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Student sues GW, Howard University Hospital for negligence and medical malpractice after being denied proper care

A 19 year-old sophomore at Howard University recently sued George Washington University Hospital and Howard University Hospital after being denied proper care. According to the medical malpractice lawsuit complaint, the plaintiff was given a date-rape drug at an off-campus party and was then denied a rape kit at several hospitals because she allegedly appeared intoxicated.

According to the medical malpractice lawsuit complaint, the plaintiff was given a date-rape drug that rendered her semiconscious. She was then assaulted. Immediately after the assault, she sought medical assistance at Howard University Hospital accompanied by two witnesses. She was denied treatment because she appeared intoxicated, was drifting in and out of consciousness, and was vomiting. The police were also informed and said that a rape kit was unnecessary.

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