Planned Parenthood In Washington DC Sued For $50 Million By Mother Of Teenager That Had Botched Abortion

The mother of a teenaged girl is suing a Planned Parenthood in Washington DC for $50 million over a failed abortion. Shantese Butler, was just 13-years-old when her mother Emma Jean Butler took her to Planned Parenthood Metropolitan in September 2005 to have an abortion.

Shantese had gotten pregnant after being raped. The abortion left her with serious physical injuries, including a vaginal injury, abdominal bleeding, a cervical injury, uterine perforation, and a bowel tear. An exam the day after the procedure showed that parts of the fetus had been left inside her. Because of her injuries, Shantese can never have children.

Students for Life of America Director Kristan Hawkins say that Planned Parenthood denies responsibility for Shantese’s infertility and abortion-related injuries. Planned Parenthood says that Emma Jean’s claims are barred by assumption of risk and informed consent doctrines.

If you or someone you love was injured during a medical procedure, you should contact our Washington medical malpractice law firm today. We can determine whether a doctor, surgeon, hospital, nurse, or another medical provider was negligent or careless. You may have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim against all negligent parties.

Just this month, a Nebraska Planned Parenthood settled a personal injury lawsuit filed by a woman who also suffered injuries from a failed abortion. The woman nearly died when she experienced severe blood loss and a perforated uterus from the procedure. She has described the abortion as excruciatingly painful and three Planned Parenthood workers held her down while the Dr. completed the procedure. She had to be rushed to the emergency room after the abortion and a hysterectomy was performed.

Planned Parenthood Sued for $50 Million for Injuring Teen in Failed Abortion,, May 28, 2008
Planned Parenthood in Nebraska Settles Near-Death Botched Abortion Lawsuit,, May 27, 2008

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