Saturday, March 5, 2011
Iowa Suit over Terp
A woman is suing an Iowa hospital for not providing an ASL interpreter. Jessie Fox says Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge make her use her 7-year-old daughter as a translator before the child went into surgery. As a result, the suit says that Addison was not given an antibiotic for the proper length of time following her hospital stay. Although the child is now healthy, Fox claims it was an unnecessary mix-up. The hospital says it is taking steps to better address the needs of patients like Addison and their families. Fox does not believe the actions taken by Trinity go far enough.