PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The attorney representing the family of a woman allegedly murdered by abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell says the doctor must be held accountable. Attorney Bernie Smalley has filed a civil suit in the case.
Doctor Kermit Gosnell and two employees have been charged with the murder of Karnamaya Mongar, who died from an overdose of anesthesia allegedly administered by an unlicensed employee.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley As Snow Moves In
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Attorney Bernie Smalley, of Anapol Schwartz, says Mongar and her family, husband and three children, were refugees from Bhutan who had immigrated to the United States last spring. She died five months later during an abortion because the doctor allegedly failed to provide proper care before, during or after the procedure.READ MORE: Daniel Moore, Hero Pilot In Drexel Hill Medical Helicopter Crash, Released From Philadelphia Hospital
“We have brought a claim, not only for compensatory damages, but also for punitive damages to punish this man for what he did to this family,” said Smalley.
Karnamaya Mongar was 41-years-old.
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