Monday, July 09, 2007

Another reason to not have an abortion in New Jersey

Alternatives, the second New Jersey abortion clinic which has been shut down this year for health violations, was being "essentially run" by Steven Brigham. Brigham is also looking to buy the abortion clinic.
"I came in right at the tail end of it," Brigham said. "All of these violations that the department found have been there for a long time."

However, Brigham's 20 years as a doctor have been marked by troubles, including the near-death of a 20-year-old New Jersey resident whom Brigham left hemorrhaging and bleeding internally for four hours in a recovery room before realizing he could not treat her and transferring her to a hospital.

That incident, and several others, led to the termination of his medical license in New York and Florida and to probation in California.
Here's a New York Times article which discusses Brigham and his various run-in with state medical boards and another which discusses various complaints brought against him. The second notes how Brigham "has had no formal training in obstetrics and gynecology."

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