Civil Rights Violations For The Deaf In Hospitals And Medical Facilities
Communication between doctors, medical care professionals and patients is essential to providing effective treatment. Many private and municipal hospitals, however, fail to provide clear communication to deaf individuals.
As a result, deaf individuals may not get the treatment they need in many stages of the medical care process, from calling an ambulance and working with emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to discussing consent forms with hospital administrators.
You Should Be Receiving The Highest Standards In Medical Care
“Miscommunications” with deaf individuals about medical care are often actually civil rights violations — something deaf individuals are protected from under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you were not provided proper interpretation services, you may have a claim on your hands.
At the Law Offices of Daniel Snyder, our commitment to exceptional legal counsel is about more than just upholding the law. We are passionate about what we do because it can truly change someone’s life, particularly in cases of civil rights violations.
We can help you when you have suffered due to a lack of interpretive services that led to miscommunications about:
- Emergency medical care at the scene of an accident
- Consent to perform medical treatments or operations, leading to instances of operating on the wrong body part or misdiagnosed illnesses
- The health and stability of a mother or child during labor and delivery
- Hospital discharge and at-home treatment after an injury or illness
- Failure to communicate key information about prescription medication, such as drug interactions, dosage or side effects
We are here to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve as a deaf individual whose rights have been violated by private or public entities, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and adult care facilities.