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"For none of us, is it really about the damages other than how much of a message can those damages send?"
Twenty-one-year-old Texas woman Soren Aldaco, who no longer identifies as transgender, is suing her doctors in excess of $1 million over transgender medical interventions she received as a teenager that left her irreparably damaged.
Soren and her lawyer, Ron Miller, are not only searching for accountability and justice in Soren’s particular case, but want to send a message to medical insurers.
“It’s about catching the attention of insurance companies, that they might want to stop insuring this kind of practice,” Miller told The Daily Wire. “And if they stop insuring this kind of practice, practitioners tend to not like to take that risk on themselves, so they stop doing it.”
In the lawsuit filed last week, Soren claims that medical professionals in Texas were guided by their ideology and irresponsibly facilitated treatments and surgeries that have led to Soren’s “permanent disfigurement” and have caused “profound psychological scarring.”
“What happened to me was preventable,” Soren told The Daily Wire. “I wanna hold my providers accountable for what they did, and I feel very strongly that ideology was prioritized over my long-term mental and physical wellbeing.”
Feeling uncomfortable with her changing body during what she likened to an overly sexualized era of girlhood, Soren started to believe she was really a boy at age 11.
“I was growing into girlhood during an era where girlhood is, ya know, plastic surgery ads on social media,” she said, “or, dances on TikTok where you’re shaking your butt.”
Soren waited until she was 17 to seek medical treatment and was quickly pushed through the system, despite suffering from a slew of mental health issues. Miller said Soren was prescribed testosterone by one named defendant within a matter of minutes of knowing the teen, and without any psychological assessment.
Miller also said that another medical provider authored a “falsified letter” in support of Soren’s double mastectomy. The letter was supposed to come from a practitioner who had been providing Soren therapy on gender dysphoria for over a year. But while Soren was meeting with this practitioner, the therapy was not in relation to her gender.
Following that double mastectomy, Soren pressed her doctors about the pain and bruising post-op, but was told it was all part of the normal healing process. It wasn’t.
Just two weeks after surgery, Soren ended up in the ER for the emergency removal of blood clots, which included the insertion of temporary drains for the blood and puss.
“I went to the ER and I was there for eight hours, by myself,” Soren said. “I had only local anesthesia while they were actually performing the operation to reopen my incisions, no pain meds. It’s probably one of the most traumatic medical procedures I’ve had, ’cause, you know, I was awake for the whole thing.”
Miller said the facts of Soren’s case are “almost unbelievable.”
“The level of disregard and kind of reckless indifference that these medical professionals had for her health, safety, her wellbeing, both physically and psychologically is just grotesque,” he told The Daily Wire.
Miller said there is no dollar amount that could actually compensate Soren for what she’s been through and what she’s lost, and is seeking far more than $1 million from these medical providers, though this number can’t be disclosed at this time, per Texas procedure. But the goal is not about a payday.
“For none of us, is it really about the damages other than how much of a message can those damages send.”
Soren is certainly not the only young person who is suing over transgender medical interventions. A young female detransitioner named Prisha Mosley, for example, filed a lawsuit against her doctors earlier this month. The suit was the first of its kind in North Carolina.
Mosley says she was just 16-years-old when she was put on a path to medically transition and claims healthcare professionals lied to her, both by telling her she could become a boy and “grow a penis,” and by withholding critical information about permanent loss of function from such treatments.
Another young woman who has since detransitioned, Chloe Cole, is suing the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system for her transgender treatment, which included puberty blockers and a double mastectomy. On Thursday, Cole testified before Congress about her experience:
“Doctors are human, too, and sometimes they are wrong,” Cole testified. “My childhood was ruined – along with thousands of detransitioners that I know through our networks – this needs to stop. You alone can stop it. Enough children have already been victimized by this barbaric pseudoscience; please let me be your final warning.”