A man sued Wisconsin Children’s Hospital for not allowing to let him see his sick son.
The man named Stuart Yates, who is a registered sex offender, alleging that the hospital wouldn’t let him see his son and treated him unfairly, Time reported. The man said, “They’re using my past record, 20 years ago, against me.”
The father who was stopped by the hospital for visitation with his son went on to say, “I served my time for it. I’ve been transparent about it.”
He filed a lawsuit against the hospital that claims his sick son’s blood infection caused by e-coli was the new of serious medical issues his son, 9, was struggling with. But this is the very first time when a hospital denied him visitation with his son. According to the lawsuit, it was worse since Yates’ son was scheduled for surgery.
Yates said,”He called me this morning and he was crying on the phone.” He continued, “telling me how much he needed me and how scared he was and where am I at? ‘Dad where are you? How come you won’t come? I miss you, I need you.'”
A spokesperson for the hospital Andy Brodzeller has since said that the rules of the hospital can be enacted for the benefit of their patients. He said, “The hospital does have visitation policies in order to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff and those practices do allow us to take steps that would limit an individual’s access to our hospital.”
But Yates’ attorney Adele Nicholas said that it depends upon the patients to decide who can visit them and see. She said, “The law is quite clear that the patient has a right to designate the people they want to visit with while they’re in the hospital and the hospital is not supposed to interfere with that visitation.”