TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Board of Medicine will decide whether to penalize a Florida doctor accused of medical malpractice in a botched abortion case in which a live baby was delivered.
In an administrative complaint, the Department of Health says Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique (ren-uh-LEEK') was scheduled to perform an abortion on a teenager who was 23 weeks pregnant.
Sycloria Williams was given drugs in advance to dilate her cervix. According to the complaint, she gave birth at a Hialeah clinic after waiting hours for Renelique to arrive.
A clinic owner placed the baby in a bag that was put in the trash.
Renelique is accused of failing to secure the services of another physician, among other allegations. His attorney called the charges "misguided and incomplete."
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.