Discrimination Lawsuit Against Fond du Lac Clinic
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Feb 18, 2009 in Medical Negligence
An HIV advocacy group is accusing the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic of discrimination after refusing to operate on a woman infected with HIV.
The civil lawsuit, filed by the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin in the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, names Dr. Steven Cahee, Agnesian HealthCareInc. and Fond du Lac Regional Clinic as defendants.
The lawsuit alleges the defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, in addition to state and federal laws, when they refused to perform gallbladder surgery on Melody Rose after learning she was HIV-positive.
According to the lawsuit, Defendant Cahee stated he would not perform the surgery because he was concerned Rose might infect him and/or his surgical team.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified actual, compensatory and punitive damages.
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