Childbirth not the same as ‘buying a bag of chips’: disability discrimination case

SMH, 24 August 2016
Author: Rachel Browne
“A Central Coast woman launched a case against Westmead Private Hospital after it was unable to provide a sign language interpreter for her husband Anthony, who is deaf, to help him communicate with medical staff during the birth of their first baby last year. The decision of a judge to dismiss the disability discrimination case has been overturned on appeal in a development described as a victory for the rights of people with disabilities.”
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