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Case Name UCSF Medical Center Settlement Agreement DR-CA-0008
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Case Summary
In 2006, attorneys representing individuals with visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, and other disabilities that limit or make difficult the major life activities of seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and communicating entered into structured negotiations with the ... read more >
In 2006, attorneys representing individuals with visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, and other disabilities that limit or make difficult the major life activities of seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and communicating entered into structured negotiations with the University of California, San Francsico (UCSF). The parties reached a settlement agreement on November 2, 2006.

Under the terms of the settlement, the UCSF Medical Center agreed to make health care more accessible for people with disabilities. UCSF also agreed to look at its policies, services and buildings and improve access for persons with disabilities. UCSF also agreed to make the bathrooms in hospital rooms wheelchair accessible. UCSF will also make sure there is medical equipment that disabled people can use. They will make sure that blind and deaf patients and visitors are given information in a way they can understand.

Kristen Sagar - 05/12/2009


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) University of California, San Francisco
Plaintiff Description individuals with visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, and other disabilities that limit or make difficult the major life activities of seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and communicating
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2006 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Settlement Agreement 11/02/2006
DR-CA-0008-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bruno, Michael D (California)
DR-CA-0008-0001
Dardarian, Linda M. (California)
DR-CA-0008-0001
Feingold, Lainey (California)
DR-CA-0008-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Hamill, Norman J. (California)
DR-CA-0008-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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