Woman Sues over Bungled Abortion

Woman Sues over Bungled Abortion

A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, a doctor who failed to properly perform her abortion, and another doctor for his failure to diagnose her pregnancy, which resulted in the birth of her daughter.

Jenifer Raper, 45, seeks damages from Planned Parenthood and the two doctors, including some to pay for the cost of raising her now two-year-old daughter, who was born in December of 2004.

The lawsuit did not mention whether the girl was born with any medical problems.

The Mistakes

According to the lawsuit, Raper learned she was pregnant in March 2004 and decided for financial reasons to have an abortion. She went to Planned Parenthood where Dr. Allison Bryant performed the procedure, but it “was not done properly, causing the plaintiff to remain pregnant,” the suit states.

A few months later, Raper received a pelvic exam from her primary care physician, Dr. Benjamin Eleonu of the Boston Medical Center. Eleonu told Raper that her uterus was normal even though she was 20 weeks pregnant, the complaint states.

Raper did not discover that she was pregnant until September 26 when she went to the New England Medical Center emergency room complaining of pelvic pain.

Raper gave birth to her baby daughter on December 7.

The Suit

According to the suit, Bryant and Planned Parenthood was negligent for failing to end Raper’s pregnancy, and Eleonu acted negligently by failing to notice and inform her that she was pregnant at the time of her visit.

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