Levy v. Wexford Health Sources (USA)

El Soudani El Wahhabi, a man who identifies as a woman known as Shawnte Anne Levy (“Levy”), has filed a lawsuit against Wexford Health Sources, former Maryland Division of Corrections Commissioner Gregg L Hershberger, and North Branch Correctional Institution (“NBCI”) Warden Frank Bishop.  Levy is incarcerated at NBCI, and alleges that the “Defendants have violated her rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights by denying her requests” for estrogen and psychotherapy as treatment for the inmate’s Gender Identity Disorder.  Levy is seeking injunctive relief in the form of estrogen medication and “to require NBCI to update her commitment record to reflect that name change.”

Levy w. Wexford