth provided NBC 7 Investigates expert commentary about San Diego county doctors accused of unprofessional, conduct criminal acts or negligence.

In one case, a North County physician is accused of showing intimate photos of at least three patients to friends for “entertainment.” The state medical board seeks to revoke or suspend the physician’s license.

Our investigation revealed that Campbell is one of more than 50 San Diego County doctors accused of unprofessional conduct, criminal acts, or negligence, by the medical board, in the past 15 months.

One South Bay doctor had his license suspended for three months and agreed to seven years probation after being accused of sexual abuse of a female patient during a routine office visit.

A North County physician faces discipline for revealing intimate details about a patient, and sexual misconduct with two female patients.

Another was forced to close his practice after repeatedly showing up drunk, for work, and prescribing the wrong medicines.

"You're putting your life in their hands. You're putting your child's life in their hands," said Julie D'Angelo Fellmeth with the Center for Public Interest Law.

Read the complete story “Disciplined Doctors” on NBC 7 Investigates.

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Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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