Deliberate Indifference/Civil Rights Defense

Civil rights litigation is a very complicated area of litigation, requiring skill and experience. Handling these claims requires exceptional knowledge of 42 USC 1983 and all of its pitfalls and unique characteristics.

Whether the claim is brought by counsel or a pro se inmate in a correctional facility lawsuit, successful defense depends on counsel’s understanding all areas of the PLRA, 42 USC 1983, and 42 USC 1997e, and the interplay between each.

Failure to vigorously defend claims such as these may subject you to punitive damages:

  • Failure to train
  • Deliberate indifference
  • Unconstitutional policies and procedures
  • Excessive force
  • Denial of health care
  • Utilization review
  • Suicide
  • Failure to monitor
  • Hepatitis C
  • Wrongful death actions
  • Improper procedure
  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Unlawful detention

Defending these claims requires not only deep knowledge and understanding of the duties of law enforcement and the legal system, but also a sense of fairness and confidentiality.

Chapman Law Group is proud to be Michigan’s leading jail/prison and civil rights defense firm. We are the national voice of the defense industry with respect to representing the interests of private correctional providers. Our mixture of clients includes county jails, state prison facilities, private correctional corporations, municipalities, insurance carriers, and third-party claims administrators.

For 35 years, we have defended hundreds of claims to the overwhelming satisfaction of our clients. The vast majority of claims handled by Chapman Law Group end in dismissal prior to or at the close of discovery. We have a record of more than 3,000 such cases, and we know how plaintiff’s firms do not understand enough about the interplay of the various laws to prevent dismissal. 

Chapman Law Group has been practicing civil rights litigation across the U.S. for 35 years. Our attorneys consider it a privilege to represent healthcare providers working in the correctional setting as well as local governments and their employees.

Our offices are in Detroit (where we serve Dearborn, Troy, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, and the rest of Michigan); Miami and Sarasota, Florida (for Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, West Palm Beach, and all of Florida); Los Angeles/Southern California; and Chicago.

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