TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 16, 2016

The Commercial Appeal reports Methodist University Hospital reached a settlement following allegations that the Memphis facility violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The announcement follows an investigation revealing that a hearing-impaired woman spent nine hours in the hospital’s emergency room without an interpreter. As part of the settlement, Methodist agreed to improve its communication procedures for people who are deaf or having hearing disabilities, and the hospital will pay $8,000 in damages to the person who filed the complaint.