A trans teen killed himself after hospital staff repeatedly called him a girl. The grieving mother has filed a lawsuit against the hospital.
Kyler Prescott was 14-year-old. Before he took his own life he was admitted to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where he stayed in the youth’s psychiatry unit for a 72-hour suicide hold. The hospital staff didn’t stop calling him a girl,
“He was frantic,” his mother, said. “They were making him worse. They were completely traumatizing him.”
According to the Washington Post, “Prescott is seeking to recover damages as well as an injunction to force the hospital to implement policies and procedures to prevent discrimination against other transgender children.”