Medical Board Looking Into Octuplets Saga

02.04.09 | FL News Team

The California Medical Board will be investigating last month's birth of Octuplets at a Los Angeles area hospital. The board is likely to be looking at the procedures and ethics involved in the implantation of eight embryos into the womb of a woman who already had half a dozen children.

Meanwhile, the "Los Angeles Times" is reporting Nadya Suleman had, before giving birth to her latest brood, filed at least two workers compensation claims. The first was in 1999, the second in 2001 when she claimed she'd suffered "injury to neck, back and shoulders" from an auto accident while driving to a medical appointment.

The public information officer with the Division of Workers' Compensation in the Golden State, Patricia Ortiz, says Suleman was collecting a check for at least 490-dollar-per-week for the injury claim. The state filed a petition last September designed to force Suleman to have a medical examination with, according to the paperwork "petition to terminate liability for temporary disability indemnity." The state was hoping to end the payments. 

Suleman has now hired a public relations firm to deal with interview requests along with book, TV and movie offers. The 33-year-old single mother has reportedly offered exclusive interviews to both ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and Oprah Winfrey. Her price: two-million dollars.

The octuplets made history Monday becoming the longest living set of eight babies in U.S. history.