Sunday, August 13, 2006

Lawsuit seeks $250K for alleged botched abortion

The pain and trauma of a botched abortion led a city woman to twice attempt suicide before her pregnancy was finally terminated, a lawsuit claims. The court action, filed on behalf of a 28-year-old SAIT student, says the stress caused the end of the woman's relationship with her fiance. A statement of claim says the woman was referred to the Kensington Clinic after learning she was pregnant in June 2004. The lawsuit states a degenerative hip disease meant she couldn't carry the fetus to full term. But after a July 21, 2004, abortion procedure by Dr. Ted Busheikin the woman continued to experience severe pain in her hips, it alleges. For the next 3 1/2 months she took medication prescribed by her general practitioner, Dr. John Barrow, without any relief.

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