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Sat Feb 24, 2024, 09:34 AM Feb 24

A hospital is suing to move a quadriplegic 18-year-old to a nursing home. She says no [View all]

FEBRUARY 22, 20245:06 AM ET
Joseph Shapiro

From her hospital bed, Alexis Ratcliff asks a question: "What 18-year-old gets sued?"

Ratcliff is that 18-year-old, sued by the hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., that wants her to leave.

Ratcliff, a quadriplegic who uses a ventilator, has lived at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist since she was 13. She wants to leave, too. But not to the nursing home the hospital found for her in another state.

She wants to live in a home nearby, close to her family and school.


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