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Isolated incident? Another abortionist has license yanked !

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Andrew Rutland, Christopher Dotson, Kermit Gosnell, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by saynsumthn

1/25/2011

The Orange County Register is reporting that Anaheim abortionist Dr. Andrew Rutland, accused by the California Medical Board of homicide in the death of an abortion patient, has agreed to surrender his medical license for a second time.

Rutland, 67, will give up his license effective Feb. 11, rather than face disciplinary proceedings for allegations of gross negligence in the death of Ying Chen, who suffered a toxic reaction to anesthesia in 2009. Board documents allege that the storefront San Gabriel clinic was not equipped to handle emergencies, and that Rutland failed to recognize her reaction, adequately attempt resuscitation or promptly call 911.

Chen’s death in August 2009 was initially classified as accidental. But in June 2010, the Los Angeles County chief medical examiner reclassified the death of the 30-year-old Chinese immigrant as a homicide.

Previously, in a letter, Rutland described Chen’s death as an “unpreventable complication.”

The latest settlement agreement says Rutland acknowledges the board could establish “factual basis” for one or more charges, with the exception of homicide.

Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said possible criminal charges remain under review.

The reclassified cause of death is one of several challenges Rutland has faced since Chen died.

A year ago, the medical board obtained a court order barring Rutland from performing surgeries or delivering babies. To test his compliance, the board sent an undercover investigator to his Chula Vista clinic. She pretended to be pregnant and asked for a surgical abortion, which Rutland refused to perform. He instead offered a “pharmaceutical abortion” via a tablet.

Around the same time, Rutland was forced to find a new colleague to oversee his practice, a condition of his probation after his license was reinstated. Rutland’s practice monitor, Dr. Christopher Dotson, had himself been disciplined in the death of a mother who bled to death after giving birth. The board said staff had erred in allowing Dotson to serve in that role and he was removed.

Independently from the Medical Board, Operation Rescue conducted an undercover sting of its own on February 3, 2010, wherein a woman posing as a potential abortion customer received an appointment for a surgical abortion with Rutland for later that day.

Operation Rescue immediately contacted the Medical Board and submitted a copy of the recorded conversation.

Listen to the call

Rutland’s attorney told the LA Times that Rutland’s daughter was actually doing the surgical abortions, but in the call made by Operation Rescue, the receptionist “Rhea” indicated that the caller’s appointment would be with Dr. Rutland, referring frequently to “him.” There was no mention of another physician.

In August, Chen’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Rutland.

Originally, Rutland’s clinic opened up following the eight year battle to close another a “shop of horrors” run by , Bertha Bugarin, who was sentenced to seven years in state prison for posing as a doctor and performing illegal abortions. Read More Here – Story below:

Recently in Pennsylvania, abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s clinic was also called a “Shop of Horrors” and closed after YEARS of failed inspections and monitoring:

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According to Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, the decision to pull Rutlan’s medical license, “was many years in coming. It is a victory for women and babies who will never have to be subjected to his shoddy, back-alley practices.”

Rutland was first licensed in California in 1973. His license was revoked in 2002 after two babies died due to his negligence. At that time he was also charged with, frightening women into agreeing to unnecessary hysterectomies, botching surgeries, lying to patients, falsifying medical records, over-prescribing painkillers and having sex with a patient in his office.
In 2007, Rutland reapplied and was granted a new license.

“This was a huge mistake by the board,” said Newman. “It ended up costing one woman her life. I think it would be tough to sleep at night knowing that.”

Perhaps that is why the Board aggressively pursued Rutland after 30-year old Ying Chen died from a reaction to anesthesia at a dirty San Gabriel acupuncture clinic in August, 2009. It attempted to suspend his license on an emergency basis, but a Judge instead ordered Rutland not to commit surgical abortions while allowing him to continue prescribing the abortion pill.
Operation Rescue caught Rutland offering abortion appointments and reported him to the Medical Board.

In June of last year, the medical examiner reclassified Chen’s death as a homicide. The Board filed an amended complaint to reflect that. The Board charged that Rutland did not adequately secure Chen’s consent for a second trimester abortion or recognize the severity of her condition. He attempted the abortion at an unsafe facility that did not have proper emergency equipment or trained staff, and did not call for emergency care in a timely manner.

Rutland has not been criminally charged, and in his surrender agreement, Rutland did not admit to guilt on the homicide count. The District Attorney told reporters that a criminal case is under investigation.

This news comes on the heels of the arrest of the arrests of Kermit Gosnell and nine of his employees for murder and other violations of the law of an eerily similar nature to Rutland’s.
“The political climate that has shielded abortions for decades is changing. Boards and prosecutors who once yawned at allegations of abortion abuses are now turning a keen eye toward them,” said Newman. “These cases send a strong message to abortionists everywhere that they are no longer above the law.”

Read the Surrender Order and Complaint

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As for Rutland’s assistant- one needs to do a closer look at him as well:

The California Medical Board allowed an Anaheim ob-gyn who regained his license after the death of two newborns to be monitored by a doctor who had himself been disciplined for a patient’s death.

