Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Another Planned Parenthood getting sued

From the Lincoln (Nebraska) Star Journal:
A 40-year-old Nebraska woman said in a lawsuit filed Friday that she had an emergency hysterectomy because of a botched abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Lincoln last month....

The lawsuit names as defendants Planned Parenthood of Nebraska and Council Bluffs and Dr. Meryl Severson of Omaha....

A signed operative report from a physician at the hospital said the woman had experienced a "catastrophic perforation" of the uterus during the abortion. Downing provided a copy of the report in which the doctor's name was blacked out.

Because of the "extensive nature of the trauma," the report said, the physician summoned a second doctor and they performed an emergency hysterectomy on the woman. The doctors took photographs of the uterus to show the damage, according to the lawsuit.

"Had she not received emergency care when she did, it is my professional opinion that the patient could have hemorrhaged to death," the doctor said in a signed summary provided by Downing.

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