Local mother claims hospital discriminated against her transgender daughter
A Beaver Valley woman has brought a civil lawsuit against the Beaver Valley City Hospital, claiming hospital staff discriminated against her transgender daughter last year.
Lavinia C. Coltron of Beaver Valley has alleged the hospital practiced discrimination against her transgender child last year. Coltron claims that shortly after giving birth to her child, the child was swaddled in a blue blanket by a nursery staff member, against her specific wishes. Coltron maintains that the incident was a deliberate act to psychologically brainwash her infant and force gender stereotyping on the infant's impressionable psyche.
Rita Grey, the LPN who attended the birth, admits to wrapping the baby in a blue blanket, but says she did so only out of necessity.
"It was a busy day in the birthing wing," Grey contends. "We had run out of all other blankets before Ms. Coltron delivered. After cleaning her baby I used the first available baby blanket fresh back from the laundry room. Ms. Coltron wasn't happy about it, no. But then again, she hadn't remembered to bring any blankets, diapers or baby clothes with her when she showed up at the emergency room."
Coltron is seeking 10.5 million dollars in her lawsuit, to cover the cost of what she says will undoubtedly be many years of needed recovery therapy for her child.