Each day decisions are made in medical settings that bring harm to the patient on the receiving end. While in many of those situations, occurring in Pennsylvania and beyond, the harm is minor, in the worst cases it can seriously impact the life and happiness of the patient involved. This appears to be the case in a medical malpractice lawsuit recently filed on behalf of a child.
The child was born with the reproductive organs of both males and females. By the time the child was 16 months old, the parents were out of the child's life and the child was made a ward of state. At that point, for some reason individuals at the Department of Social Services in the state the child resided, decided that the male genitals should be removed, which they were. The child, now with the genitals of a female only, was eventually adopted.