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Transgender woman refused medical treatment at public hospital
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Vaught said when she, her wife and son went to the ER on July 18, she was entered into the hospital computer system as male despite an ID that stated she was female.

"I pointed out that my ID says female," Vaught said. "There were two ladies there, and one of them snickered a little bit and covered her mouth. The other got a very annoyed look on her face."

When she went to the exa- room, 3he was met with stares and insults and was referred to as a "he-she," an "it," and a "transvestite."

Vaught said she was kept waiting for two hours without any treatment before a doctor saw her and said she couldn't treat her because of her transgender condition.
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  -Transgender woman refused medical treatment at public hospital FreeState  Aug-02-10 04:01 PM   #0 
  - i smell a lawsuit.  ejpoeta   Aug-02-10 04:06 PM   #1 
  - I know parts of Indiana are in a different time zone, I just didn't  hedgehog   Aug-02-10 04:07 PM   #2 
  - What the hell kind of a hospital was that?  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 04:07 PM   #3 
  - couldn't treat her because of transgender condition?  DesertFlower   Aug-02-10 04:07 PM   #4 
  - Perhaps a malpractice limitation?  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-02-10 04:16 PM   #8 
  - If the bleeding was a side effect of a specialized course of treatment  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 09:28 PM   #33 
     - Then that resident should be fired  Canuckistanian   Aug-02-10 09:54 PM   #38 
     - And if the bleeding was a result of hormone therapy, the resident should do what?  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 10:02 PM   #40 
        - Residents can admit patients.  knitter4democracy   Aug-03-10 02:00 PM   #51 
     - Then the resident calls the attending and gets his ass in there.  knitter4democracy   Aug-03-10 01:58 PM   #50 
  - If true -- I hope she sues to within an inch of  xchrom   Aug-02-10 04:09 PM   #5 
  - "Condition"????  flvegan   Aug-02-10 04:14 PM   #6 
  - Yes... Potential interactions with other medical treatment under a specialist  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 09:32 PM   #34 
  - Sickening...  JuniperLea   Aug-02-10 04:15 PM   #7 
  - The doc took the Hypocritical Oath instead of the Hippocratic Oath  pinboy3niner   Aug-02-10 04:16 PM   #9 
  - Probably HIV and/or suspected gays for a start, I bet, just for starters... sounds  RKP5637   Aug-02-10 04:27 PM   #17 
  - Hard to believe a doctor could be that ignorant, but I guess some are  pinboy3niner   Aug-02-10 04:39 PM   #21 
  - IIRC - I read somewhere that some med schools  geardaddy   Aug-02-10 04:40 PM   #22 
     - That sounds familiar, now that you mention it  pinboy3niner   Aug-02-10 05:03 PM   #26 
  - How about first, 'DO NO HARM'!  MerryBlooms   Aug-02-10 04:16 PM   #10 
  - You know, on second thought, with such an unprofessional, uneducated staff,  hedgehog   Aug-02-10 04:16 PM   #11 
  - You have a point there. n/t  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 04:18 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, probably would have also invoked spells to cast the demons out of her... Might  RKP5637   Aug-02-10 04:33 PM   #18 
  - good Christians all, I suspect  mitchtv   Aug-02-10 04:17 PM   #12 
  - "Aw, shucks, we thought Jeebus wanted us to have a BEAT-itude."  Ignis   Aug-02-10 04:42 PM   #24 
  - There should be other fallout from this one  Warpy   Aug-02-10 04:18 PM   #13 
  - +1000 +++ Excellent points!!! n/t  RKP5637   Aug-02-10 04:34 PM   #19 
  - It can also be a side effect of hormone therapy  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 09:49 PM   #36 
     - Hemoptysis is usually more a result of silicone injection, usually  Warpy   Aug-02-10 11:02 PM   #42 
     - Could be  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 11:14 PM   #43 
     - As a former doctor's wife, I call b.s.  knitter4democracy   Aug-03-10 02:05 PM   #52 
  - The pain and suffering others enjoy putting people through as supposed professionals in  RKP5637   Aug-02-10 04:23 PM   #15 
  - Apparently against the hospital's policy....  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 04:27 PM   #16 
  - What the doctor said, according to the story.  Morning Dew   Aug-02-10 07:51 PM   #31 
     - Yes, that's what I'm asking  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 09:15 PM   #32 
     - And the hospital can say NOTHING or get fined for violation of HIPAA.  Kalyke   Aug-03-10 12:23 AM   #45 
  - That's odd.. I seem to remember Republicans making a big deal out of  walldude   Aug-02-10 04:35 PM   #20 
  - Yeah those are the same people that claim that everyone has the same rights  FreeState   Aug-02-10 05:59 PM   #27 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Aug-02-10 04:41 PM   #23 
  - Meanwhile ENDA sits inactive.  Unvanguard   Aug-02-10 04:43 PM   #25 
  - k & r  Starry Messenger   Aug-02-10 06:42 PM   #28 
  - why  MichaelHarris   Aug-02-10 07:21 PM   #29 
  - What is the actual headline?  Texasgal   Aug-02-10 07:26 PM   #30 
  - Because this is not LBN  FreeState   Aug-04-10 01:47 AM   #53 
  - I will proudly say-even in Repub hell...we took great care of LGTB patients  w8liftinglady   Aug-02-10 09:41 PM   #35 
  - So...  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 09:53 PM   #37 
     - answers-best as I can  w8liftinglady   Aug-02-10 10:00 PM   #39 
        - If the tests were abnormal...  jberryhill   Aug-02-10 10:09 PM   #41 
  - I am betting that this hospital  MadMaddie   Aug-03-10 12:16 AM   #44 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Aug-03-10 02:51 AM   #46 
  - Muncie, Indiana.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-03-10 03:20 AM   #47 
  - oh, B-frickin'-S  renate   Aug-03-10 03:41 AM   #48 
     - +1 /nt  Spheric   Aug-03-10 12:58 PM   #49 

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