The survivors of Dorothy Bryant filed suit against Dr. Robert Prince in her death.
The suit claims that Prince failed to perform a proper pre-operative evaluation before performing a safe and legal abortion on 22-year-old Dorothy at Dallas Medical Ladies Clinic on May 27, 1986.
Dorothy hemorrhaged during the procedure. In the lawsuit, her family said that Prince was negligent in his administration of drugs, anesthesia, and in his administration of a blood transfusion.
Dorothy was transferred to a hospital, where she died on May 31 of pulmonary fibrosis.