Jose Velazquez successfully sued Mahesh C. Gupta, Santosh Gupta, Renga Rajan, and Maria De Los Santos Health Center over the death of his wife, Iris Velazquez. Iris was 20 years old when she died on September 5, 1987. Court documents over her estate allege that the abortion was illegal. Westlaw gives no details about the abortion or Iris's death. However, it mentions that the couple had two children: a daughter who survived and a son who died seven months after Iris's death. Rajan was also successfully sued for the 1982 abortion death of Darlene Wood.
A suit was filed on behalf of the 6-year-old son of Jacqueline Reynolds, age 22. Jacqueline underwent a safe and legal abortion at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta on August 27, 1986. Due to inadequate oxygenation during general anesthesia, Jacqueline lapsed into a coma. She died on September 5. Her death was attributed to use of a mask for anesthesia rather than an endotracheal tube. The case was settled for $3 million.
For more abortion deaths, visit the Cemetery of Choice:
To email this post to a friend, use the icon below.