Failure To Provide Medical Care In Custody Is A Violation Of Your Civil Rights
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Eighth Amendment requires prisoners, and others in police custody, to be provided with adequate medical care. Unfortunately, many prisoners’ medical needs are ignored, resulting in illness, injury and even death.
Your right to adequate medical care while in police custody is guaranteed by the Constitution. If you were denied medical treatment, your civil rights have been violated and you are entitled to compensation.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., located in Chicago, we represent inmates and other individuals throughout the country who have had their Eighth Amendment rights violated while in police custody. We also represent families that have lost loved ones due to a denial of medical care.
You Have The Right To Medical Care While In Custody
As a prisoner, your rights are limited. However, your right to receive medical care is not limited. If you’ve been denied needed medical treatments, your civil rights have been violated.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., we stand up for the rights of all citizens. Our lawyers will build strong legal claims that prove your Eighth Amendment rights were violated. We will do this through a three-step process:
- First, we will show that you had a medical need.
- Second, police or prison guards ignored your need and failed to provide adequate medical care.
- Third, this disregard for your health caused you serious harm.
We will then pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
Our firm also helps family members who lost loved ones because their medical needs were ignored while in custody bring wrongful death claims.
Get Compensation For Civil Rights Violations
Failure to provide adequate medical care is a violation of your civil rights. However, proving your case can be difficult. At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., our attorneys have secured millions of dollars in damages on our clients’ behalves. We have the skills, the knowledge and the track record needed to get results for you.