South Carolina residents may be interested in knowing about the recent case of a 24-year-old woman who died after an attempted abortion given at a Chicago Planned Parenthood clinic. The late-term abortion was performed in a clinic was supposed to offer only limited services. A news report of the incident did not detail the nature of the woman's injuries. She reportedly received improper care at the clinic and was finally transferred to a hospital, but Planned Parenthood staff members reportedly did not give the hospital sufficient information to treat her. The woman died while in the hospital.
South Carolina patients and family members may be interested to learn that a hospital in North Carolina may have accidentally exposed 18 patients to a deadly brain disease. According to the report, the disease in question is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which causes dementia and could result in death very quickly.
South Carolina residents may be interested in a Florida medical malpractice case involving a breast augmentation procedure gone wrong. An 18-year-old Florida woman underwent breast augmentation surgery at a clinic for a discounted fee of $2,100 in August 2013. Shortly after surgery, she developed complications that left her in a coma for two months, and while she has since emerged from the coma, she is incapable of performing basic tasks on her own or caring for her young son, her family says. The clinic denies wrongdoing and alleges the woman withheld "pertinent medical information" leading to the poor surgical outcome.