Bloomberg BNA Talks Deaf Discrimination With Eisenberg & Baum, LLP

Eisenberg & Baum Law Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing was recently featured in Bloomberg BNA’s “Health Law Reporter.” Partners Eric M. Baum and Andrew Rozynski were interviewed about the work the firm does representing the plaintiffs in deaf discrimination cases.

“The ADA for over 25 years has required places of public accommodation—including hospitals and healthcare providers—to ensure they have a means of effectively communicating with deaf and hard-of-hearing people, but many facilities don’t understand what that entails, partners Eric M. Baum and Andrew Rozynski told Bloomberg BNA.

The stakes can be high for providers because the costs of litigating the claims these individuals bring can be a lot higher than the costs of providing the interpretation services that best meet their needs, the attorneys said.”

Rozynski and Sheryl Eisenberg-Michalowski, the firm’s deaf liaison/advocate, told Bloomberg how hospitals and healthcare providers in particular often fall short of their legal obligations to patients. They also provided practical solutions to balance the cost of live interpreters with the technical challenges of virtual options. You can read the whole report here.

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