Board rules require that doctors serve as monitors only if they have no record of disciplinary action. In this case, the board let Dr. Christopher C. Dotson of Los Angeles help oversee Dr. Andrew Rutland’s five years of probation.

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More on the wonderful abortion doctor:

strong>According to the State of California: Administrative/Disciplinary Action

Case Number: D1 2006 176260
Description of Action: ACCUSATION AND PETITION TO REVOKE PROBATION FILED. THE PHYSICIAN HAS NOT HAD A HEARING OR BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANY CHARGES.
Effective Date of Action: DECEMBER 24, 2009

Case Number: 20 2006 176260
Description of Action: LICENSE SURRENDERED ON 10/24/02; LICENSE REINSTATED AND PLACED ON FIVE YEARS PROBATION ON 10/25/07 WITH VARIOUS TERMS & CONDITIONS. DR. RUTLAND IS PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN THE SOLO PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
Effective Date of Action: OCTOBER 25, 2007

UPDATE JAN 8, 2010

READ: Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

Andrew Rutland here : Allegations Of Molestation, Negligence Haunt Chula Vista Abortion Clinic

and here: California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

and EVEN More here: Patients’ trail of pain: List of lawsuits against Dr. Rutland far exceeds the norm, and the litigation tells a sad tale

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As for abortionist Christopher C. Dotson…according to the website for the abortion clinic: Eve Surgical Center

Eve’s abortionist: “Christopher C. Dotson, Jr., M.D., is a pioneer in reproductive health care. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons and the Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. He has taught residents at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at the local medical schools for over thirty years.”

And get this ladies and gentlemen….”Presently his energies are devoted to overseeing the program at Eve Surgical Center and serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Abortion Federation.” ( NOTE: Wait a second – doesn’t NAF brag that they “oversee” the safety standards of abortion clinics nationwide? )

According to the OC Register: Dotson, 78, completed five years of probation in 2005, part of his settlement of negligence allegations stemming from a mother who bled to death after a Caesarean section and a separate case of a stillborn baby. (NOTE – Well… no wonder he has such a high NAF Rating- a woman died )

The Register obtained Dotson’s disciplinary records last week and asked the medical board on Jan. 27 why a previously disciplined doctor was allowed to serve as monitor. On Tuesday board spokeswoman Candis Cohen responded, saying probation staff had erred and Dotson has now been removed as Rutland’s practice monitor.

More of Eve’s Docs – you may want to be aware of: Josepha Seletz, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the National Abortion Federation, the Los Angeles County Women’s Medical Association, and the Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.” ( NOTE: Wow…2 NAF members working at the same place for the price of 1…the women in the care of Rutland and Dotson must have been in very safe hands – NOT !)

Dr. Seletz has been on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than 15 years. Before limiting her practice to abortion services, she had a full OB/Gyn practice including gynecological surgery and high-risk obstetrics.”
(NOTE: Can’t wait to read what pops up on her next)>

Gee…Dotson sounds like a top-notch doc. If you are marketing abortions to unsuspecting women, then I guess that trick works..but a little research shows that on October 25,2000 The LA Times wrote this about Dotson: Dr. Christopher C. Dotson Jr., Los Angeles: Committed acts of unprofessional conduct during the care and treatment of two obstetrical patients. Revocation of license stayed, five years’ probation. Effective June 16. But perhaps among abortionists, this National Abortion Federation Board Member is one of the “best”. ( Just Say’n!)

Click here to confirm his position with NAF

and Here ( Page 19)

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According to: Reporting on Health writer William Heisel:

“Dotson was among the rarest of the rare, a doctor who had been reported to the medical board by his hospital. Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles said Dotson had been negligent in the treatment of multiple patients. He lost his privileges to practice there.

One of Dotson’s patients died following an abortion in February 1992. The board said that Dotson failed to adequately examine her and should have classified her case as high risk. Because he did not, the board said, the patient ended up bleeding severely from her uterus. Dotson was not prepared to respond. He did not have the right equipment, and he was not able to give her a blood transfusion quickly enough.

This may sound familiar. Rutland also is accused of negligence during an abortion and of failing to adequately examine the patient, Ying Chen. “Key information is missing from the patient’s history such as height, weight and last menstrual period,” the board wrote. “There is no record of the ultrasound examination.”

The board said Rutland “failed to respond in a timely manner in performing appropriate resuscitative measures and obtaining the assistance of emergency personnel.” He also failed to give her an oxygen mask and failed to call 911 quickly enough. Rutland has maintained throughout the medical board and criminal cases that he did nothing wrong in the treatment of Chen.

Might the similarities between their cases have made Dotson sympathetic to Rutland’s plight?

The similarities don’t stop there. Like Rutland, Dotson also has been sued multiple times by patients claiming injury or wrongful death.

