DHHS Lawsuit Benefits Disabled Mainers 

The State of Maine has agreed to a plan that will help some of the state’s disabled residents receive services that will let them live outside nursing homes.In a settlement to a class-action lawsuit, the Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to provide disabled mainers with normal mental function the same level of services available to those with developmental disabilities. The lawsuit was originally brought by three men with physical disabilities but normal mental function. The case eventually involved more than 40 people.