Death Claims in Florida Prisons

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 Today, I want to discuss a few issues that I’ve recently come across with folks who have called up my office with concerns about family members that have died in prison because of medical neglect or medical malpractice. As you know, I am a prison malpractice lawyer, Florida law is strange when somebody dies… Read More »

What You Need to Know About a Florida False Arrest Claim

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I receive a lot of phone calls from folks who want to file a civil rights because they were wrongfully arrested. If you were wrongfully arrested in Florida you may be able to file two false arrest claims: (1) A federal civil rights claim; and (2) a state law tort claim. The legal issue in… Read More »

Prisoners have to hurt themselves to get needed medical care

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A recent news story about an Idaho prisoner, who ate razor blades in order to go to the hospital sounds ridiculous right? Well the story is not as far-fetched as you think. I’ve talked to a number of incarcerated individuals who had to injury themselves in order to see non-prison medical provider (hospital) for serious… Read More »

How Much Experience Do You Have? Are You An Expert?

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A while ago I was talking to a potential client and he asked me how much experience do I have? My response was, I have handled a number of cases similar to his case, but I have not handled a case under the exact statute under which he was being sued. I explained that the… Read More »

FDOC Grievance Procedure

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Over the years, I’ve consulted with a number of inmates or their families who I believe had valid claims for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need. I could not help these individuals because they were going to be in prison when the statute of limitations would run and they did not exhaust their administrative… Read More »

Is it Deliberate Indifference to withhold Insulin from a diabetic?

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Diabetes is a condition that impacts sugar metabolism. A hormone called insulin helps transport sugar (glucose) across the cell membrane so the cell has energy to work. If blood sugar goes too high, the person can go into a coma and die. Some diabetics are required to take insulin to help control their blood sugar.… Read More »

Prisoner Malpractice

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Florida Prison/Jail Malpractice Lawyer People who are detained or incarcerated are not free to seek their own medical care.  Because of this situation, the City or County who runs the jail or the Florida Department of Corrections is responsible for the medical care.  The issue in these cases is whether the medical care is appropriate… Read More »

Why we need civil rights lawyers!

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If you haven’t seen the arrest of a Utah Nurse that was doing her job, the video is below. If you have, it reminds us that none of us immune. Why Police Officers Abuse Their Power In my opinion, this police officer abused his power. There are a number of famous quotes that go to… Read More »

Florida Department of Corrections Fires Wexford

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Wexford Health Sources, Inc., a private correctional medicine company from Pittsburg, was fired by the Department of Corrections 8 months before the contract was supposed to terminate. Wexford provides medical and mental health services to prisons in Region IV, which include the prisons in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. According to Florida’s… Read More »

Hernia Class Action Settled for Florida Prisoners

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Corizon Health, LLC settled a recent class action brought against it for 1.7 million dollars related to the way the company handled prisoners with hernias. For those who don’t know, Corizon, a private correctional healthcare provider, was under contract with the FDOC beginning in 2013 to provide healthcare services in most Florida’s prisons. The Lawsuit… Read More »