Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tonya's Wrongful Death: Planned Parenthood IL

Planned Parenthood settles with state on Medicaid payments. Crain's:
The settlement comes about a week after the mother of a Planned Parenthood patient filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the organization, alleging that negligence during an abortion contributed to her daughter's death.
In the Medicaid case, the agency alleged that Dr. Hoke overbilled the state an estimated $430,380.02, mostly for services that were not documented, according to records in a DHFS administrative proceeding against Dr. Hoke.[snip]

Planned parenthood of Illinois booked just over $17 million in patient revenue in fiscal 2011, according to its tax returns. The wrongful-death suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, does not identify the doctor who performed the abortion on Tonya Reaves at a downtown Planned Parenthood clinic July 20. The suit also names as a defendant Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Ms. Reaves was later taken for medical care after the procedure. Another defendant is the father of Ms. Reaves' son, who pushed Ms. Reaves down a flight of stairs about five days before the abortion, the complaint alleges. Injuries sustained in the fall contributed to Ms. Reaves death, according to the suit.
Tonya Reaves bled to death over the course of hours.

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