January 14, 2021
Today, the Justice Department filed complaints against two Bakersfield, California obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) doctors alleging that they refused to provide routine medical care to a patient on the basis of disability, in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuits allege that Dr. Chibiuike Anucha, MD, PC, and Dr. Umaima Jamaluddin, MD, in unconnected incidents, refused to provide routine OB/GYN care, including a Pap smear, to the patient because she has HIV.
For more information on the ADA or this lawsuit, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).
Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice
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