As young as 11, Cole was exposed to LGBTQ ideologies online, which led to her struggle with gender dysphoria. In her lawsuit against the doctors who performed transgender procedures on her when she was a minor, Chloe Cole is raising awareness about the dangers of gender transitions for children. Cole recently did an interview with CNA where she said, “These butchers have gone unquestioned and unchallenged for too long.”
Cole, a self-described “former trans kid,” said her goal in this lawsuit is to change the landscape for these barbaric practices and to provide a pathway for other de-transitioners to seek justice. Cole vs. Taylor was filed in California Superior Court on Nov. 9 against Cole’s former doctors:
- Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Lisa Taylor
- Plastic surgeon Dr. Hop Nguyen Le
- Psychiatrist Dr. Susanne Watson
Also named in the lawsuit are Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, where she received treatment for gender dysphoria. Her suit alleges that her former medical providers and Kaiser institutions violated her standard of care when they provided, supervised, or advised her transgender hormone therapy and surgical intervention when she was 13-17.
At the tender age of 11, Cole was exposed to LGBTQ ideologies online
Cole was exposed to LGBTQ ideologies online, which led to her struggle with gender dysphoria. In 2013, Cole’s doctors prescribed her puberty blockers and testosterone, causing a ripple effect of negative side effects that she still experiences today, including joint pain, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections. In the suit, Cole alleges that her consent form before receiving puberty blockers and hormones “did not provide any information regarding the actual risks associated with testosterone and puberty blockers.”
In the lawsuit, the form fails to mention known risks such as permanent fertility loss, painful intercourse, osteoporosis, bone fractures, and suicidal ideation related to puberty blockers and testosterone treatment. According to the lawsuit, Chloe has deep emotional wounds, severe regrets, and distrust for the medical system due to the so-called transgender “treatment” she received from the defendants. The emotional, social, neurological, and psychological suffering that Chloe has suffered has extended to all four areas. In addition to being mutilated, she has also lost social development with her peers at milestones that cannot be reversed or regained.
Chloe Claims her Medical Transition was ‘Coerced’
Cole claims that her parents signed off on her transition under extreme duress because they were scared and desperate for answers. By telling her and her parents that she had a high risk of suicide if she did not undergo medical transition, Cole’s doctors allegedly “coerced” them into medically transitioning her. As stated in the lawsuit, “Defendants falsely informed Chloe and her parents that her gender dysphoria could not be resolved unless she socially and medically transitioned to appear more like a male.” Doctors gave Cole’s parents an ultimatum: “Would you rather have a dead daughter or a living son?”
According to the lawsuit, Cole’s “mental health and suicidality issues worsened significantly” after undergoing a double mastectomy. As a result of the mastectomy, Cole’s breast nerve endings were severed, and she suffered permanent side effects. Two years after the surgery, she still has complications that have not healed. Cole regrets that “the beauty of motherhood” was taken away from her when she was too young to comprehend the loss. According to the lawsuit, She is “devastated that she will never be able to breastfeed a child.”
“Would you rather have a dead daughter or a living son?”
Chloe states that because of her young age, she wasn’t thinking about the possibility of becoming a parent. In her lawsuit, Cole seeks general damages against Kaiser and her doctors for “grossly negligent treatment.” While the full extent of Cole’s damages has yet to be determined, it is estimated to be at least $700,000. As part of The Center for American Liberty, Dhillon represents Cole along with lawyers from LiMandri & Jonna LLP.
Dhillon condemned Chloe’s treatment as “medical malpractice” and “mutilation.” “We intend to end this brutality and would like to hear from other people who have also experienced these issues.
Cole’s lawsuit was posted on the center’s website under “Justice for Chloe,” where patients with similar experiences with “gender-affirming care” can contact the attorneys.