If you counted up all the other “patient” deaths he has caused, he should get about 5,000 years in prison:
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A doctor was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the case of a woman who died after he performed an abortion on her.
Dr. Rapin Osathanondh was sentenced in the 2007 death of 22-year-old Laura Hope Smith. He pleaded guilty in a Massachusetts court Monday, just as his trial was about to begin.
Smith was 13 weeks pregnant when she went to see Osathanondh for an abortion in his Cape Cod office. She was pronounced dead later that day.
Prosecutors charged Osathanondh with manslaughter, alleging that he failed to monitor her while she was under anesthesia, delayed calling 911 when her heart stopped, and later lied to try to cover up his actions…
Osathanondh, 67, who is originally from Thailand, had been licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts since 1974.
He did not speak in court Tuesday, but his lawyer, Paul Cirel, said Osathanondh had expressed “most profound remorse and regret for Laura Smith’s death.”
Cirel said Osathanondh came to the United States in the 1960s and had performed thousands of safe abortions before Smith’s death.
“This is regrettably — terribly — the one complication, the one problem that ever came up in his practice,” Cirel said.
No, Mr. Cirel, I’d say there has been more than one “complication/problem” in his practice over the years.