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Abortion Patient Death Prompts Third License Suspension

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by saynsumthn

June 5, 2013 By Operation Rescue

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Baltimore, MD – Operation Rescue has learned that The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license of a third abortionist associated with the notorious Steven Chase Brigham after abortion patient Maria Santiago died in February, 2013.

Michael Angelo Basco was summarily suspended from practicing medicine in Maryland on May 29, 2013, the same day two of his associates, Iris E. Dominy and Mansuor G. Panah, were also issued suspensions. All four Maryland abortion clinics operating under the name Associates in OB/GYN Care, which is affiliated with New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, were ordered to stop all surgical abortions on May 9.

“Basco is an abortionist that had been flying under the radar,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Now, the public can be warned about this dangerous man who has a history of discipline and lawsuits in other states.”

While Basco was not involved in Sanitago’s death, he was found to have engaged in other dangerous conduct that could have resulted in grave injury or death of another woman.

According to suspension documents made public by the Maryland Board of Physicians, Basco allowed an unlicensed, unqualified worker conduct an ultrasound exam on a pregnant with a multiple gestation pregnancy. She came up with several gestational ages. Without consulting anyone, she started an abortion on the woman by administering Cytotec, a dangerous drug that induces uterine contractions, in Basco’s absence. When Basco saw the woman, he refused to continue with the abortion because of the advanced fetal age and complexity of aborting twins. He gave the woman few options and essentially turned her adrift in the process of an abortion.

It was later learned that it was standard procedure at the four Brigham affiliated abortion clinics in Maryland to start all women who were beyond 11 weeks of pregnancy on Cytotec before they saw the abortionist. The Maryland Office of Health Care Quality determined that this practice posed a danger to the health and safety of the public.

Basco Disciline

This was not Bascoe’s first disciplinary action.

Basco was issued a Reprimand by the Texas Medical Board on August 15, 2003, after he failed to provide information about a malpractice suit against him on an application for hospital privileges. The Texas Medical Board determined that the omission constituted “dishonorable or unprofessional conduct that was likely to deceive or defraud the public, or injure the public. “

At the same time, he had also been accused of Cytotec, an ulcer drug used off-label by abortionists to induce uterine contractions, which can be dangerously strong and unpredictable in nature by one employee, but was never disciplined.

On August 26, 2011, Texas Medical Board issued an Agreed Order, disciplining Basco for inadequate medical records and for not adequately informing a patient of all options prior to a hysterectomy. Basco was ordered to attend classes on proper recordkeeping procedures and ordered to pay an administrative fine of $3,000.

Pennsylvania and Maryland both issued Reciprocol Reprimands last year based on the Texas action.

“Even though Basco, Dominy, and Panah have all been suspended in Maryland, and four clinics ordered to halt surgical abortions, vigilance is still required because we have seen Brigham-operated clinics defy the law before,” said Newman. “Brigham-operated abortion mills are among the worst in the nation. He has a history of ignoring the law, hiring troubled abortionists who are at the bottom of the barrel, and evading responsibility at every turn. His abortion clinics are continuously being closed by various states, but he finds ways to reopen them time and again. We pray that his entire chain of abortion clinics that span four states will be brought down and Brigham is put behind bars where he belongs.”

Brigham’s web site, which goes under the name American Women’s Services, continues to list eight abortion locations in New Jersey, four in Maryland, two in Pennsylvania, and two in Virginia. Pennsylvania ordered the two abortion clinics in that state closed last year after both failed safety inspections.

Other Brigham-affiliated abortionists also have a long history of problems. Operation Rescue has been exposing these dangerous abortionists for years. [Read more about them.]

Brigham has also been known to operate secret abortion facilities. In 2010, he and his associate, Nicola Riley, operated a bi-state late-term abortion scheme designed to avoid the laws of New Jersey. Brigham would begin the abortions in New Jersey then caravan women in full labor to a secret location in Elkton, Maryland, where their abortions would be completed. That illicit operation was discovered and shut down after Riley nearly killed a patient during a seriously botched abortion. Brigham, who has never held a medical license in Maryland, was assisting Riley with the patient. Police raided the Elkton clinic and discovered the bodies of 35 late-term aborted babies stored in a freezer. Brigham and Riley were both arrested and jailed on murder charges in Maryland, but the case was dropped after an expert witness who would have testified that the babies died in Maryland, withdrew from the case.

