Jennifer M. Sender

Jennifer M. Sender

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E: jsender@rsplaw.com

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Jennifer M. Sender leads RSP’s litigation efforts in support of its Disability Rights practice.  She has used her litigation skills to represent clients with disabilities in their claims of discrimination against public entities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Specifically, Jennifer assists clients in obtaining equal access to goods and services, primarily in the health care field, including national health care providers, regional hospital systems and regional physicians’ groups.  She has tried cases and assisted with appeals in both state and federal courts.

Jennifer has been successful in ensuring that persons who rely on the use of mobility devices are able to obtain physical access to health care providers and are able to receive equal care and treatment through availability of accessible medical equipment (i.e. wheelchair accessible scales and examination tables and chairs) and policies and procedures addressing accessibility. Additionally, she has been successful in ensuring that persons who are deaf or hard of hearing are provided with aids and services, such as live sign language interpreters when meeting with their health care providers.  In support of that work, Jennifer routinely presents to disability advocacy groups to provide them with information to allow them to better advocate for themselves or their family members.

In addition to her representative matters regarding disabilities, Jennifer often counsels foreign and domestic business clients involving contract disputes, distributor disputes, product defects, personal injury claims, construction, transportation, and environmental litigation.

Jennifer holds current & past leadership roles with the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Past President; and Diversity Scholarship Foundation, Vice President.

  •  Joseph Belford, Independent Administrator for the Estate of Robert H. Belford, et al v. St. John’s Hospital, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case Number: 3:16-cv-03171-RM-TSH. Settled, communication access at a hospital, ensuring the adoption of a comprehensive communication access policy.
  • Dana Craig, et al. v. OSF Healthcare System, et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case No. 13-cv-01285. Settled, communication access for 18 deaf persons and their families at 13 hospitals and 150 clinic locations in central Illinois.
  • Beverly Beard, et al. v. Springfield Clinic, LLP, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case Number: 1:15-cv-01209. Settled, provision of accessible medical equipment, including height adjustable examination tables, lift equipment and wheelchair accessible weight scales at 20 multispecialty clinics in and around Springfield, Illinois.
  •  United Spinal Association, et al. v. Heartland Dental, LLC, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Case No. 15-cv-5570. Settled, enhanced accessibility, including the acquisition of lift and transfer equipment, at 14 Heartland Dental owned clinics in Texas, Illinois and Florida, on behalf of persons with mobility disabilities who rely upon the use of mobility devices.
  •  Javier Robles, et al. v. CVS Caremark Corporation, a Delaware corporation, MinuteClinic, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case No. 13-cv-3462. Settled, accessibility enhancements, including the acquisition of wheelchair accessible weight scales, for a class of persons with mobility disabilities who rely upon the use of mobility devices at 1,100 MinuteClinic locations throughout the country.
  • Linda Miller, et al. v. Walgreens, Co., an Illinois corporation, Take Care Health Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation, et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case No. 13-cv-3402. Settled, accessibility enhancements, including the acquisition of wheelchair accessible weight scales, for a class of persons with mobility disabilities who rely upon the use of mobility devices at 400 Take Care Clinic locations throughout the country.
  • Thaddeus Jessie, et al. v. DentalCare Partners, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case No. 1:13-cv-08848. Settled, enhanced accessibility, including the acquisition of lift and transfer equipment, at over 150 DentalWorks Clinics throughout the country on behalf of persons with mobility disabilities who rely upon the use of mobility devices.
  •  Monica Kamal, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case No. 11-CV-1784. Settled, enhanced accessibility, including the acquisition and utilization of chair sliders and mobile equipment stands, for persons with mobility disabilities who rely upon the use of mobility devices at over 400 Walmart Vision Centers throughout the country.
  •  Javier Robles, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, a Washington corporation, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Case No. 11-CV-1785. Settled, enhanced accessibility, including the acquisition and utilization of chair sliders and mobile equipment stands, for persons with mobility disabilities who rely upon the use of mobility devices at over 600 Costco Vision Centers throughout the country.