Threads of Remembrance : DGA v. Parkland Hospital

In 1988, members of the Dallas Gay Alliance and Ronald Woodroof sued Parkland Hospital for discrimination against, and providing inadequate care to, AIDS patients. With only one full time doctor on staff, in the AIDS clinic, to administer medication to around 700 AIDS patients per month, many patients were put on wait lists for treatment. Seven patients, who had died while on a waiting list for AZT were listed as co-plaintiffs for the case. Judge John Marshall ruled in favor of the Dallas Gay Alliance, mandating that the hospital end its practice of wait listing patients eligible for treatment with AZT.

[News Clip: Parkland AIDS] on The Portal to Texas History.