In 2005, the week before Dotson’s probation was set to expire, a 34-year-old attorney named Oriane Shevin visited Dotson’s clinic, Eve Surgical Center in Los Angeles, according to records filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She was given RU-486, the two-stage abortion drug, and sent home. Shevin took the first part, mifepristone, orally on June 9, 2005, and inserted the misoprostol into her vagina on June 10. She developed a widespread infection and severe bleeding, dying on June 14 at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, court records show. ( SAY AGAIN? NOT the Same Abortion Clinic which had two National Abortion Federation Members and One Board Member on staff- couldn’t happen there – could it?)

Dotson was sued on behalf of Shevin’s two young children, and he, along with another doctor and the surgical center, settled the case on July 12, 2007.

Two months later, Rutland was given his license back, with restrictions, and Dotson, fresh out of probation, was given the job of overseeing Rutland’s practice.”

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Read a New York action against Christopher C. Dotson (Jr.) ( Click here and see his address is Eve Surgical Centers ) – Here

Back to the OC Register Story, “The board has accused Rutland of not knowing the appropriate dose of anesthesia and failing to properly attempt to resuscitate Chen, who died in August. Rutland denies he was negligent.

Dotson wrote a letter to the medical board’s enforcement unit Oct. 9, vouching for Rutland’s record keeping and saying Chen died “in spite of appropriate resuscitation efforts.”

“In my opinion, Dr. Rutland is taking his probation very seriously and doing everything he can to more than meet the requisite requirements,” Dotson wrote. ( NOTE: Now there is that typical National Abortion Federation attitude: The abortion patient death is just a “complication” and not to be taken seriously…after all…it is only an “isolated” death unlike the murder of a few abortionist, who are typically male, and make money for NAF)

( More on that great NAF Board Member) The OC Register continues the report: In 1992, a pregnant woman was admitted to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood with bleeding. Dotson performed a C-section, but she continued to lose blood. Lawyers for the board said Dotson failed to identify her as high-risk based on her medical history or give her enough transfused blood. Additionally, he closed her abdomen and sent her to recovery instead of monitoring her and calling for a hematologist.

After her condition worsened she was taken back to the operating room for a hysterectomy. She suffered a heart attack and died of hemorrhaging.

At the time this was originally researched, Abortionist Rutland has been instructed to submit the name of a new monitor for board approval. ( Hmmm…I wonder who he would have selected? Another NAF member ?)

Read rest here

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Previous Stories: California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

And : California: Abortion doc with dead patient monitored by abortion doc with dead patient, huh?

And: Allegations Of Molestation, Negligence Haunt Chula Vista Abortion Clinic

Lawsuit filed in abortion clinic death

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Andrew Rutland with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by saynsumthn


Family sues doctor in abortion death
Aug. 16, 2010 By COURTNEY PERKES
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

The family of an abortion patient whose death was recently reclassified as a homicide has filed a malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Andrew Rutland.

Rutland, an Anaheim Hills obstetrician/gynecologist, faces discipline by the California Medical Board in the death of Ying Chen, 30. She sought an abortion at a San Gabriel strip mall clinic in July 2009, but suffered a heart attack and died from a fatal reaction to local anesthesia.

The suit, filed last month in Los Angeles Superior Court, was brought by Chen’s boyfriend, Zixiang Hu, on behalf of their 2-year-old daughter. It alleges that the clinic, which was also used for acupuncture, was not properly equipped to perform an abortion and that Rutland failed to adequately attempt to revive her.

“This is a doctor who performed a procedure he should not have been performing in those conditions,” said attorney Jeffrey Bell, who is representing the family. “He started a procedure, that if there were any complications, they weren’t prepared for it.”

Rutland has denied wrongdoing and called her death an “unpreventable complication to a local anesthetic” in a July 15 letter.

Chen’s death was originally ruled accidental, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s department changed the cause to homicide after receiving more information from medical board investigators. No criminal charges have been filed and the case is still under review, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Monday.

A June report from the chief medical examiner described the circumstances leading to Chen’s death as “gross and wanton disregard for the well being of the patient.

Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran wrote that in a hospital setting with a trained anesthesiologist, “the outcome would have been different and the patient would have survived.”

He noted that the clinic, which was not licensed to perform abortions, was a “dangerous environment for any potential resuscitation.” He cited expired drugs, lack of oxygen and dangerous drugs stored in mislabeled drawers. Sathyavagiswaran said that in his opinion, “the death occurred at the hands of the physician due to his action and inaction.”

Another document from an anesthesiology consultant who reviewed the case said Rutland was not attempting to resuscitate Chen until a paramedic asked him if he knew CPR.

The original medical examiner, Dr. Yulai Wang, wrote in a report that he still believes the death was accidental, although “there were serious problems regarding physician and clinic.”

Rutland’s attorney, Paul Hittlelman of Los Angeles, said there was a “lack of unanimity” in the coroner’s office but declined to comment further. He said he was not aware of the civil suit.

Rutland lost his medical license in 2002 after settling with the board on a number of allegations by admitting negligence in the death of a baby who died after a forceps delivery. He was reinstated to practice medicine in 2007.

A hearing has been set for February to determine if Rutland will lose his license again. Earlier this year, a judge barred him from performing surgical abortions or delivering babies pending the outcome.

