Wisconsin registrant sues hospital that won’t let him visit son

Hopefully, this will spur changes in the hospital’s policy and maybe spur hospitals elsewhere with similar policies to rethink those harmful and exclusionary rules. Such policies punish families and do nothing to keep anyone safe.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A registered sex offender forbidden from visiting his severely ill 9-year-old son filed a lawsuit Friday against Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, arguing its visitation policy is “cruel and causes unnecessary harm to families and innocent children.” 

Security guards escorted Stuart Yates from the building Tuesday, five days after his son was hospitalized with a blood infection caused by e-coli, according to the lawsuit filed in Milwaukee County. Yates’ son has had several serious medical conditions since birth, requiring surgical transplants of his pancreas, liver and bowels, the lawsuit said. 

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