Patient death, sexual misconduct? Spells more legal abortionists in trouble !

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury with tags , , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by saynsumthn

H/T Operation Rescue

The medical licenses of abortionist Iris E. Dominy and Mansour G. Panah summarily suspended on May 29, 2013, after Dominy was involved in the death of 38-year old Maria Santiago, who stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest while she was left unmonitored and unattended immediately after her abortion on February 13, 2013.

A post-deprivation hearing has been scheduled by the Board of Physicians for June 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

Panah, an extremely troubled abortionist with a long history of sexual misconduct with patients, was acting as the Medical Director of the abortion clinic, Associates in OB/GYN Care located in a residential condo complex on Calvert St. in Baltimore, and was responsible for patient care at the time of Santiago’s death. Panah and Dominy also work at Associates in Ob/GYN abortion clinics in Cheverly, Frederick, and Silver Spring, all of which are affiliated with the notorious illegal late-term abortionist Steven Chase Brigham of New Jersey.

The Maryland Board of physicians concluded that both abortionists were so dangerous that “the public health, safety, or welfare imperatively requires emergency action.”

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) had suspended the operating license of three Maryland Associates in OB/GYN Care clinics in March after Santiago’s death was discovered during inspections that were conducted due to public pressure after the death of another abortion patient, Jennifer Morbelli, at Germantown Reproductive Health Services, a late-term abortion clinic operated by LeRoy Carhart.

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Inspectors also found that the defibrillator at the condo/clinic did not work and that the patient had been carelessly left unattended while under heavy sedation. No one noticed when Santiago stopped breathing, and no staff was adequately trained in CPR, including Dominy. As a result of the inadequate clinic conditions and the negligence of Dominy, Santiago died from Severe Pulmonary Edema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and Hypoxia Brain Injury.

The OHCQ reinspected the clinics on May 7 and found continued deficiencies at all four locations that posed a danger to the public and ordered suspension of abortion services again on May 9.

Dominy is accused of “failing to perform surgical abortion services in a safe manner” and of “failing to develop appropriate post-anesthesia procedures and protocols.” She also used unlicensed, unqualified workers to evaluate patients, perform and interpret ultrasounds, and dispense Misoprostol, a drug that causes strong, unpredictable uterine contractions, all without her presence at the abortion clinic.

Panah was accused of allowing abortions to be started by unlicensed, unqualified workers at a facility that was not equipped to complete the abortion. Patient A was seen by an unqualified worker with no competency in ultrasounds. There were multiple gestational ages estimated from the incompetently performed ultrasounds in the patient’s file. The worker none-the-less administered misoprostol to the patient to begin her abortion without a physician present. Later, the abortionist turned the woman away even though her abortion had been started because she was carrying twins and her uterus was the size of a 22 week pregnancy. Because Panah was the Medical Director, it was determined that he posed a danger to the public.

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Panah’s long history of discipline started in 1988 when he was accused of fondling and attempting to kiss his patients on the mouth. He was disciplined once again for unwanted sexual contact with patients in 1995. One woman received as many as three breast examinations in one visit for no medical reason. When asked why the need for repeated examinations, Panah simply expressed admiration for the woman’s breasts. In 2011, Panah was again disciplined for shoddy plastic surgery methods and sloppy record-keeping.

“The emergency license suspensions of Dominy and Panah raise other serious questions concerning patient safety in Maryland and elsewhere,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Why is Steven Brigham allowed to continue operating his chain of shoddy abortion clinics that endanger women and have now claimed the life of Maria Santiago? Brigham and all his abortion quacks should be banned from coming within a mile of a medical facility.”

Another concern is why the death of Santiago led ultimately to license suspensions while LeRoy Carhart, who was responsible for the death of Jennifer Morbelli on February 7, 2013, is allowed to continue operations as usual. Morbelli died of complications to a 33-week abortion that developed after Carhart left the state and was unreachable for emergency assistance.

“If Dominy and Panah are considered a danger to the public, then there can be no doubt that Carhart poses an equal danger,” said Newman. “We renew our calls for an emergency suspension of Carhart’s medical license as well in the interest of public safety.”

Read Dominy’s Suspension Order
Read Panah’s Suspension Order