May 13, 2022 18: 20 EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 13, 2022 (Newswire.com)
A federal lawsuit has been filed in the Western District of Michigan against Spectrum Health Hospitals/Helen Devos Children’s Hospital today, on behalf of a 17 year-old Michigan girl who the plaintiff says has been denied placement on the kidney transplant wait list, after refusing certain medical interventions–including the covid and flu shots– due to the family’s religious beliefs. Alisa Campau is suffering from end-stage renal disease with limited functioning in one of her remaining kidneys. To survive, she relies on dialysis. Alisa was adopted by her parents from Ukraine last summer.
Jenna Campau is Alisa’s adopted mother and the plaintiff in the lawsuit. Federal complaint states that Jenna Campau and her husband are opposed to vaccines or medical products made from aborted fetal cell. Further, the complaint alleges that Alisa was denied the chance to be evaluated for transplantation and refused to exempt Alisa form its vaccination requirements.
The lawsuit is being funded by the nonprofit organization We The Patriots USA, Inc. Attorneys Norm Pattis and Christopher DeMatteo of Pattis & Smith, LLC are the lead counsel, with Attorney James A. Thomas serving as local counsel in Michigan. WTP USA has organized a fundraiser for the Campaus’s lawsuit, with a goal of $50,000 for legal expenses, but to date has raised less than $16,000. WTP USA is seeking a precedent for all Americans. No one may be denied life-saving medical treatment simply for refusing to take a shot. “
Among other things, the lawsuit seeks judgments declaring that the hospital violated the law by denying Alisa a religious accommodation; a permanent injunction prohibiting the hospital from requiring