Transgender patient files malpractice suit against Utah physician who removed their ovaries

A Utah doctor known for her dedication to providing medical care to transgender people has been sued for malpractice after allegedly removing both of a trans patient's ovaries during surgery when she only had consent to take one.

As a result, Dr. Rixt Luikenaar "breached her duty of care" to patient Lesley Ann Shaw in March 2015, according to the lawsuit filed July 21 in 3rd District Court.

A Utah doctor known for her dedication to providing medical care to transgender people has been sued for malpractice after allegedly removing both of a trans patient's ovaries during surgery when she only had consent to take one.

As a result, Dr. Rixt Luikenaar "breached her duty of care" to patient Lesley Ann Shaw in March 2015, according to the lawsuit filed July 21 in 3rd District Court.

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