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Civil Rights: In-Custody Injury & Death

In-custody Death & Monell Claims

The United States Constitution and many State Constitutions protect our basic civil rights and civil liberties.  These rights we designed to protect the citizens of the United States against wrongdoing by government and government officials. Unfortunately government and government officials often cross the line and invade these rights. The Civil Rights Statutes, particularly 42 U.S. § 1983 were designed to forestall these government intrusions on an individual’s protected rights and allow those whose rights were violated to seek compensation from the government.

At JLK we have a vast amount of experience taking on the unscrupulous government actors and protecting individual’s rights. Many violations of an individual’s rights occur at the hands of law enforcement or in a correctional setting. Law enforcement and prison officials are required to treat individuals with a constitutional level or care, which requires amongst other things providing both medical and mental health care. When law enforcement or prison staff are deliberately indifferent to the right of individuals they have violated constituently protected rights. Unfortunately, at times these violations lead to the death of the individual whose rights were violated. When this happens you need a law firm that will stand up to big government and fight against the bureaucracy. We are a firm that will not back down. At JLK we will fight for your rights and the rights of your family members.

Our attorneys have experience handling:

-Wrongful Death at the hands of law enforcementor prison officials

-In-Custody Death

-Deliberate Indifference to Serious Medical Needs

-Deliberate Indifference to Serious Mental Health       Needs

-Inmate Suicides

-Inmate Injuries at the hands of law enforcement or prison officials

-Monell Claims

Contact our team of dedicated civil rights attorneys today.