Operation Rescue alleges that Carhart was negligent in failing to diagnose Morbelli’s condition then abandoning her before she was stabilized by leaving the state on Wednesday afternoon on February 6, just hours before his suffering patient was rushed to the hospital where she later died. Efforts by family and hospital staff to contact Carhart were unsuccessful.
The complaint also alleges that Carhart improperly performed the risky 33-week abortion in an outpatient clinic “without adequate emergency facilities to properly handle known complications and medical emergencies.”
Also at issue is the lack of monitoring of his patient while prescribing her powerful uterine contracting drugs.
“This is a case of neglect and malpractice. Carhart was more concerned about catching his plane than caring for his patient, whose condition was deteriorating by the hour,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “We thought it necessary to initiate the investigative process as soon as possible before Carhart could kill again.”
Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Formal complaint filed with Maryland medical board over Carhart patient's death