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Last updated 11:20PM ET
September 25, 2018
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
Lawsuit filed in Springfield Federal Court on Behalf of Brain Injured
(wfcr) - Approximately 8,000 Massachusetts residents suffering from brain injuries live in nursing homes or other institutions, and according to a lawsuit filed Thursday, that's at least a thousand too many. The Northampton-based Center for Public Representation -- which once sued to de-institutionalize mentally ill patients at Northampton state hospital filed a federal class action lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts. The four lead plaintiffs -- together with the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts -- want the state to provide more resources to allow many brain-injured patients to live at home or in the community. Steven Schwartz, executive director of the Center for Public Representation, told WFCR's Karen Brown that the lawsuit represents people seriously brain-injured by an accident, stroke, or other medical condition.
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