21 Jan '12, 5pm

Lesbian Claims Hospital Refused To Let Her See Partner | Care2 Causes

Lesbian Claims Hospital Refused To Let Her See Partner | Care2 Causes

A hospital has been forced to apologize for what it is calling a communication failure after a woman alleged staff denied the right to see her same-sex partner. Linda Cole, of Tahoma Park, Maryland, filed a complaint with the Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, saying that staff at the front desk of Washington Adventists Hospital denied her the right to see her same-sex partner who was in the emergency room after having suffered a seizure. From The Washington Post: The Maryland incident took place Nov. 13. Kathryn Wilderotter, 37, said she had an epileptic seizure, crashed her car and was taken to the hospital in Takoma Park, which considers itself to be among the country’s most progressive communities. Wilderotter’s legal spouse and partner of 11 years, Linda Cole, arrived at the hospital...

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