The following organizations can help individuals with brain injuries and their families by providing legal assistance. A link to each organization’s web site is included where available.
Statewide Legal Services
Provides civil legal services to individuals who meet their income eligibility requirements.
The Office of Victim Services
Responds to the needs of crime victims by providing information, referrals, and direct assistance. Reimbursement for medical bills, counseling, lost wages, disabilities and other expenses experienced as a result of a crime can be obtained through the Victims’ Compensation Fund.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy
A private, non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help those who are elderly and those with disabilities obtain necessary healthcare. This organization focuses on the needs of Medicare beneficiaries, people with chronic conditions, and those in need of long-term care.
Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) is a program at the State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA). PATBI is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides free advocacy assistance to individuals with TBI. PATBI advocates work with, and on behalf of, persons with TBI to obtain and maintain appropriate supports and services within their communities. Visit their website or call 860.297.4300 or 1.800.842.7303.
CT Women's Educational and Legal Fund
Offers legal advocacy and information on family issues, employment and civil rights.
CT Bar Association Offers a lawyer search and addresses grievance issues.