Civil Rights Cases
We hold prison and jail officials accountable for their behavior.
Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and humanely regardless of the crime or regardless of why they are in prison or jail. Punishment should not be cruel or unusual and inmates should have access to appropriate medical care and treatment when necessary.
If you or a loved one was injured or died while in a prison, a jail, a juvenile detention center, or even police custody, you have a right to learn the circumstances surrounding the personal injury or death. And in some cases of negligence, you may have a right to file a lawsuit.
Being in prison does not give the system the right to deprive you of needs such as medical attention or inmates the right to rape you or for you to be beaten up or otherwise injured
EXAMPLES OF CASES WE HANDLE:
- inmates have suffered serious, life-threatening infections because of unsanitary conditions.
- injuries when inmate transport vehicles are driven carelessly.
- Cruel and unusual punishment injuries or suffering.
- Prisoner denied medical care or necessary medical attention.
- Inmates may be assaulted by guards or other inmates
In these cases, the correctional facility may be liable for catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death.