Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Transsexual Says No Lawyer Will Take Her Case.(Final)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Christine Anders, who filed a discrimination lawsuit against University of New Mexico Hospital claiming she was denied treatment because she is a transsexual, said she's dropping legal action because she can't find an attorney to represent her.

Anders, 54, filed a state District Court lawsuit last year saying emergency room personnel in June 2000 ignored her for more than two hours even though she had heavy vaginal bleeding. The lawsuit was refiled in federal court in December.

Hospital attorneys at the time denied the allegations.

Anders said she will file a document with U.S. District Court today saying she won't pursue the case. …

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