Brown Dermatology agrees to pay $31K in deaf patient’s discrimination case

BROWN DERMATOLOGY SETTLED a discrimination complaint that was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office, after the family member of a deaf patient said the practice failed to provide a qualified sign language interpreter for medical appointments between 2018 and 2021. / COURTESY BROWN DERMATOLOGY
BROWN DERMATOLOGY SETTLED a discrimination complaint that was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office, after the family member of a deaf patient said the practice failed to provide a qualified sign language interpreter for medical appointments between 2018 and 2021. / COURTESY BROWN DERMATOLOGY
PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island dermatology practice with 10 locations across the state reached a $31,000 settlement on Thursday over allegations of discrimination lodged by the family of a patient who is deaf, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Brown Dermatology Inc. failed to provide the deaf patient with a qualified sign language interpreter needed…

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