Although inmates and prisoners may have less rights while incarcerated, every inmate still has constitutional rights that protect them from cruel and unusual punishment, ensure that they receive adequate medical care and protect them against the actions of other inmates. If you or your loved one were injured while in jail and or denied reasonable medical treatment following your serious injuries, you may have a claim. If your loved one died or was killed in jail, you and your family may have claims on behalf of your loved one and possibly individual claims against the prison for negligence or wrongful death.
If the staff at the prison is deliberately indifferent to an inmate’s medical needs, fails to protect them from other prisoners, abuses power, or uses excessive force then you may have a claim. You have a right to voice your complaint and if your loved one was harmed while in jail, they may need to rely on you to help them in the legal process. If you or your loved one suffered serious injuries or death as a result of jail guard negligence or misconduct you have every right to be angry.
A civil rights attorney, like those at Smith + Schwartzstein LLC can help hold the prison accountable for their negligence or misconduct and can help you receive just compensation for you or your loved one. We have experience in filing lawsuits on behalf of inmates and their families against prisons and jails and we are available for a free consultation.
If you or your loved one was injured or killed because of one of the following you may have a claim:
- Failure to monitor medical condition;
- Failure to determine medication needs at intake;
- Failure to provide proper medical attention;
- Failure to keep a suicide watch or to provide mental health resources;
- Excessive use of force and guard brutality
- Failure to protect inmates from others
Smith + Schwartzstein LLC recently settled a wrongful death claim against Morris County, NJ for $2million.
How Could a Prisoner Wrongful Death or Inmate Personal Injury Lawsuit Help?
You may be able to receive compensation in a lawsuit for a violation of an inmates rights related to inmate death or injury for the following:
- Future expected earnings for the deceased
- Financial dependence of survivors of the deceased
- Survival claim for pain and suffering of deceased prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of parenting, care and nurturing
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Civil rights damages
We are ready to fight for you and your loved one’s rights. As civil rights and inmate rights attorneys we are ready to go head to head with jails, prisons and the government to help our clients. Please call us at 908-219-4457 for a free consultation.