A hospital and two doctors are sued for refusing to do surgery on an HIV positive man

“According to the lawsuit, Daniel Richardson was referred to HealthSouth Provo and had his surgery scheduled for December 2004, but then it was cancelled. The suit says that one of the doctors who referred Richardson for surgery said that “no scrub techs would do the surgery and it was the policy of HealthSouth Provo Surgical Center not to accept HIV-positive patients.” According to the lawsuit, the surgical center and physicians violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it seeks unspecified actual and punitive damages and asks the court to permanently prevent the defendants from denying treatment to HIV-positive patients.”

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