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February 5, 2013

Justice Department Settles HIV Suit Against N.C. Pain Center

A pain center in North Carolina has settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over refusing to treat a woman because she has HIV, according to a DOJ statement. The settlement resolves allegations that the Fayetteville Pain Center violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The center must pay $10,000 to the complainant, who was seeking treatment for back pain resulting from a car accident. The center also must pay $5,000 to the United States in civil penalties, as well as train its staff about the ADA and implement an anti-discrimination policy.

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Barbara, Smithfield, 2013-02-12 19:05:07
My hospital has breached my confidentiality several times. One nurse told my visitor I had HIV n he didn't know also my son at 11 y/o read my information on the rolling pc they have on the stand roll from room to room but left it on and open for world to see, my son said mommie the pc in hall says you have AIDS and Toxoplasmosis. He didn't know of this information. He thought I was gonna die which I was on the way out though. 1st I told myson's at least Im HIVnotAIDS then they really got scared

Barbara, , 2013-02-12 18:50:07
The amount that the pain Clinic is paying is not much at all so with that lil bit of money they are sure to do it again hmmm $10,000.00 they can do as they pleased it appears to me. I'm a PWA

Brian, Fort Wayne, 2013-02-09 18:31:38
I have a 'sort of similar' issue in that I seem to get minimal "treatment" when going to the ER. Had a recent bulging disc and, even though they made me use a wheelchair because I could hardly walk/stand, they wouldn't give me crutches beacause I was "already unstable enough" and that they "knew what was best for me" and that "it was just a muscle strain"(sic). I had told 4 of the staff that is how I fix it but I did have crutches anymore. They also made MAJOR info. mistakes in my record. WHY??

Deibster, Provincetown MA, 2013-02-07 18:03:34
A $10,000 payment to the women who was Denied pain treatment. Just a tiny slap on the wrist; she deserves much more for illegal discrimination & denial of treatment.

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