The wrongful death lawsuit also names Dr. Lars Erik Hanson of San Gabriel, who owned the clinic and also attempted resuscitation efforts. The medical board on Thursday filed a disciplinary action against Hanson, accusing him of running an abortion clinic that was not adequately equipped or staffed.

Additionally, the board documents accuse Hanson of unprofessional conduct, alleging that after Chen suffered the reaction, Hanson fled the scene. A police officer had to return him to the clinic, where he allegedly refused to cooperate with the investigation. Hanson could not be reached for comment.

California Abortionist Accused of Homicide In Patient Death

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Andrew Rutland, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2010 by saynsumthn

* Written by Operation Rescue
* Posted July 30, 2010 at 8:16 am

Rutland blames Operation Rescue/local activists for his troubles while failing to take responsibility for his own negligence

San Diego, CA – The Medical Board of California amended a complaint on Wednesday against troubled abortionist Andrew Rutland to include the charge of homicide in the death of Ying Chen. The action came after the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reclassified Chen’s death as a homicide in June.

A revocation hearing before the Medical Board is scheduled for February, 2011.

Rutland had committed a second trimester abortion on Ying Chen at a dirty, unlicensed acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel, California, during which he administered an overdose of lidocaine. He failed to recognize the symptoms of the overdose and the patient went into cardiac arrest. He and his staff were untrained and unequipped to handle the medical emergency. After a “significant delay” in contacting 911, the woman was transported to a local hospital where she died six days later. Chen’s death was originally classified as accidental.

Rutland has a long history of Board discipline and other problems. His medical license was revoked in 2003 for severing a baby’s spinal column during a forceps delivery, then lying to the parents by telling them that their baby suffered a stroke. The baby later died. His license was reinstated in 2007 and Rutland was placed on 5 years probation with the restriction that he operate only under the supervision of another physician.

Last October, Operation Rescue reported that Rutland was violating his probation by engaging in the solo practice of medicine at an abortion clinic in Chula Vista. We asked our supporters to contact the California Medical Board and demand that his medical license be revoked.

On November 3, 2009, an Inspector from the California Medical Board attempted to inspect Rutland’s stock of drugs and his records at his Chula Vista clinic, but was refused access by Rutland’s staff.

In January, the Medical Board asked for an emergency suspension of Rutland’s license until the Board could work through the lengthy process to finalize revocation. During that hearing, a judge blocked Rutland from doing abortions, but allowed him to continue office consultations.

Operation Rescue learned in February that Rutland was continuing to administer the abortion pill and contacted the Board with the evidence. Judge James Ahler later amended his order to allow Rutland to continue to the chemical abortions, as long as he did not engage in surgical abortions.

In response the reclassification of Chen’s death as a homicide, Rutland sent an angry letter to a list of elected officials and others, including Oprah Winfrey, demanding an investigation into “clandestine collaborations of national antiabortion group organizations and local antiabortion activists with the Medical Board of California.” Rutland singles out Operation Rescue and complains that we used “clandestine political collaborations” to force several abortionists out of business. He opines that everyone from the Medical Examiner, to the hospital, to the police officer who investigated Chen’s death were all involved in some plot against him.

“Rutland has proven himself to be a dishonest man who presents an ongoing danger to the public. It was his own negligence and attitude that he is above the law that has landed him in repeated trouble with the Medical Board,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“Rutland complains that his problems are somehow the result of an anti-abortion plot. He is upset that authorities would hold him accountable to the law, but what he really wants is to be treated as if no laws apply to him. People are dying due to his shoddy work and Operation Rescue is proud of any small part we may have played in bringing him to justice.”

Read Amended Complaint

Rutland ammended complaint

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The Orange County Register reports that,
According to the board’s current complaint, Ying Chen was 16 to 16 ½ weeks pregnant when she went to Rutland’s San Gabriel office seeking an abortion on July 28, 2009. Rutland later told the board he gave the patient a diluted lidocaine solution as an anesthetic. Shortly afterward, the patient began having a reaction. Rutland and two other doctors at the office, one of them an acupuncturist, began performing CPR on the victim. Paramedics arrived and found Chen in full cardiac arrest. She was taken to a hospital, where she died six days later.
The board determined that a “significant delay” had passed between Chen’s adverse reaction and the 911 call. It also said Rutland had “failed to recognize lidocaine toxicity,” didn’t begin resuscitative measures quickly enough, and that the facility was inadequately equipped to deal with an emergency.
Rutland, in his letter, called Chen’s reaction an “unpreventable complication,”

Also Read: Abortionist Andrew Rutland in trouble with State Medical Board – AGAIN!

Previous Stories: California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

And : California: Abortion doc with dead patient monitored by abortion doc with dead patient, huh?

And: Allegations Of Molestation, Negligence Haunt Chula Vista Abortion Clinic

Abortionist Andrew Rutland in trouble with State Medical Board – AGAIN!

