Jennifer Barbella accuses the Misericordia University of disobeying federal laws.
Jennifer Burbella accuses the Misericordia University of disobeying federal laws.
She also said that the University didn’t provide proper conditions for her to graduate. Burbella is suffering from anxiety and depression and she wants $75,000 for the damage, but her lawyer said that she also wants to graduate from university and become a nurse. As known from the court papers, Barbella was suffering from these diseases earlier, before she became a student of the University at 2010. Burbella event went for the exception and allowed the doctor to revise her study documentation in hope she will be treated as a partly disabled person. In 2014 she applied for one of the final classes in which she should have received 78% in order to graduate with a nursing degree, but she failed. Court papers say that this failure was caused by the fact that Burbella wasn’t treated right.
On the other hand, the University claims that Burbella was provided with all the necessary conditions to finish the course. She asked her professor, Cristina Tomkins if she could pass the test in the environment where nothing could distract her. Burbella ostensibly was concerned about the fact that the rest of the class will be too far from her. Tomkins denied her request about passing the test in the same building as the others, but court papers say that earlier she did let another student to do so. Also, Burbella called Tomkins to ask questions, but she never got an answer and that made her back down and even made her cry, thus creating even more stressful conditions, says the report.
School officials come as defendants in the case and they are claiming that Burbella is seeking a way to pass the test again with the conditions, she was already granted. And if she succeeds in this, she would have to accept any mark she receives for the test.