A new trend is emerging. Persons who have disabilities are no longer accepting substandard service, access or rights. Several recent federal lawsuits and investigations have brought light to this new and important societal trend. The producers and creators of "The Price Is Right" have now agreed to be nondiscriminatory against potential contestants with disabilities. The entire set of the show is being redone, as well as the methods used to choose contestants. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) recently agreed to be nondiscriminatory against test-takers with disabilities. Many movie theaters have now agreed to provide better seating and not just the 1st few rows of the theater. Amusement parks have agreed to have accessible rides and shows. The selling of tickets for entertainment or events must now be on a par with nondisabled purchasing abilities. Hospitals, doctors, and other medical services providers have agreed to stop requiring the deaf community to provide their own interpreters.
How did all of this come about? Candidly, if it wasn't for the ADA and other federal legislation prohibiting discrimination against persons with disabilities, it probably wouldn't be happening. Even with these laws on the books, it still takes lawsuits to make things happen. LaBovick Law Group has committed to representing persons with disabilities with the same intensity, fortitude, and aggression as all of our other clients. We are always interested in meeting with and representing persons and their families who believe they have been discriminated against based upon their disability. If you would like to speak to our attorneys, call Joseph R. Fields, Jr., Esq. one of the nation's premier disability rights litigators.