JACKSON, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - A judge has entered a default judgment in a lawsuit that claimed a woman nearly died from a failed abortion in Mississippi.
Daschica Thomas filed the lawsuit in 2005 against Dr. Joseph Booker, the National Women's Health Organization of Jackson and others. The suit claimed Thomas ended up in a coma for a week from infection because of a botched abortion in 2003.
Judge William Gowan entered the default judgment Tuesday in Thomas' favor after the defendants didn't show up for trial. Thomas' attorney had no comment.
Mark Wann, who once represented Booker, said he's no longer involved and wouldn't comment.
The ruling came less than a month after Mississippi voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have effectively banned abortions.