Sunday, May 02, 2010

1985: Woman slowly bleeds to death from safe, legal abortion

The survivors of 29-year-old Kathleen Gilbert sued David Turow and Women's Aid Clinic when she bled to death after her safe and legal abortion.

The family accused Turow of performing an incomplete abortion, lacerating Kathleen's uterus, and failing to detect her injuries. She was sent home and continued to bleed and pass clots for a month before her death on May 2, 1985.

Kathleen's death certificate attributes the death to hemorrhage from a perforated uterus.

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Ginkgo100 said...

There is no reason why someone should die of slow bleeding a MONTH after a procedure. Gives you an idea of how important follow-up care is to this "doctor."

OperationCounterstrike said...

Ginkgo100, you obviously have never practiced gyn. Light bleeding and clots for several weeks after a d&c (or for that matter all by themselves without a d&c) are very common and do not by themselves indicate a serious problem.