Deaf Patients Have Standing to Sue Hospital

Cottey, Jessica
April 2005
Venulex Legal Summaries;2005 Q2, p1
The article focuses on the ruling by a federal district court in Maryland that deaf patients have standing to sue Dimensions Health Corporation known for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The patients were not able to communicate properly during their medical treatment due to the lack of qualified sign language interpreters. Since five plaintiffs lived within the five mile radius of the hospital and would need the hospital services, they were granted standing for injunctive relief under the ADA.


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