Article: Creating a medical-legal partnership vital sign

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

By Megan Sandel, Emily Suther, Carrie Brown, Marissa Wise & Mark Hansen Journal of Legal Medicine

This article provides a detailed analysis of how common hardships can become health-harming legal needs, and outlines pathways for fuller integration of medical-legal partnership services in the healthcare setting. The authors suggest legal needs should become a “vital sign” screened for and addressed as a regular part of health care.