Lawsuit Over Surgery Denial is Settled

Lawsuit Over Surgery Denial is Settled

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A lawsuit filed against HealthSouth Provo Surgical Center for discrimination has been settled.

Spanish Fork resident Daniel S. Richardson filed the lawsuit against the center. He accuses the surgical center of refusing to operate on him because he's HIV-positive.

Details of the settlement are confidential, but Richardson's lawyer says he and his client are pleased with the results and are happy the center resolved the case quickly.

Forty-two-year-old Richardson had accused the center of violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by canceling surgery on his ulcerated toe last year.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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