A New Jersey jury's $400,000 verdict for a deaf patient whose doctor refused her an interpreter may be a wake-up call for all professionals -- including lawyers -- that they risk liability for disability discrimination. The plaintiff's attorney says the award is a national record in the United States for such a case. She adds that the physician's malpractice carrier did not defend the case and will not cover the liability because quality of care was not at issue.
Jury Awards $400,000 to Deaf Patient for Denial of Interpreter Services
New Jersey Law Journal
October 17, 2008