Justice for Matt

August 3rd, 2016|

Matt is a three year old boy.

Since birth, Matt and his twin brother have had special needs due to their severe asthma and significant developmental delays and have been followed by The Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children .

Matt was denied Supplemental Security Income benefits. His […]

Stability for Frank

July 5th, 2016|

Frank is a single father who needs stability as he suffers from anxiety and has four children – two of whom still live at home with him.  Frank, a server at a local restaurant who works six days a week, fell behind on his rent.  His apartment, throughout the winter months, did not get warm […]

Independence for Tanya

May 25th, 2016|

After a stroke several years ago, and many smaller strokes since, Tanya was left feeling unsteady on her feet as well as fearful of when her next stroke would come. She lived with her brother and his girlfriend who moved in with Tanya after serving time in prison. They were abusive and destructive toward Tanya. […]

Hope for Grace

May 1st, 2016|

Grace, a mother of three children with asthma, was living in horrific housing conditions. A visit to her home revealed a significant roach infestation, trash in the hallway, as well as urine, feces and crack smoke in the hallway. The living conditions were having such a serious impact on the children’s health that one child took three different medications […]

Ensuring Their Future – The McGonagles

April 1st, 2016|

Dennis and Kathleen McGonagle thought their need for legal help was finished. But, they soon found themselves needing legal representation again after they were sued by Air Methods, an emergency transport company, for an unpaid portion of an exorbitant medical transport bill. That’s when they contacted LCD.

Referred by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, the McGonagles first worked […]

A safe home for veteran Anthony

February 8th, 2016|

Anthony is a veteran. He suffered multiple strokes and now at age 60 accepted he needed in-home assistance. He agreed to have his niece, Annette, move into his home to provide this needed assistance. It soon became clear that Annette was not dependable and instead, Anthony’s daughter, Sherry, had to step in to prepare meals, […]

More than just an attorney

August 27th, 2015|

In October staff attorney Tomas Bednar met with a 62 year old woman who had been diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer that had metastasized to her brain.

An in patient at Hahnemann Hospital, she was visibly distraught over the uncertainty of her illness’s progression as well as her future quality of life. Alone in Philadelphia […]

Allison’s story

August 8th, 2015|

Debt Collection Defense – Reducing Debt and Stress
When Allison called the intake line at LCD she was confused and fearful. She was being sued for more than $10,000 in alleged credit card debt.

Allison suffers from Meniere’s disease (a disorder than affects hearing and balance), major depression and psychotic features. She wasn’t sure about the nature […]