Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Suit over Terps

A deaf man in Brownsville has filed a lawsuit against a Texas state agency. Sergio Ayala says the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for failing to provide him with interpreters during his periodic food stamp eligibility interviews. The commission had taken away those benefits and Ayala says his family had to go hungry. Officials at the agency had no immediate comment on the suit. He is also suing two Rio Grande Valley doctors. Ayala says he was told during a visit that an interpreter was coming but waited for hours at the doctor's offices and no one arrived. He eventually returned with a friend who interpreted for him.