CPR and Co-Counsel File Class Action on Behalf of Vulnerable Georgia Children

January 3, 2024

On January 3, 2024, CPR and its co-counsel team filed litigation on behalf of Medicaid-eligible children in Georgia who are being deprived of the mental health services they need to treat their conditions and to remain at home with their families.

The class action complaint alleges systemic violations of federal Medicaid law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, including the failure of responsible government agencies to provide and arrange for medically necessary home and community-based services and to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of the plaintiff class.

As detailed in the complaint, and in its accompanying press release, this inability to access care has devasting impacts on the individual plaintiffs and other children like them, including repeated mental health crises, avoidable hospitalizations and out-of-home placements, and involvement in the child welfare system.

CPR brings this case with the Georgia Advocacy Office, the National Health Law Program, and two private firms: Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP, and Duane Morris, LLP.