Monday, December 15, 2008

1979: Left unattended, abortion patient dies

"Faye" was 19 years old when she went to Dr. Andre Nehorayoff's office for a safe and legal abortion on December 15, 1979. Nehorayoff failed to record an adequate history or medical exam for Faye. He left Faye in a recovery room at 2:25 p.m., without any monitoring. When somebody finally checked on her an hour later, she was cyanotic (blue) and had no pulse. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Nehorayoff was disciplined by the medical board for his poor care of Faye, as well as regarding Patient E, an 18-year-old patient who bled to death after Nehorayoff sent her home in 1983 with a fetal leg still in her uterus.

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