Prescott v. Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
On September 26, 2016, Katharine Prescott, the mother of a transgender teenage boy who was admitted into Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) for inpatient care, filed a lawsuit against the hospital for discrimination against her son. Katharine is represented by Transgender Law Center, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and attorneys at Foley & Lardner LLP. Katharine Prescott took her 14-year-old son, Kyler Prescott, to RCHSD in early April 2015 for suicidal ideation and for treatment of his serious self-inflicted injuries following an incident of transphobic harassment by his peers. The hospital discriminated against Kyler by repeatedly referring to him as a girl, traumatizing him though they were aware that he was a transgender boy and Katharine made clear several times that he must be treated as male.