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Mother Sues School District After Schools Nurse Checks Her Daughter’s Genιtals For Lesions

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By: Britt L

The Hamilton County Schools district is under fire after the mother of a 5-year-old girl claimed her daughter was inappropriately strip-searched by a school nurse without her consent.

After the unidentified chιld was diagnosed with congenital herpes, she was treated at a local hospital and was given permission to return back to Apison Elementary School, where she was a student. Doctors said the girl was in good condition and was not at all contagious.

However, with all good news, there’s an issue.

Brandy Madden, the girl’s mother, was astounded to hear that the school nurse had been removing her daughter’s clothing to check for lesions on her genital area, without her permission for quite some time.

Madden has now filed a lawsuit against the school system for emotional distress and suffering, embarrassment and humiliation. Madden is also seeking to receive compensation for all of her daughter’s medical expenses, past and future.

The Hamilton County Board of Education released a statement to Channel 3 Wednesday, stating that Madden’s daughter was “unable to self-toilet and was therefore dependent upon school officials to change her diaper.”

Hamilton’s County Board continues to state that, “this child had a diminished expectation of privacy such that any routine examination that school officials may have conducted during the course of routine diaper changing would not have violated any clearly established rights of the child.”

The lawsuit is still pending and officials have not yet verified if the case will reach the courts.

It’s terribly unfortunate that the child has to be caught in the middle of this rift. 

15 Comments

  1. DLB

    December 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    How does a 5 year old child catch congenital herpes? She is 5 years old.

  2. key

    December 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Are people dumb or what first off congenital Herpes is passes from the mother to the child when passing through the birth canal..also taking meds is not foolproof or guranteed to keep the fetus from receiving the infection. Obviously the Mother chose to have her child regaardless. She is embarrassed foe both her and her child…and the lady that stated she’s a special needs child hit it on the head. Once a infant is infected at birth they can become blind, difficulty speaking, loss of hearing, socisl and mentl issues as well as have outbreaks…..so the Mom was keeping it a secret for fear of embarrassment alonh with people mistreating her child probably….lawd people think before you speak ill……#healtcareprofessional

    • JustSaying_IMFO

      December 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Yeah, apparently usage of a dictionary for words you don’t know (like congenital) isn’t big around here.

  3. Rea

    December 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    NITA BYRD pick up a dictionary the child contracted it passing through the birth canal.Reading is fundamental.. a lot of imbeciles posting without knowing the meaning of the word congenital..

  4. sharon

    December 7, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Both comments are Exact and well said…..READ, IF YOU DON’TKNOW ASK QUESTIONS!!! A wise man once said, Nawww…I won’t go there, but “BOOKS” are your friend…..

  5. Kiara

    December 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    No where in the article does it say the child has genital herpes, it says congenital herpes. This is a virus you contract from mother to child. It says the nurse was checking her genitals for lesions not that the child was diagnosed with herpes of the genitals. Please read for understanding.

  6. J. D. Hill

    December 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    This child was sent to school with a serious health problem that, obviously, had not been noticed or attended to by her parents. As surrogate parents who had the present and legal custodial care of the little girl, the school nurse just did her job for the welfare of this child as well as in the interests of all other children at the school.

    Instead of suing the school, the school should be praised for doing what the parents neglected to do.

    • Brady

      December 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      I agree with u 100%

  7. Sheelah

    December 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    This doesn’t make sense. If the child is in diapers and has to be changed at school, whoever is changing her would see that something was wrong and report it…I don’t understand the law suit.

  8. Devon

    December 8, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Sorry but I’m not politically correct, 1st the mama looks like a straight up hoodrat, second bet my life she’s not married to the father of her child and is raising the kid alone because she got pregnant by a loser, third she’s nasty, catching herpes and she probably had a gang of dudes running up in her cooch. She knew her kid had contracted that shit, the kid should have had round the clock care and should have been checked regularly. Yall giving this chick a pass I’m not going to.

  9. Ann G.

    December 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    If the mother did not notice this while changing her diapers, this tells me a lot about the mother, and if the mother knew, she should have make the school nurse aware of this since someone had to change the child’s diapers I don’t see a lawsuit here, the school nurse was doing her job! Mother dear you get no pass from me! If this five year old is still wearing diapers, there must be a problem with the child, at least I hope that is the case and not a mother too lazy to potty train her child.

    • Rob

      December 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Ann G. I was thinking the same thing. Why is a 5 year old child still in diapers? Also, the nurse did the right thing by reporting what she found. Thank goodness.

  10. olivia pope

    December 9, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Devon, you’re not politically correct, you’re an idiot. There is a difference. Whether the mother is a hoodrat, married, unmarried, with the father, etc. It doesn’t matter. What the mother should have done was have the child diagnosed and treated, as that is her responsibility, not the school’s responsibility.

  11. Devon

    December 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    @ Olivia Pope it does matter. If she’d been a halfway decent mother she would have done her damn job, which she clearly didn’t do. Sorry but I don’t coddle trifling ass fake ass mothers. BYE!

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