The mother of a 24-year-old woman who died after an abortion last month filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against Planned Parenthood of Illinois and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Tonya Reaves died at Northwestern July 20 after she began to hemorrhage at a Planned Parenthood clinic at 18 S. Michigan Ave., officials said.
An autopsy found Reaves, of the 1500 block of North Kildare, died of a hemorrhage after a cervical dilation and evacuation performed during an intrauterine pregnancy, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled an accident.
Dorsey Johns, Reaves’ mother, claims staff at the Planned Parenthood clinic “carelessly performed” the elective abortion and failed to properly monitor and assess her daughter’s condition after the procedure, according to the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.