Justice Department Sues Ophthalmology Practice for Discriminating Against Individuals with Disabilities who Use Wheelchairs
December 23, 2021
The Justice Department sued Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PC (BDP), an optometry and ophthalmology provider with 24 facilities, based in Tempe, AZ, for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to transfer certain patients with disabilities onto surgical and exam tables. Instead, they made these patients hire third-party medical support personnel to bring them to and from BDP facilities and to provide transfer help at the facilities.
If you believe you or someone you know had to pay for third-party medical support personnel to provide transfer help at or transportation to and from a BDP Eye Center, please contact 1-866-380-2003 (toll-free), or send an email to BDPEyeCenter@usdoj.gov.