First-of-its-Kind Lawsuit in the US Sues for Irreparable Harm Resulting from Surgery

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We thank AIC, SPLC, the law firms involved, and the Crawford family for suing and standing up for this intersex boy and intersex children everywhere!

On May 14th, 2013, Advocates for Informed Choice, The Southern Poverty Law Center, and pro bono counsel for the private law firms of Janet, Jenner & Suggs and Steptoe & Johnson LLP filed a lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), Greenville Hospital System, Medical University of South Carolina and individual employees for performing an irreversible and medically unnecessary surgery on an infant who was in the state’s care at the time of the surgery.