Thursday, July 26, 2012

10k for No Terp

A doctor will pay $10k to an unnamed deaf patient for failing to provide an interpreter for her. The woman complained to the New Jersey Civil Rights Division, saying that when she asked a staff member at David Bullek's office in Westfield for a sign language interpreter, she was given a note saying the patient would have to bring her own interpreter and that the doctor was not obligated to hire one for her. Dr. Bullek has agreed to attend training on providing reasonable accommodations to patients, as required by law.