Canadian woman sues abortionist after “failed” abortion

By Dave Andrusko

Abortionist Michel Prévost [Courtesy CBC News]

Abortionist Michel Prévost [Courtesy CBC News]

On February2, 2015, Michel Ronald Prevost, an Almonte, Ontario abortionist, resigned after the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found he was “incompetent in his practice of obstetrics and gynecology.”

According to CBC News, “The inspector found Prevost did not screen abortion patients properly and failed to calculate the proper doses of methotrexate, a drug used to terminate pregnancies, the decision said.”

Three weeks later Tania Brown sued Prevost for $1 million. Brown alleged that Prevost committed “gross negligence and medical malpractice” in her “failed” October 2011 chemical abortion which involved two drugs– methotrexate and misoprostol.

The lawsuit alleges that Prevost injected the incorrect doses that led to the “failed” abortion.

Brown told CBC News that

she only realized the abortion failed four months later, and later carried the baby to term. She gave birth to a five-pound boy with fetal abnormalities, including a smaller brain and a hole in his heart, she added.

Brown later gave the boy up in an open adoption, her claim states

In a previous story, dated February 11, CBC News reported that when Prevost resigned he “admitted he gave abortion patients incorrect doses of medication that resulted in fetal abnormalities in two pregnancies that went to term.”

The decision said “He displayed a lack of judgment and patients were exposed to harm or injury in his failure to properly screen patients for medical terminations, in his failure to calculate doses of methotrexate on the basis of his patients’ respective body surface areas, and in his failure to follow up with patients, including when he was aware that patients had ongoing gestations after the administration of methotrexate.”

CBC News wrote that “Prevost promises not to practise in any jurisdiction.”