4/3/13

Mother Sues NYFD Claiming Trans Daughter Died Because EMS Refused Treatment

The allegations stem from a June 15, 2012, incident, when Smith’s mother, Jenette Cox called 911 after Smith – a transgender woman who was born a man – went into diabetic shock. When EMS responders arrived on the scene and found the victim to be transgender, they failed to render services, Cox alleges.

“This is somebody who needed urgent care and didn’t get it, and basically what stopped them were breasts on an originally male body,” said Ilya Novofastovsky, the Sheepshead Bay attorney representing Cox in the malpractice and discrimination case against the NYPD and the FDNY, which operates the EMS.

Read more at Sheepshead bites.

2 comments:

Carolyn Ann Grant said...

You should know that something is asking for login information to www.sphere.com:80 whenever your blog is accessed. I tried it on Safari & Chrome on an OS X system.

I actually think it's something on the sphere.com server because when I go directly to that server, I get the same login request - but with a 401 error when I click cancel. (The dialog box just goes away when I do that on your site; I haven't tried "login", although I'm sure someone has!)

Just thought you should know. :-)

Kelli Busey said...

Thank you Carolyn I fixed it! Script gone bad:)