Lawsuit Sets Challenging Precedent for Doctors

To what extent must a physician go to effectively communicate with his patients? According to a Hudson County jury, physicians should bar no expense. An October 2008 verdict against New Jersey rheumatologist Robert A. Fogari, MD, for allegedly refusing to pay for a sign language interpreter for a deaf patient could set a precedent for future discrimination cases. AMNews staffer Amy Lynn Sorrel has the complete story.

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