Mich. Weight Surgery Clinic Settles HIV Bias Claims

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A Michigan-based weight loss surgery clinic agreed to pay $45,000 to resolve allegations that it flouted the Americans with Disabilities Act in discriminating against two HIV-positive patients by denying or canceling bariatric surgeries they had been seeking, the Justice Department said Friday.

Ypsilanti, Mich.-based Barix Clinics had refused to conduct a weight-loss surgery on an HIV-positive man at its Langhorne, Pa., clinic and canceled the surgery of Frank Hill, also HIV-positive, according to the DOJ, which said the decisions were not based on proper health assessments...
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