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Friday, 18 December 2015

Lawsuit: Tenn. Hospital Did Not Meet Needs Of Deaf SWVa. Parents

A Deaf couple from Southwest Virginia says a Tennessee hospital discriminated against them by failing to provide a qualified sign language interpreter while their daughter was dying of cancer.
The couple, Disability Rights Tennessee and the National Association of the Deaf filed a lawsuit stating that Johnson City Medical Center refused to provide qualified sign language interpreters to allow the couple from Wise to take part in their daughter's care for six months.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A deaf couple from Southwest Virginia says a Tennessee hospital discriminated against them by failing to provide a…

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