Brian West

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Mom and Son Sue Kaiser and CHOC for "Botched" Delivery Where His Twin Died

    An infant who survived his delivery with brain damage but whose twin died is suing Kaiser Permanente and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) for negligence and medical malpractice from "botched" prenatal, labor, delivery and post-natal care.A dollar amount is not specified in the complaint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Orange County Nurses Among Those the State Deemed "Public Safety Threats" Because of Drug Addictions

    Marcin Tusinski‚ÄčRemember the series of stories we shared about the Hungtington Beach plastic surgeon who had a penchant for red wine and accumulating DUIs? And remember how California's Medical Board egregiously allowed that doctor (and many like him) to keep practicing medicine despite his having ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Boozy Huntington Beach Surgeon's Medical License Revoked

    No scalpels allowed.When we last left off in the strange case of alcoholic Huntington Beach plastic surgeon Brian West, we'd just learned that he'd been found guilty for lying to investigators about a DUI and disfiguring a former patient without her consent. The administrative law judge recommended ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Drunken, Disgruntled Plastic Surgeon Picks On Reporters

    A supporter or two of Brian West--the plastic surgeon whose ups and (mostly) downs, involving his drinking problem and former patients, I've covered in these pages--has now taken to trying to sully mine and Sacramento CBS television reporter Kurtis Ming's names with a comical new blog experiment. Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Drunk Doctor Gets Bad News -- Sort Of

    Brian West, the former local plastic surgeon with a hard-to-kick drinking problem accused of disfiguring some patients, and who later filed a restraining order against one of them, has been found guilty in two of the four cases brought against him by the state Attorney General -- one, for lying to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    A Scalpel and 99 Bottles of Beer

    An administrative law judge heard the Attorney General's case against alcoholic-plastic surgeon-gone-bad, Brian West, in Sacramento this week. The hearings followed the accusation filed earlier this year by the Medical Board of California alleging that West had performed multiple acts of gross negli ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • News

    August 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Patient of Alcoholic OC Doctor Dies

    A few months ago we published the gruesome story of an OC plastic surgeon who had a drinking problem and left several patients hacked and deformed up in Sacramento before relocating to Orange County, where he now practices in Huntington Beach. One of the women in our story was Becky Anderson, who ma ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Tucked Up

    A Long Beach patient sues Dr. Brian West over a tummy tuck she claims went awry

  • Features

    January 10, 2008

    Under Wraps

    Many of Dr. Brian West's patients didn't know he was in the state medical board's substance-abuse-diversion program. At least six of them claim they're paying the price