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"Faye Roe," Abortion Death
First of two patients to die under care of same abortionist
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Abortionist Andre Nehorayoff was disciplined over the abortion death of a patient identified by the medical board as "Patient F." Since other accounts of her death refer to her as "Faye Roe," I will use this psuedonom as well.

Faye was 19 years old when she went to Nehorayoff's office for a safe and legal abortion on December 15, 1979, for an abortion. Nehorayoff failed to record an adequate history or medical exam for Faye.

Nehorayoff left Faye in a recovery room at 2:25 p.m., without any monitoring. When somebody finally checked on her an hour later, she was cyanotic (blue) and had no puluse. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Nehorayoff was also disciplined regarding Patient E, an 18-year-old patient who bled to death after Nehorayoff sent her home in 1983 with a fetal leg still in her uterus.

Nehorayoff's other cases are described here.


Sources: New York State Office of Professional Discipline, Report of the Regents Review Committee, Calendar # 12342, Andre Nehorayoff; "Court gives physician another chance to reclaim license," Associated Press, March 24, 2000

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