Friday, December 22, 2017

Hospital Refuses to Provide Interpreter during Brain Surgery

A deaf man went into brain surgery this past weekend-and the hospital refused to provide an sign language interpreter for the mother. Prince George’s Hospital Center administraters did offer video relay, but the family says the VRI service wasn't working properly. ADA law clearly states that VRI is an acceptable substitute for an in-person interpreter only when it is working properly. The hospital refused to address the situation with Fox-5 DC, which has a video report below. The closed captioning on the video isn't very good, so here is a link to the story in text.