Janice Gumm of Beach Park, Illinois, went to Dimensions Medical Center at 1455 Golf Road in Des Plaines, Illinois, for an abortion on December 5, 1998, to be performed under anesthesia. Her abortionist was Dr. Jesse Chandler, and the anesthesiologist was Dr. Murray Rosenberg of Hospital Anesthesia Group.

Chandler, who was first licensed in Illinois in 1977, was never disciplined for his role in Janice's death, but did face probation with the medical board in 2001 for failure to pay state income tax.