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Andrew Rutland, Anti-abortion, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by saynsumthn

The LA Times Reporting:
Doctor barred from surgeries allegedly caught violating order
An undercover investigator says Dr. Andrew Rutland advised her to have a chemical abortion. The lawyer for Rutland, disciplined after an abortion patient’s death, says he performed no surgeries.
By Lisa Girion
February 18, 2010

Less than a month after Dr. Andrew Rutland was barred from performing surgeries after an abortion patient’s death, state medical authorities say they caught the physician in an undercover sting apparently violating the court order.

For the second time in as many months, state officials are seeking the immediate suspension of the Chula Vista physician’s license. A hearing is set for Thursday in San Diego. Rutland could not be reached for comment.

His lawyer, Paul M. Hittelman, said Rutland did nothing to violate the court’s order.

“It’s not asserted that he was doing any surgical procedures,” said Hittelman, adding that Rutland’s physician daughter performed those procedures.

On Jan. 7, Administrative Law Judge James Ahler stopped short of granting the request by lawyers for the Medical Board of California, deciding instead to temporarily limit his practice until a full hearing could be held. One potential problem for the state was proving that Rutland posed an immediate danger — given that it took five months to bring its case.

This time, lawyers for the medical board will present evidence of a sting operation hatched a couple of days after the January hearing.

At that time, in response to a request from Rutland’s lawyer seeking clarification of the no-surgery order, the judge amended it to specifically ban him from performing “first trimester abortions and endometrial curettage procedures.”

Two weeks later, Medical Board investigator Carmen Aguilera-Marquez made an appointment for an abortion at A Women’s Choice Family Planning Clinic in Chula Vista. She used an undercover alias and brought a urine sample from a pregnant woman.

At the clinic, she saw Rutland in a room through an open door standing by a woman lying on an examination table, according to a petition filed by the board. The patient’s legs were bent, and Rutland was looking into the patient’s cervical area, she said.

She spoke with a friend of the patient who told her that the woman was there for a “chemical abortion,” a spontaneous miscarriage induced with pills inserted by a physician, she said in the petition.

Later, when she was asked to undergo a pregnancy test, the investigator went into a bathroom and filled the cup with urine she brought with her, she said.

Rutland determined she was seven weeks pregnant. He said his physician daughter performs surgical abortions but was not in that day, she said, and advised that she allow him to do a chemical abortion.

The investigator insisted on a surgical procedure, and an appointment was scheduled for another day, she said in the petition.

Dr. Jessica Kingston, an expert physician retained by the medical board, said in the petition that by counseling the patient and “being ready, willing and capable of prescribing the necessary medications for an abortion, and determining whether the patient was a candidate for a medical abortion, Dr. Rutland is performing first trimester abortions.”

“We believe nothing was done that would violate the order as amended or in its original form, for that matter,” Hittelman said. Rutland was accused in December of negligence in attempting to perform a high-risk, second-trimester abortion in an ill-equipped and unsanitary back room of an acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel.

The patient, 30-year-old Ying Chen, fell into a coma and eventually died from a toxic reaction to a drug Rutland administered, the autopsy report said.

At the time, Rutland was on probation and practicing under another physician’s supervision. The medical board acknowledged this month that it violated its own rules by allowing Christopher Dotson Jr., a Los Angeles doctor with a spotty disciplinary record of his own, to serve as Rutland’s monitor.

Rutland first surrendered his license in 2002 in a high-profile case involving the deaths of two infants. In 2007, Rutland convinced the board that he had been rehabilitated and regained his license.

Previous Stories: California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

And : California: Abortion doc with dead patient monitored by abortion doc with dead patient, huh?

And: Allegations Of Molestation, Negligence Haunt Chula Vista Abortion Clinic

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Here is what Operation Rescue wrote:

Abortionist Rutland Caught Doing Abortions In Violation of Suspension

February 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Operation Rescue’s own undercover sting recording submitted to the Board as evidence of illegal activity

Chula Vista, CA – The California Medical Board has asked for the emergency suspension of Andrew Rutland’s medical license after an undercover sting conducted by Board investigators caught him doing first trimester chemical abortions even though he has been banned from the procedure.

Rutland was scheduled to appear before a judge in San Diego County this afternoon.

Rutland’s license was only partially suspended on January 7, 2010, after Ying Chen died from a backroom abortion at a dirty, ill-equipped acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel as a result of a botched second trimester abortion done by Rutland. He was banned from surgery and from doing abortions.

Subsequently, Rutland asked for permission to continue doing first trimester abortions, but on January 12, the Board issued a clarification specifically banning him from doing them.

Independently from the Medical Board, Operation Rescue conducted an undercover sting of its own on February 3, 2010, wherein a woman posing as a potential abortion customer received an appointment for a surgical abortion with Rutland for later that day.

Operation Rescue immediately contacted the Medical Board and submitted a copy of the recorded conversation.

Listen to the call

Rutland’s attorney told the LA Times that Rutland’s daughter was actually doing the surgical abortions, but in the call made by Operation Rescue, the receptionist “Rhea” indicated that the caller’s appointment would be with Dr. Rutland, referring frequently to “him.” There was no mention of another physician.

“For the second time in two months, the California Medical Board is asking for the suspension of Rutland’s full license because of the danger he poses to the public,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We pray this time they get it. We will continue to work though all legal channels available to us until he is out of the abortion business for good.”

