Nebraska Woman Files Lawsuit Against Medical Team Over Gender Transition Procedure

A woman from Nebraska, Luka Hein, has launched a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the medical practitioners involved in her sex-change procedure when she was 16 years old.

Hein alleges that the surgery caused her chronic pain, potential infertility, and other lasting physical damages.

The lawsuit, presented in the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, implicates Dr. Jean Amoura, Dr. Perry Johnson, Dr. Stephan Barrientos, and therapist Megan Smith-Sallan, according to a report from The Blaze.

Hein claims they provided “misleading descriptions and false claims” about gender transition surgeries, asserting that their practices violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

Hein’s court documents suggest she was “on the fast track” for mastectomies at 15.

The decision to remove her breasts was made when, according to her, she was not mature enough to comprehend its implications or to legally provide consent.

The lawsuit emphasizes that her parents were convinced to give their approval.

It has been reported that prior to her transition, Hein was battling suicidal tendencies, self-harm, and personal challenges like her parents’ divorce.

She also noted having been exploited online by an older individual from another state.

In the lawsuit, it is highlighted that within the initial hour of Luka’s therapy at the UNMC Gender Clinic, she was diagnosed with a gender identity disorder.

The therapist swiftly recommended her for a transgender medical procedure.

The Center for American Liberty, with Harmeet Dhillon as its founder and CEO, is championing Hein’s legal battle.

Dhillon has previously advocated for other individuals who regretted their transition, like Chloe Cole, The Blaze notes.

“Coercive methods were used to coerce the family into agreeing to it, such as a false representation about the mental health fallout from not doing it. ‘Your daughter will commit suicide if you don’t agree to this,’ was communicated to her parents,” Dhillon told one news outlet.

“Doctors should not behave to vulnerable children or families in this manner, period. Doctors should not be mutilating and permanently disfiguring children, period, without some medical necessity, which did not present itself in this case.”

Highlighting the essence of the case, The Center for American Liberty commented, “No child should have to go through the irreversible trauma that UNMC doctors put Luka through. And if she wins her lawsuit, perhaps no child will.”

Describing her experiences, Hein, who originates from Minnesota, revealed to the Daily Mail, “I was going through the darkest and most chaotic time in my life, and instead of being given the help I needed, these doctors affirmed that chaos into reality.”

Reflecting on the choices made on her behalf, Hein said, “I don’t think kids can ever consent to having essentially full bodily functions taken away at a young age before they even know what that means.”

She has also filed a $2,250,000 tort claim against the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

Besides the evident scars from the surgery, the lawsuit underscores the testosterone treatments that Hein underwent for four years, leading to a disruption of her endocrine system, heart issues, voice deepening, pain in various parts of her body, and sustained disruption of her reproductive organs.