Prison and Jail Medical and Mental Health
People behind bars depend on prison officials and the companies they contract with, as their only source for medical and mental health care. But far too often these individuals and companies prioritize profits or saving costs above saving the lives of their patients.
Our partners have successfully represented dozens of incarcerated or formerly incarcerated people who have been seriously injured by defendants who failed to provide adequate care for serious medical conditions. These cases typically require extensive discovery into the system of medical care within a prison or jail, as well as the existence of similar acts of misconduct and resulting harms. They also frequently require evidence from multiple expert witnesses about the inadequate care and resulting injuries.
We have the resources and experience to litigate these cases properly, and we are tenacious in our efforts to achieve justice and accountability on behalf of people who, while incarcerated, were denied the medical and mental health care they needed.
Recent Representative Cases
Death from Untreated Infection
Birth in prison shower
Representing a woman alleging that, while incarcerated, she was forced to give birth on the floor of a dirty shower without any medical assistance when her reports of labor were disregarded.
Spinal Cord Compression
Represented a man whose spinal cord compression was left untreated while he was incarcerated and caused permanent impairment; case settled just before trial.