In December of 2009, Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, among the state's largest abortion clinics, reached a $1.9 million settlement with a woman who suffered massive hemorrhaging, a coma, a stroke and a hysterectomy after she had an abortion at the facility in 2007. The incident led to an inspection by the state, which had not been in to inspect the facility in more than five years. The State shut the facility down for more than a month until improvements were made.
The settlement includes $1 million from the facility, $575,000 from one of the doctors involved in the case and $325,000 from another doctor who had assisted in the abortion.
Shortly following this case, the State performed an inspection at Alternatives Abortion Clinic in Atlantic City and shut down the facility because of infection control issues. It was revealed at the time that the State had not been in to inspect that clinic in five years as well.
In March of 2009, Federal agents raided a Philadelphia iclinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses in jars, according to the state agency that shut it down and suspended the license of the doctor in charge.
In the order suspending the abortion doctor's license, the Pennsylvania Department of State's Board of Medicine said investigators found numerous health and safety risks at the abortion and pain-management clinic, including a preoperative and recovery area that consisted of several recliners grouped together.
As a result of these shameful incidents, we encourage any women suffering complications or ill health after having an abortion at a NJ abortion clinic to please contact us by calling 732 562 - 0562.
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