Lawsuit: Healthcare Provider failed to meet ADA requirements for Terps in Washington State

A lawsuit has been filed over against the largest healthcare system in Washington state over sign language interpreters.


Disability Rights Advocates claims that Providence St. Joseph Health, which owns Swedish Health Services in Seattle, should have provided in-person ASL interpreters for deaf patients rather than virtual interpreters. The suit says these video feeds often froze or cut out, making it difficult for patients to receive and understand critical health care information. Providence has told media outlets that it is investigating the allegations. Read more about the allegations from Disability Rights Advocates here.