Rutland has a long and troubled history. Rutland’s license had been previously revoked in 2003, after his negligence caused the death of a wanted baby during childbirth. Rutland lied to the parents about the child’s cause of death. At that time he was on probation for the deaths of two other infants. In 2007, Rutland’s license was reinstated.

He took over a Chula Vista abortion clinic from abortionist Nolan Jones, who had his license revoked in March, 2009, for violations ranging from botched abortions to fraud. Jones had replaced unlicensed abortionist Bertha Bugarin, who is serving nearly 7 years in state prison for illegal abortions. Bugarin had stepped in after abortionist Phillip Rand surrendered his medical license due to his part in killing a woman during a botched abortion in Santa Ana in 2004.

“We pray that Rutland is the last abortionist in this cycle of abuse of women through illegal and unsafe abortions, and that this clinic will never be allowed to reopen,” said Newman.

California: Abortion doc with dead patient monitored by abortion doc with dead patient, huh?

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion Regulation, Andrew Rutland, Christopher Dotson, National Abortion Federation, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2010 by saynsumthn

2/2/2010

The OC Register writes:

The California Medical Board allowed an Anaheim ob-gyn who regained his license after the death of two newborns to be monitored by a doctor who had himself been disciplined for a patient’s death.

Board rules require that doctors serve as monitors only if they have no record of disciplinary action. In this case, the board let Dr. Christopher C. Dotson of Los Angeles help oversee Dr. Andrew Rutland’s five years of probation.

Rutland has again been accused of negligence after the death last year of Ying Chen, an abortion patient, 30, who suffered a toxic reaction to anesthesia on his operating table. Since her death, Rutland has been temporarily barred from surgery; he faces another disciplinary hearing next month.

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More on the wonderful abortion doctor:

strong>According to the State of California: Administrative/Disciplinary Action

Case Number: D1 2006 176260
Description of Action: ACCUSATION AND PETITION TO REVOKE PROBATION FILED. THE PHYSICIAN HAS NOT HAD A HEARING OR BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANY CHARGES.
Effective Date of Action: DECEMBER 24, 2009

Case Number: 20 2006 176260
Description of Action: LICENSE SURRENDERED ON 10/24/02; LICENSE REINSTATED AND PLACED ON FIVE YEARS PROBATION ON 10/25/07 WITH VARIOUS TERMS & CONDITIONS. DR. RUTLAND IS PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN THE SOLO PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
Effective Date of Action: OCTOBER 25, 2007

UPDATE JAN 8, 2010

READ: Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

Andrew Rutland here : Allegations Of Molestation, Negligence Haunt Chula Vista Abortion Clinic

and here: California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

and EVEN More here: Patients’ trail of pain: List of lawsuits against Dr. Rutland far exceeds the norm, and the litigation tells a sad tale

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As for abortionist Christopher C. Dotson…according to the website for the abortion clinic: Eve Surgical Center

Eve’s abortionist: “Christopher C. Dotson, Jr., M.D., is a pioneer in reproductive health care. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons and the Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. He has taught residents at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at the local medical schools for over thirty years.”

And get this ladies and gentlemen….”Presently his energies are devoted to overseeing the program at Eve Surgical Center and serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Abortion Federation.” ( NOTE: Wait a second – doesn’t NAF brag that they “oversee” the safety standards of abortion clinics nationwide? )

According to the OC Register: Dotson, 78, completed five years of probation in 2005, part of his settlement of negligence allegations stemming from a mother who bled to death after a Caesarean section and a separate case of a stillborn baby. (NOTE – Well… no wonder he has such a high NAF Rating- a woman died )

The Register obtained Dotson’s disciplinary records last week and asked the medical board on Jan. 27 why a previously disciplined doctor was allowed to serve as monitor. On Tuesday board spokeswoman Candis Cohen responded, saying probation staff had erred and Dotson has now been removed as Rutland’s practice monitor.

More of Eve’s Docs – you may want to be aware of: Josepha Seletz, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the National Abortion Federation, the Los Angeles County Women’s Medical Association, and the Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.” ( NOTE: Wow…2 NAF members working at the same place for the price of 1…the women in the care of Rutland and Dotson must have been in very safe hands – NOT !)

Dr. Seletz has been on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than 15 years. Before limiting her practice to abortion services, she had a full OB/Gyn practice including gynecological surgery and high-risk obstetrics.”
(NOTE: Can’t wait to read what pops up on her next)>

Gee…Dotson sounds like a top-notch doc. If you are marketing abortions to unsuspecting women, then I guess that trick works..but a little research shows that on October 25,2000 The LA Times wrote this about Dotson: Dr. Christopher C. Dotson Jr., Los Angeles: Committed acts of unprofessional conduct during the care and treatment of two obstetrical patients. Revocation of license stayed, five years’ probation. Effective June 16. But perhaps among abortionists, this National Abortion Federation Board Member is one of the “best”. ( Just Say’n!)

