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The Simple Thing a Hospital Allegedly Refused to Do For a Deaf Man Has Spurred a Lawsuit


“This is one of the worst cases of it’s kind that we’ve seen or read about."

Three Long Island hospitals allegedly failed to provide a deaf 82-year-old patient with sign language interpreters which may have resulted in him dying without understanding his cancer diagnosis. (Image source: Shutterstock)

An elderly man who was battling cancer for seven months may have died without ever knowing his diagnosis, a federal lawsuit alleges.

According to the New York Post, the family of 82-year-old Alfred Weinrib claims three Long Island medical facilities refused to provide the deaf man with a sign-language interpreter for the seven months he was stricken with cancer.

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