State worker who suffered from paralysis, vomiting, says she was forced out

ALBANY – A former state worker who had a condition that caused uncontrollable paralysis and vomiting, is suing the State Education Department, saying the agency wrongfully forced her to retire and caused her to be locked up at Albany Medical Center’s psychiatric wing for four days in 2018.


She was kept there in part because she was admitted at the end of the week and no one could evaluate her over the weekend, according to court papers.


Patricia Bisang is seeking unspecified damages in federal court for SED’s alleged retaliation and violation of state and federal laws protecting people with disabilities.


The complaint was filed by Bisang’s lawyer, Sarah Burger, in U.S. Northern District of New York court earlier in February.


Read the complete story, originally written by Rick Karlin for The Times Union on February 26, 2020.