Cheylla Silva was in premature labor, bleeding and in pain when she arrived at a Miami hospital. But there was no way for her to communicate with hospital staff.
The Remote Video Interpreting system (VRI) the hospital provided was prone to crashing and almost impossible to see and use as she lay in bed with tubes in her arms.
In 2014 Cheylla sued, along with another deaf patient, claiming the hospital was in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. They lost the case, but now, the Miami Herald reports, they're appealing, and the U.S. Justice Department is supporting them.
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