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Deaf Miami mom-to-be sues to have sign language in delivery room

 
Cheylla Silva (center), her partner for 10 years Byron Mena (left), and their daughter Lily Mena (right) have asked a federal judge Friday, August, 29th, 2014, to order Baptist Hospital to provide her with an American Sign Language interpreter because she's deaf. Cheylla, wants a interpreter when she delivers a baby following a high-risk pregnancy, Baptist has refused to provide the interpreter.

Baptist Hospital has been sued — and not for the first time — for refusing to provide a sign language interpreter for deaf patients.

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