Bakersfield, CA (KGET) – We’ve been closely tracking the case of Demidminguez. Last week we talked about the fight the Dominges family is fighting for the justice of Demidminguez and his son Malaki Deleon, who died in 2019. It was subsequently determined that preeclampsia, a medical complication during pregnancy, had not been diagnosed.
Today, the fight continued in front of state senators and parliamentarians. The Dominges family virtually attended the hearing and spoke in the public comment section to raise concerns about the medical committee.
When the review hearing was ready to begin, a wave of silence and anxiety filled what the Dominges family called their “war room.” This is a battle in which the family has spent countless hours over the last two years. At this morning’s hearing, we asked who the medical committee was protecting exactly.
The council provided the following statistics to hold a hearing: They received 10,000 to 11,000 complaints between 2019 and 2020. 1,956 surveys have been started. 380 Disciplinary action was taken.
“It’s terrible, it’s unacceptable,” said Demi’s mother, Tracy Dominguez. Xavier de Leon, Demi’s fiancé and Malachi’s father, said:
If a complaint is filed with the board and decides to follow up on disciplinary action, there are various levels of disciplinary action, starting with a warning letter, followed by public disciplinary action, probation, suspension, and finally revocation of the license.
The board consists of eight doctors and four public members. TJ Watkins is a public member of the Board of Directors. He says the board uses legal veils to protect doctors and public members don’t have enough votes to make a difference.
That’s why families like Demi and Malachi attended hearings and heard their voices calling for the dissolution of the California Medical Commission to be completely rebuilt.
“Now is the time to overhaul the medical committee if you are not willing to overhaul it. Therefore, we will abolish the medical committee. You did not protect my daughter. You are my daughter’s future. “Tracy Dominguez said in a public comment to the board.
“We have to take action now, otherwise mothers and babies like my grandchildren will continue to die,” said Xavier’s mother, Monique Himes.
The hearing lasted more than five hours and no decision was made today. The family says the fight will continue, but they definitely feel like they can hear their voice.
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