Q: Why is it so difficult to get a lawyer/attorney to respond to us or to get legal advice? We are paying customers.
The situation involves illegal sedation of a disabled person in a group home with evidence, and neglect/abuse with evidence. The group home agency has failed to correct the situation or address the situation appropriately on so many levels it's mind-blowing. We also want to sue for extraordinary stress placed upon family to protect the disabled person. The disabled person had sudden heart failure this year with no explanation or history of heart issues. We strongly believe it was from the illegal drugging. We are not the only family....this could be a class action. Our personal and work lives have been very stressed for years causing anxiety and loss of connection to our careers, all directly related to this issue. This is a complex matter but we have lots of evidence. We aren't doing this for the money, so keep the money, we want change and better protections for the disabled in this state. This involves suing the state.
A: I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. Although this site doesn't operate like a lawyer referral service, the closest feature here is the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. You could use it to supplement searches you've already conducted. There's also a Lawyer Referral resource with the New York State Bar Association, although that could involve fees. One of the reasons for the difficulty you're encountering could be the complexity of the matter. That could be a stumbling block to finding law firms eager to work on a contingency basis. Good luck
Jonathan R. Ratchik agrees with this answer
A: Although not always the case, the inability to find a lawyer is oftentimes a reflection on the merits, or perceived merits, of your case. That said, you can find many excellent personal injury attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Almost all of them charge no fee for an initial consultation.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
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