ME Bryan C. v. Lambrew


Children’s Rights, alongside the New England-based law firm Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A., and civil legal aid advocate Maine Equal Justice, filed this case against Jeanne M. Lambrew in their official capacity as Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Todd A. Landry in their official capacity as Director of the Maine Office of Child and Family Services. The lawsuit challenges the unmonitored use of psychotropic drugs for children living in Maine’s care– representing 500 children in the state’s foster care system.


U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
January 6, 2021
Focus Areas
Psychotropics, Child Health, Government Accountability

According to the complaint, three underlying gaps in the state’s practices are harming children when using powerful psychotropic drugs, including:

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