Category: Prison Medical Malpractice

Federal Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Defendants For Lack Of Adequate Medical Care In Jail

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Federal Appellate Court”) held in its opinion dated January 13, 2021: “Viewing the evidence in Plaintiff’s favor, a jury could conclude that Ronnie Sandoval would not have died but for…
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More Than 40 Migrant Women Involved In Georgia Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Forced Medical Procedures At Immigration Detention Center

On December 21, 2020, female immigrants filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia for alleged forced medical procedures that they were required to undergo at a Georgia immigration detention center. The…
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Arizona County Jail Alleges Contract Psychiatrist May Be Liable For Inmate’s Hanging Death

Cochise County, Arizona recently filed notice in a pending lawsuit involving the suicide hanging death of a county inmate, arguing that if it is found liable for the death, the psychiatrist who provided mental health services to the county as…
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$11M Deliberate Indifference Medical Malpractice Verdict For Prisoner With Cancer

An Illinois prisoner who claimed that the healthcare provider at the prison where he was incarcerated was more concerned with saving money than diagnosing and treating his cancer, has obtained a $11 million medical malpractice verdict for the deliberate indiffernce…
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Maryland Deliberate Indifference Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed

On November 29, 2019, the widow of a man who died in 2016 less than twenty hours after he was released from the Allegany County Detention Center in Maryland filed a deliberate indifference medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit in the…
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$1.06M Prison Medical Malpractice Verdict

A federal jury recently returned its verdict in favor of an Ohio man who was the victim of medical malpractice in a Virginia correctional facility in the amount of $1.06 million ($708,671 in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages)…
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Investigation Finds Suicide Crisis In U.S. Jails

Suicide is reported to be the leading cause of deaths in U.S. jails, peaking at 50 deaths per 100,000 inmates in 2014 (data is unavailable for the years after 2014 but there were more than 300 suicides in local jails…
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$344,000 Settlement For Arkansas Jail Death

An Arkansas county and the private health care provider contracted to provide medical services to prisoners in the county jail reportedly settled a deliberate indifference wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a jailed prisoner who died as a…
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New Jersey Appellate Court Finds No Extraordinary Circumstances To Excuse Failure To File Affidavit Of Merit In Prison Medical Malpractice Case

The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division (“New Jersey Appellate Court”) held in its opinion approved for publication on February 27, 2018 that the failure of the plaintiffs’ original New Jersey medical malpractice attorney to file the required Affidavit…
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Florida Federal Appellate Court Finds Inmate Claims Of Deliberate Indifference To Serious Medical Need Sufficient

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (“Federal Appellate Court”) held in its unpublished opinion filed on October 3, 2017 that the U.S. District Court erred in dismissing an inmate’s complaint before any of the defendants filed…
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