Medical-legal partnership: Impact on patients with sickle cell disease

Saturday, January 1, 2011

By Robert Pettignano, Sylvia B. Caley, and Lisa R. Bliss
Pediatrics. 2011. 128(6): 1482-8.

A Pediatrics article studied the impact of MLP in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) or its variants. After looking at cohort of families of children with SCD and identifying 106 cases, 99 were closed. And 21 of the closed cases resulted in a considerable gain of benefits. It showed that incorporating legal services resulted in positive impact on the patients, parents, and the guardians.

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