18-year-old Layla Jane has filed a lawsuit against Kaiser for allegedly performing life altering surgery on her when she was just 13 years old. Jane, who detransitioned from her transgender lifestyle, claims the hospital system committed “intentional fraud and concealment” in regards to her gender transition. She insists the doctors pushed her into the procedure, characterizing it as the only way to treat her pre-existing mental health problems.
Prior to undergoing a double mastectomy at age 13, Jane reportedly suffered from suicidal ideation, social anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, and an eating disorder while being bullied at school. Now 18, Jane is accusing Kaiser of medical malpractice alleging that she was never properly informed of the possible side effects caused by the surgery. These side effects include a deepened voice, mutilation, increased body hair, inability to breastfeed and possible infertility.
In her lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente Medical Group and its parent company Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Jane is demanding compensation for pain and suffering due to the “permanent irreversible mutilation.” Her attorney emphasizes that as a minor she should not have been allowed to make such a life-altering decision before becoming an adult.