Q: Myself and others were recently illegally detained in a mental health hospital. Can this be a pro bono case?
The staff would try to illicit emotional responses by waking us all night, misdiagnosing us, throwing out accusations of substance abuse and attempting to bring us to mental health court with no legal grounds.
A: Any case can be a pro bono case if you find an attorney willing to do the case for free. If you believe you have a viable lawsuit for money damages, you do not necessarily need a pro bono lawyer. Many lawyers will give free consultations, and if they assess that you have a good case they will represent you for a contingency fee (meaning they receive a percentage of any judgment or settlement, but get nothing if you get nothing).
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