Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have recently filed a class action lawsuit against the state and the governor’s administration. The plaintiffs allege that the state has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide community-based care for brain injury patients. The plaintiffs maintain that “thousands of severely handicapped residents face a lifetime of nursing home confinement in violation of federal law.”
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of four plaintiffs and the Brain Injury Association of America. However, the lawsuit seeks to represent all Massachusetts brain injury patients residing in nursing homes, arguing that these patients have been denied their living rights. Instead of seeking monetary damages, the lawsuit insists that the state establish a policy to provide community-based care options for all brain injury patients.
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