Monday, May 31, 2010

1986: Woman dead, family faults anesthesia

The survivors of Dorothy Brant filed suit against Dr. Robert Prince in her death.

The suit claims that Prince failed to perform a proper pre-operative evaluation before performing an abortion on 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 four days later of pulmonary fibrosis.

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13 comments:

OperationCounterstrike said...

Did they win the lawsuit or lose?

GrannyGrump said...

Don't know offhand. Don't feel like looking it up. You're welcome to do so: Dallas County District Court #88-1842

OperationCounterstrike said...

NO I'm not gonna bother cos it's not my post, but permit me to say, that for you to post that the lawsuit was filed and not follow up is shoddy journalism, bordering on slander.

Anyone can file a lawsuit. The fact that a doctor gets sued tells you nothing about his/her skill or ethics.

OperationCounterstrike said...

From the way you describe it the lawsuit sounds like garbage. They accuse him of negligently mismanaging a transfusion AND anaesthesia? That's ambulance-chasing. "Let's accuse him of this, and let's accuse him of that, throw enough garbage and maybe something will stick with a stupid jury that doesn't understand medicine". That's how lawsuits look when the plaintif doesn't have a real case.

GrannyGrump said...

Which is entirely possible. It's also entirely possible that the medical records were so FUBAR that the family couldn't tell what went wrong. We can conjecture all day. The woman is still dead.

OperationCounterstrike said...

Yes she's dead, but so are lots of people who died in bed. The question is, is it the doc's fault?

I think the likelyhood is it's NOT the doc's fault. This is another case of a patient who died because of her own bad luck.

Robin said...

Medical procedures can go wrong. If there really is negligence then action is taken.

Abortion saves more lives than are lost on the rare occasion that it does go wrong.

Young Christian Woman said...

Please provide statistics, Robin. Pro-life people have been trying to find accurate statistics on abortion-related deaths and complications for decades, so we would love to know your source for that!

Young Christian Woman said...

Christina: Clicked on the purple cross in your sidebar--seemed to be the word ABORTIONENDS followed by a bunch of links called sponsored links, half or more of which look like sites for late-term abortion providers. Not sure what it's supposed to be but I was shocked to see that....

theladyhope said...

Wow, I am not sure that I have the right words to respond to this...this cemetery of choice has a few hundred deaths listed due to abortion. What a shame...
However, I do not think that is even close to comparable with the 500,000+ women who die worldwide EACH YEAR due to complications in childbirth and pregnancy (as per UNICEF.)
In the USA, the maternal mortality rate is 11 per 100,000 women...imagine how high it would be if there was no access to abortions!

Lauren said...

Theladyhope, it would likely be just about the same, considering that it has hovered around 10-11/100,000 for many years prior to legalization.

Kathy said...

Actually, the US MMR dropped from 600/100,000 from the time statistics were kept to about 20/100,000 prior to abortion being legal, and bottomed out in 1987 at around 7-8/100,000. Since then, it has climbed back up and is now closer to 13-15/100,000. All with abortion being very legal.

The problems with pregnancy/childbirth complications in the world are manifold, and giving unsanitary abortions in a country with little or no access to antibiotics or sterile instruments increases, not decreases, maternal mortality. You may find it interesting to note that the latest study on global maternal mortality noted that the global MMR has fallen, and among the things the study noted as being contributors to the decrease, access to and/or increasing the abortion rate was conspicuously absent. Rather, it was things like better education and improved health services that were to be commended.

GrannyGrump said...

Thanx, YCW. The original site evidently expired and the placeholder is selling ads related to abortion, the original topic. Though the original topic was PREVENTING abortion.