Click here to confirm his position with NAF

and Here ( Page 19)

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According to: Reporting on Health writer William Heisel:

“Dotson was among the rarest of the rare, a doctor who had been reported to the medical board by his hospital. Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles said Dotson had been negligent in the treatment of multiple patients. He lost his privileges to practice there.

One of Dotson’s patients died following an abortion in February 1992. The board said that Dotson failed to adequately examine her and should have classified her case as high risk. Because he did not, the board said, the patient ended up bleeding severely from her uterus. Dotson was not prepared to respond. He did not have the right equipment, and he was not able to give her a blood transfusion quickly enough.

This may sound familiar. Rutland also is accused of negligence during an abortion and of failing to adequately examine the patient, Ying Chen. “Key information is missing from the patient’s history such as height, weight and last menstrual period,” the board wrote. “There is no record of the ultrasound examination.”

The board said Rutland “failed to respond in a timely manner in performing appropriate resuscitative measures and obtaining the assistance of emergency personnel.” He also failed to give her an oxygen mask and failed to call 911 quickly enough. Rutland has maintained throughout the medical board and criminal cases that he did nothing wrong in the treatment of Chen.

Might the similarities between their cases have made Dotson sympathetic to Rutland’s plight?

The similarities don’t stop there. Like Rutland, Dotson also has been sued multiple times by patients claiming injury or wrongful death.

In 2005, the week before Dotson’s probation was set to expire, a 34-year-old attorney named Oriane Shevin visited Dotson’s clinic, Eve Surgical Center in Los Angeles, according to records filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She was given RU-486, the two-stage abortion drug, and sent home. Shevin took the first part, mifepristone, orally on June 9, 2005, and inserted the misoprostol into her vagina on June 10. She developed a widespread infection and severe bleeding, dying on June 14 at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, court records show. ( SAY AGAIN? NOT the Same Abortion Clinic which had two National Abortion Federation Members and One Board Member on staff- couldn’t happen there – could it?)

Dotson was sued on behalf of Shevin’s two young children, and he, along with another doctor and the surgical center, settled the case on July 12, 2007.

Two months later, Rutland was given his license back, with restrictions, and Dotson, fresh out of probation, was given the job of overseeing Rutland’s practice.”

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Read a New York action against Christopher C. Dotson (Jr.) ( Click here and see his address is Eve Surgical Centers ) – Here

Back to the OC Register Story, “The board has accused Rutland of not knowing the appropriate dose of anesthesia and failing to properly attempt to resuscitate Chen, who died in August. Rutland denies he was negligent.

Dotson wrote a letter to the medical board’s enforcement unit Oct. 9, vouching for Rutland’s record keeping and saying Chen died “in spite of appropriate resuscitation efforts.”

“In my opinion, Dr. Rutland is taking his probation very seriously and doing everything he can to more than meet the requisite requirements,” Dotson wrote. ( NOTE: Now there is that typical National Abortion Federation attitude: The abortion patient death is just a “complication” and not to be taken seriously…after all…it is only an “isolated” death unlike the murder of a few abortionist, who are typically male, and make money for NAF)

( More on that great NAF Board Member) The OC Register continues the report: In 1992, a pregnant woman was admitted to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood with bleeding. Dotson performed a C-section, but she continued to lose blood. Lawyers for the board said Dotson failed to identify her as high-risk based on her medical history or give her enough transfused blood. Additionally, he closed her abdomen and sent her to recovery instead of monitoring her and calling for a hematologist.

After her condition worsened she was taken back to the operating room for a hysterectomy. She suffered a heart attack and died of hemorrhaging.

Abortionist Rutland has been instructed to submit the name of a new monitor for board approval. ( Hmmm…I wonder who he will select? Another NAF member ?)

Read rest here

2/18/2010 UPDATE on Abortionist Andrew Rutland:

Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion Regulation, Andrew Rutland, Anti-abortion, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2010 by saynsumthn

Rutland Banned From Abortions But Retains License For Now

* Written by Operation Rescue
* Posted January 8, 2010 at 11:38 am

San Diego, CA – Abortionist Andrew Rutland has been ordered by a judge to stop doing abortions and delivering babies until the California Medical Board and determine whether his medical license should be permanently revoked.

The CMB asked for an emergency suspension of Rutland’s license after he killed a woman during a botched abortion in San Gabriel and violated his probation by doing abortions without the supervision of a second physician in Chula Vista and Santa Ana.

Administrative Judge James Ahler allowed Rutland to keep his license so he could continue to see patients for consultations. However, Deputy Atty. Gen. Douglas Lee questioned Rutland’s professional judgment, noting repeated negligent acts committed by him that led to the death of 30-year old Ying Chen during a second trimester abortion.

Judge Ahler agreed that if Rutland continued to do surgeries and deliveries, he “presents a risk of danger and there is a likelihood of injury to the public.”

Lee pointed out that Rutland has a history of dishonesty and corruption. He has lied to patients and authorities repeatedly, according to the formal revocation petition filed against him on Christmas Eve.

