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Dental discrimination case could be decided by jury.

Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS alert
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1995
Volume
10
Issue
9
Pages
118–119
Identifiers
PMID: 11362776
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case involving a Maine dentist who refused to fill a cavity in an HIV-positive woman at his dental office took another step towards becoming the first HIV discrimination case under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to go before a jury. After the dentist offered to treat the patient in the hospital, at her expense, the patient filed a legal complaint. Supporters of the dentist claimed he was not refusing treatment, just deferring it to a safer environment, and that health care workers should be able to practice in an environment of comfort and confidence.

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