Porter Adventist Hospital and Brookside Inn

Citation

Mullen et al v. Portercare Adventist Healthcare System et al, 14-cv-00203-WYD

Issues

Lawsuit filed on behalf of a deaf individual and her significant other against Porter Adventist Hospital and Brookside Inn alleging a denial of appropriate auxiliary aids and services, specifically, a denial of qualified sign language interpreters. Plaintiff Mullen was provided qualified sign language interpreters prior to having surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital. However, almost immediately after the surgery, Ms. Mullen was informed that Porter would no longer be providing her with interpreters, and that instead, she would have to communicate through written communication.

Status

Lawsuit filed on January 24, 2014. 

Settlements reached with Porter Hospital On May 5, 2014 in with Brookside Inn On April 29, 2014. Porter Hospital must provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to individuals who are deaf and their companions. Porter Hospital also paid $20,000.00 to cover damages and legal costs and fees. This document is available on our website.

Brookside Inn must provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to individuals who are deaf and their companions. Brookside Inn also paid $15,000.00 to cover damages and legal costs and fees. This document is available on her website.

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