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Our precious daughter, Amanda Christiane Garbacz - 24 years old, needlessly died May 11, 2013, delivering her daughter under the care of Dr. Morgen Rozenboom and midwife Lindsay (Lin) Foster-Cooper (d.b.a. Alternative Birth Choices). Amanda was a beautiful, smart, outgoing, loving woman with a civil engineering degree and the world at her fingertips. This should have never, never happened. We recently were told (after having the case for two years) by our attorney he was dropping the case, because he wasn't going to make any money. Three years into this hell, the Texas Midwifery Board is finally going to convene a Board Meeting June 8, 2016, at 2 P.M. at The Exchange Building, Room N-102 (8407 Wall Street, Austin, TX) to hopefully strip the midwife of her license and make her re-educate herself, before she can get her license back. We will be present at the board meeting. The midwife (Cooper) has continued to practice this entire time. (She denied and appealed her original Midwifery Board sanctions.) The doctor (Rozenboom) received a slap on the wrist from the Texas Medical Board, only given a sanction of 24 hours of continued education and an infant CPR class. She also continues to practice, and we are not allowed to know if she actually completed her sanctions or not. This has obviously been the most horrific three years of our lives, and the lack of justice and concern for this tragedy and the potential harm or death for future women and infants being treated by these women (gross negligence was found on both their parts) compels us to reach out and make a few things known to women in Texas and everywhere. We want to help prevent this in the future - to help prevent another family's forever pain - to prevent another child from growing up without their mother. . . • There is no requirement for malpractice insurance for doctors or midwives in the state of Texas - (neither woman had it). • There is no mandatory national registry following midwives currently - only voluntary. The midwife was severely sanctioned in an Arkansas delivery, but chose to not to accept it, and just moved to a different state and set up practice. No way for my daughter to have known that fact in her research. • There should be a mandatory suspension when there is a death of a mother or the child until the tragedy can be investigated and resolved. There should be a higher regard and concern for future patient's (mother and infant) lives. Maybe this would also help in the amount of time it takes to take action in these cases. Three years is way too long. • My daughter asked multiple time to go to the hospital and that didn't happen. That should be mandatory and somehow upheld. • Midwives are now going to be regulated by Texas Department Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), instead of the Department of Health Services. TDLR manages Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors, Auctioneers, Barbering, Cosmetologists, Driver Education and Safety, Electricians, Laser Hair Removal, Licensed Breeders, Property Tax Consultants, Tow Truck Operators, Used Auto Part Recyclers, just to name a few. A midwife has the lives of two people in his/her hands with every case, and now aren't even going to be regulated by Health Services? Thank you for any assistance you can give in helping us prevent this from happening again, and getting better regulations put in place. Matt and Suzanne Garbacz

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flag | Submitted June 6, 2016

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Excellent. Knowledgeable and highly skilled. Trust with my life!

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flag | Submitted December 29, 2014

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As Amanda's mother, I beg all that read this - PLEASE share this new release from KLTV 7 out of Texas given them by the Texas Medical Board about three doctors that they disciplined. The last one mentioned (Rozenboom) was the doctor part of the doctor/midwife team who delivered Amanda. (Still waiting on the outcome of other hearings.) Please share this with everyone you know to help educate and prevent losing another precious young lady PLEASE!!! "The Board and Texarkana doctor Morgen Melinda Rozenboom, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order prohibiting Dr. Rozenboom from engaging in the practice of obstetrics, labor and delivery, or home births, and prohibiting her from supervising, delegating to, or associating with any midlevel providers including midwives in such practices until successfully completing the following requirements: within one year complete at least 24 hours of CME, divided as follows: eight hours in managing obstetrical emergencies, eight hours in risk management, including physician-patient communications and eight hours in medical recordkeeping; within one year obtain certification in neonatal resuscitation from the Neonatal Resuscitation Program offered by the American Medical Association of Pediatrics; and upon lifting the restriction, have her practice monitored by another physician for four consecutive monitoring cycles. The Board found Dr. Rozenboom failed to document her management of a patient's post-partum complications, including her assessment of the patient or what actions she took to stabilize the patient. The medical records demonstrate that the patient's vital signs were not monitored with appropriate frequency or regularity during the post-partum period, including when the patient exhibited signs of respiratory distress. The documentation that does exist contains errors and inaccuracies. Furthermore, Dr. Rozenboom did not honor the patient's request to be transferred to the hospital sooner." http://www.kltv.com/…/medical-board-disciplines-3-e-texas-p… Medical board disciplines 3 E. Texas physicians The Texas Medical Board disciplined three E. Texas physicians at its recent meeting on November 7. KLTV.COM|BY MARSHALL STEPHENS

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flag | Submitted December 4, 2014

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