“Rutland is a proven liar. How do we know he will comply with the judge’s order to stop doing abortions? Who is going to enforce this order? Are the authorities simply going to take him at his word?” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We are outraged that Rutland’s license was not fully suspended. This decision places women’s lives at risk.”

Also present during yesterday’s hearing were Scott and Kathy Broussard of San Juan Capistrano, whose daughter, Jillian, died as a result of a forceps delivery by Rutland. That incident led to the revocation of Rutland’s license in 2003. They expressed disappointment at the reinstatement of his medical license in 2007 and at yesterday’s decision.

“I think his victims and the public needed to get full peace of mind today, and they didn’t,” Kathy Broussard told the Orange County Register. “He still has a practice in Anaheim. He’s still allowed to do gynecological exams and consultations. It’s appalling.”

The California Medical Board will meet at a later date to determine if Rutland’s license should be permanently revoked.

Also READ: California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

View background with link to revocation documents. Here

2/17/2010 UPDATE on Abortionist Andrew Rutland:

California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion Regulation, Andrew Rutland, Anti-abortion, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2010 by saynsumthn

Doc lost license once, accused of another death
By COURTNEY PERKES / Orange County Register 1/6/2010

An Anaheim doctor who lost his medical license in 2002 after the death of a newborn, only to have it reinstated, is facing state allegations of negligence in the case of a woman who died during an abortion.

Dr. Andrew Rutland, an obstetrician-gynecologist, could be temporarily suspended from practicing after a California Medical Board hearing Thursday in San Diego, said board spokeswoman Candis Cohen.

According to state legal documents, a 30-year-old patient died last year after Rutland is alleged to have given her anesthesia without knowing the safe dosage. He is also accused of practicing in an unlicensed office and performing surgery outside a hospital without malpractice insurance, the board documents say.

Rutland’s attorney, Peter Osinoff, declined to comment until after the hearing. Rutland did not respond to a message left at his Anaheim office.

In 2002, Rutland agreed to give up his medical license after a two-year medical board investigation into the deaths of two babies, as well as allegations that he performed unnecessary hysterectomies, lied to patients and had sex with a patient in his office. Five years later, some of his former Orange County patients were outraged when the board reinstated his license to practice.

Half of the doctors who sought to regain their licenses in the past fiscal year were reinstated, according to the board. They must prove they have been rehabilitated and are fit to practice medicine.

“It’s unusual,” Cohen said. “Usually after a license revocation, if they petition successfully and have been reinstated, they are more compliant with the law.”
The board’s legal documents give this account of the most recent allegations:

An unidentified woman visited Rutland’s San Gabriel clinic in July for a second-trimester abortion. He injected lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in her cervix. Shortly afterward, the patient began to have a reaction, documents say.

Rutland, 66, performed CPR. The board documents say there was a “significant delay” in calling 911. When paramedics arrived, the woman was in cardiac arrest. She was taken to a hospital where she died six days later. An autopsy concluded that her heart attack was caused by “lidocaine toxicity,” board documents say.

The board alleges that Rutland gave her the anesthetic “without knowledge of the safe dosage range or maximum safe dose.” The documents say he also failed to recognize the signs of toxicity or provide appropriate resuscitation efforts.

The documents also accuse Rutland of failing to report her death to the board.

Cohen said the board’s attorney is seeking a judge’s order to suspend Rutland’s license until the latest accusation is resolved because he poses an “imminent danger to the public health.”
When Rutland settled the case with the board and agreed to surrender his license, he admitted to negligence only in the 1999 death of Jillian Broussard. Her spinal cord was torn during delivery by forceps and she died a week later.

Jillian’s father, Scott Broussard of San Juan Capistrano, said he and his wife were very disappointed that Rutland was allowed to practice again. Broussard said after the delivery, Rutland insisted their daughter had suffered a stroke.

“It doesn’t surprise me at all,” Broussard said of the latest accusation against Rutland. “There’s the making of a mistake, but then there’s the way that it was made and the reaction by him afterward. He was not a man of honor or integrity.”

Broussard called the woman’s death a “calculable failure.”

“The responsibility for this death is on the medical board, to be shared with Dr. Rutland,” Broussard said. “They’re supposed to protect the public and they have failed.”

ALSO READ: Allegations Of Molestation, Negligence Haunt Chula Vista Abortion Clinic

According to the State of California: Administrative/Disciplinary Action

Case Number: D1 2006 176260
Description of Action: ACCUSATION AND PETITION TO REVOKE PROBATION FILED. THE PHYSICIAN HAS NOT HAD A HEARING OR BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANY CHARGES.
Effective Date of Action: DECEMBER 24, 2009

Case Number: 20 2006 176260
Description of Action: LICENSE SURRENDERED ON 10/24/02; LICENSE REINSTATED AND PLACED ON FIVE YEARS PROBATION ON 10/25/07 WITH VARIOUS TERMS & CONDITIONS. DR. RUTLAND IS PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN THE SOLO PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
Effective Date of Action: OCTOBER 25, 2007

UPDATE JAN 8, 2010

READ: Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

2/18/2010 UPDATE on Abortionist Andrew Rutland: