Practitioner Loses License, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion | LifeNews.com.
Andrew Rutland, a 67 yo Los Angeles abortionist has agreed to give up his license for the second time. This time his troubles result from killing patient Ying Chen in a failed abortion attempt.
The patient suffered cardiac arrest, subsequent to the administration of anaesthesia medication, was hospitalized and died six days later.
Overdose of anaesthesia was blamed for the death. One could not expect abortionists to know the vagaries (pharmacogenomics) of dosing drugs to patients of various sizes and different races. Of course that info is vital to avoiding overdoses, but those practitioners are not held to the standards of usual competency. Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gostnell had similar troubles with dosing the anaesthesia in patient Karnamaya Mongar, who died after repeated doses of meperidine caused a heart arrhythmia.
Rutland had lost his license the first time after the death of Jillian Broussard, a newborn whose spinal cord he severed during a forceps delivery.
Ying Chen’s family has filed a wrongful death suit against Rutland.
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