Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NJ Doctor Faces Possible Loss of License for Gross Negligence in Abortion Provision

nj.com: N.J. doctor faces loss of license, new late-term abortions charges, by Susan K. Livio:

TRENTON — On Aug. 13, three women seeking second-trimester abortions followed physician Steven Brigham from his Camden County office to a Maryland clinic he owns, according to claims by the attorney general’s office.

They were wracked with contractions as they traveled because Brigham had given them labor-inducing drugs a day or two earlier, the state said. In Maryland, the women met another doctor, who performed their procedures. One of the women, 18, needed emergency surgery at a hospital to treat a lacerated bowel and uterus.

Attorney General Paula Dow wants the state Board of Medical Examiners, the disciplinary panel for doctors, to pull Brigham’s license for this "grossly negligent and dangerous pattern of practice.’’ Brigham used the two-state scheme to flout a New Jersey law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions outside a hospital or other licensed facility after the 14th week of pregnancy, and put his patients "at risk of serious harm,’’ according to Dow’s complaint. . . .


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