Suit Filed Against 3 Medical Facilities For Not Providing Interpreter

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

The family of a deaf man who died of cancer has filed a lawsuit alleging that health care professionals repeatedly denied the deaf family’s requests to receive accommodations including a sign language interpreter. The lawsuit accuses three New York medical facilities “of discrimination and violating the state Human Rights Law and federal Americans with Disabilities Act.” The lawsuit is seeking a court order requiring that the medical facilities provide interpreters.