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Fri August 16, 2013
Paducah Neurologist Settles Civil Rights Suit
A Paducah neurologist’s office has settled a discrimination suit with a hearing-impaired patient who alleges he was not provided a sign language interpreter during a May 2011 visit.
Mike J. Young claims Comprehensive Neurological Services refused to provide the interpreter. If so, this would violate the state and U.S. Civil Rights acts. Comprehensive Neurological Services denied any violation, but the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights determined there is enough evidence that discrimination may have occurred.
The parties resolved the complaint in a conciliation agreement. Comprehensive Neurological Services compensated Young with 15 thousand dollars and agreed to undergo compliance training. The human rights commission will also monitor the doctor’s office for three years.