Jan 18, 2011

Portsmouth Hospital Makes Changes for Hearing Impaired Following Federal Lawsuit

Seacoastonline.com reports on January 18, 2011, that Portsmouth Regional Hospital is making improvements to "enhance communications with deaf and hard-of hearing patients as a result of an out-of-court agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney's office."

A lawsuit claimed the hospital discriminated against deaf patients... and the hospital agreed to make payments to several deaf patients as well as "to pay a $20,000 civil penalty and to adhere to the terms of a 37-page consent decree outlining changes in the way the hospital interacts with deaf and hard-of-hearing patients." The Portsmouth agreement is the fifth agreement in New Hampshire as the result of the U.S. Attorney lawsuit.

To read the full story on the Seacoastonline.com, click on: Portsmouth Hospital Settles Suit.

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