Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hospital Fails to Provide Terp

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center will make changes to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Kenton Hermans says the New Hampshire hospital failed to provide an interpreter two years ago when he was a patient. Hospital workers tried to get a friend of his to interpret so they would not have to call a qualified sign language interpreter. The medical center has agreed to provide training on ADA law for its employees and pay Hermans $5000. The hospital did not admit wrongdoing in settling the case.