The decedent suffered from end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and several related complications of the disease. Several years after failing Hepatitis-C treatment, the decedent developed esophageal varices that required ligation banding on two separate occasions. The decedent suffered from end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and several related complications of the disease.
One of the first defenses raised in inmate litigation is the failure to properly pursue administrative remedies. Federal statute 42 USC §1997e requires in its
Plaintiff sued several county jail medical providers alleging deliberate indifference to serious medical needs.
The decedent had a history of mental health and substance abuse issues. Upon arrival to the jail, a nurse placed the decedent in a special housing unit to ensure he would not attempt to harm himself. After over a week in the special housing unit without incident, the decedent was permitted to enter the jail’s general population. Shortly thereafter, the decedent died from an overdose of multiple prescription medications including opioids.
After the decedent’s death, his family (Plaintiff) alleged that the medical providers failed to protect the decedent from contraband in the jail.
After deposing our clients, we successfully persuaded the Plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss her claims against our clients with prejudice. This result saved our clients considerable resources by avoiding trial and also the prospect of extensive appeals.
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