Thank you for your interest in the Louisiana children’s mental health lawsuit. In May 2021, the court decided that this case would proceed as a class action on behalf of “all Medicaid-eligible youth under the age of 21 in the State of Louisiana (1) who have been diagnosed with a mental health or behavioral disorder, not attributable to an intellectual or developmental disability, and (2) for whom a licensed practitioner of the healing arts has recommended intensive home- and community- based services to correct or ameliorate their disorders.”
If you believe your child could be a part of this lawsuit or if you have information about our state’s mental health system for children under the age of 21, and you would like to speak with us, please complete the below form. Please be advised that the lawsuit does not ask for money damages. Rather, this lawsuit seeks to improve the availability of intensive mental health services for Medicaid-eligible children. Please also note that speaking with us does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. If you prefer, you can also contact us on our hotline number at 1-800-358-2337. You can also read more in this notice. Thanks again for reaching out to us. We will be in touch with you soon.