Low Vision Expert Admitted in ADA Discrimination Case

 

A federal district court in Louisiana recently heard a motion to exclude expert testimony of a Certified Low Vision Therapist in an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) action.

 

The plaintiff was a medical review nurse hired for the defendant insurance company. In July 2013, she suffered a stroke. As a result, she experienced, among other things, a specific kind of partial vision loss called right homonymous hemianopsia that left the right side of her field of vision completely void.

Plaintiff returned to work in August 2013. She resigned in December 2014 and sought reinstatement, but her request was denied. Plaintiff claimed Defendant failed to reasonably participate in the interactive process, failed to provide her with reasonable accommodations, and constructively discharged her—all in violation of the ADA.

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