A woman who wears a prosthetic device because she lost four digits on her left hand is disabled under anti-discrimination laws and can maintain a claim that she was improperly denied training to become an operating room technician, a judge in Manhattan has ruled.

Justice Eileen Bransten in Shine v. Roosevelt Hospital, filed last month in Supreme Court, New York County, IA Part 21, No. 10257/99, rejected Roosevelt Hospital’s contention that a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling should bar Robin Shine from suing under the antidiscrimination statutes because she is able to function normally with her prosthetic device.

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