Past Cases

Thomas and Dayna

A young woman with chronic thyroid disease…

has been ineligible for treatment because of her immigration status.  Students met with her husband, a United States citizen, and her young son, also a citizen.  After months of gathering documents ranging from wedding photos, interviews with neighbors, tax returns, employee records, and other evidence, the CHEP team has identified several approaches to regularizing her status in order to obtain access to health care for this client. Student Attorneys:  Lauren Sager, Alejandro Vera, and Kyle Robinson. Supervising Attorneys:  Camilla Palmer and Nancy Elkind, Alterman, Harston PC.

 

Law

A COPD patient…

…lived homeless in her car until she inherited a dilapidated home after her mother’s death.   However the home was damaged by flooding and developed a significant mold problem.  FEMA was unresponsive until CHEP attorneys stepped in to reactivate her case, which is now under investigation with a decision pending shortly. Student Attorneys:  David Meschke and Kelly Edwards. Supervising Attorneys:  Teresa Locke, Holland & Hart and David Powell, Ogeltree Deakins.

 

CHEP-Amicus

A home health agency worker…

…suffered an on-the-job injury lifting a quadriplegic patient.  However, her employer initially denied her claim, and later offered a “nuisance” settlement until CHEP students stepped in, willing to represent this client in a hearing.  Settlement negotiations have been reopened and are ongoing. Student Attorneys:  Amy Ellis and Amanda Forsythe. Supervising Attorney:  R. Mack Babcock,  Babcock Law Firm, LLC.