The Cook County Circuit Court has issued orders (dated 1/24/14) for Planned Parenthood of Illinois, to pay $2 million dollars as a settlement in the case of Tanya Reaves’ wrongful death, in 2012. A total of $1,479,000 will go to the her family, most particularly her young son, when he turns 18.
Tanya died of a botched D&E abortion which was incomplete, and featured a perforated uterus. The abortion clinic failed to summon appropriate aid or adequate inform the hospital of what had transpired, leading to delays which are considered to have contributed to her death.
Ms. Reaves was only 24 years old when she died of a massive hemorrhage. Planned Parenthood of Illinois waited five hours before sending Reaves to the hospital, via a private ambulance company. There is no record of a call to 911 regarding her case.
Other interesting details: Planned Parenthood has paid $367,000 to settle a state claim that Dr Carolyn Hoke has been over billing medicaid for services, just after the time that the Reaves family was said to have filed suit. Oddly, there seems to be no official record available concerning the filing of an actual lawsuit by the Reaves family.
It appears that Planned Parenthood and others are trying to make this case go away as fast as possible.