Inmate Injury Attorney – Prisoner Civil Rights Law Firm

Prison is a place where tens of thousands of men and woman pass through every year in California alone.  Prisoners are entitled to acceptable standards of health, safety, and human dignity, but their treatment far too often falls way below this threshold.  And despite what many people believe, people in jail do have rights. An expert attorney who has experience in inmate injuries can make sure an inmate’s rights are preserved.

Leading Civil Rights and Human Rights Violations in the California Penal System

The California prison system has increasingly run afoul over the past few decades, leading to horrendous instances of prisoner abuse.  Jails are overcrowded and poorly managed as their thirsts for profits easily overshadow their concerns for even the most basic civil rights. It is up to experienced lawyers to help keep the rights of prisoners intact. Examples of prisoner abuse include:

  • Excessive force by officers and guards
  • Excessive use of weapons and restraints
  • Sexual assaults and rape by officers
  • Cruel, inhumane and unsanitary living conditions leading to infections and other diseases
  • Unnecessary or severe isolation or solitary confinement
  • Failure to provide adequate medical care in prison
  • Purposefully or negligently disregarding and neglecting inmate injuries
  • Torture tactics use by guards
  • False imprisonment
  • Ignoring safety hazards posed on one inmate by another inmate or group of inmates

If you or a loved one were exposed to these injuries while in prison, one of our skilled attorneys with experience in prison injury cases can help you receive compensation.

What We Do: Our top California Civil Rights attorneys firmly believe that inmates deserve their basic human rights.  Inmates are repeatedly shunned and silenced, and we take pride in providing a microphone and a defense for them.  If you or a loved one has been abused, injured, or stripped of your civil rights, please contact one of our accomplished attorneys who has experience handling inmate injury claims for a free case evaluation.

Medical Care in Prison – Failure to Provide Proper Medical Treatment and Violation of Civil Rights

The United States Constitution, notably the eighth amendment, provided a basis for adequate medical care for inmates.  The eighth amendment prohibits the federal government from imposing cruel and unusual punishment.  Failure to provide adequate and prompt medical care when a jail knows or should know that an inmate is severely injured is a direct violation of their eighth amendment rights.

In fact, unknown to many inmates, California courts have ruled that prisoners have a legal remedy when their basic rights to medical care are being violated.  By law, if a prison deprives prisoners of basic sustenance, including adequate medical care, the courts have a responsibility to remedy the resulting Eighth Amendment violation.

While prisons are not required to provide the highest level of healthcare possible, they are at least required to provide an amount deemed sufficient by human standards.  Sadly, many prisons fail to live up to even these low standards.

Contact an attorney with expertise in inmate injury lawsuits today to seek compensation for violated civil rights.

What Is Medical Neglect in California Prisons?

In order to prove that an inmate’s condition was being neglected, you must show a “deliberate indifference to serious medical needs.”  In other words, the injury sustained must have been serious, and the neglect must have been willful or purposeful.

As you can imagine, this is a difficult standard to prove.  There is no clear definition of what severe is, and it is always difficult to prove that somebody’s inaction was deliberate.  Our job, as civil rights lawyers, is to overcome these obstacles and prove that your constitutional rights were violated.

The Problem with Overcrowded Prisons: The Supreme Court found in the historic case of Brown v. Plata that California prisons are too crowded.  In fact, the case stated that the court-mandated population limit is necessary to remedy the violation of prisoners’ constitutional rights.

Excessive Force by Prison Guards: In addition to providing for sufficient medical care, the eighth amendment protects prisoners from excessive force from guards.  Prisons are entitled to use a certain level of force in certain situations.  However, the amount of force used must be reasonable and should not exceed the minimum that is necessary.  Furthermore, the force used may not be retaliatory.

California Prisoner Civil Rights and Injury Attorneys

Inmates do not lose their rights when they enter a correctional facility. The Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects prisoners from cruel and unusual punishment.  Quite frankly treatment of many of these individuals fall far below the standards set forth by our founding fathers.  In truth, the treatment of many jailed individuals amounts to nothing less than torture.  However, unlike many other members of our society, inmates rarely have a forum to voice their mistreatment.

Normandie’s Role

Our top-rated law group, Normandie Law Firm, is here to help prisoners make their voices heard and to protect their rights. An experienced attorney at our law firm will give you a free legal consultation when you ask about inmate injuries and will answer any questions you have. We also offer a zero fee guarantee for all clients – you do not pay any fees throughout the entire litigation process. Our payment comes from the settlement we win for you, and not from your pockets.

Contact Normandie Law Firm today to speak with a lawyer experienced in inmate injury cases.

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» Geraldine said: { Jan 16, 2018 - 04:01:34 }

Inmate injury in CA prison

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