Case that Resulted in a Lawsuit
In advocacy work, the impetus for new legislation can often be due to an illegal or unethical issue. For instance, lawsuits have been brought against state’s Departments of Health and Human Services by disability rights advocates, citizens, patients, and family members due to a wrongful death from care or lack of care in an institution or practice. Research a case that resulted in a lawsuit in your state or location. Discuss how your agency might prevent this lawsuit from occurring, and indicate the specific codes of ethics and standards that could be violated.