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Jail Death Attorneys in Oakland, CA

Many needless deaths happen in jail to people in custody for relatively minor crimes. Due to jail indifference, people die as a result of untreated medical conditions, suicide, violence from other inmates, and violence from jail staff. All of these situations can result in a civil rights lawsuit for damages and reforms. All of these situations have resulted in cases won by the jail death attorneys at Haddad & Sherwin LLP.

Once a person is incarcerated, the state takes away his power to care for himself. An inmate, and his or her family, are powerless to provide needed medical and psychiatric care, or even basic protection from harm and violence in jail. Our jails, disgracefully, often fail to provide for the basic needs of these members of our community. Yet our jails are filled with people with serious medical and psychiatric needs.

Those in command of our jails and prisons have a constitutional duty to provide for the serious medical needs of inmates, and to provide safe jail conditions. Courts have explained many times that this duty is mandatory. Lack of funds is no excuse. Often, the private companies hired to provide medical care to inmates are even worse than the county medical providers they replaced. Despite our work over many cases against the predominant private jail medical providers in California, it is still common to find jails providing only licensed vocation nurses – unqualified and prohibited by state regulations to do medical assessments – for inmates’ serious medical needs.

When predictable tragedy and death results from jailers’ deliberate indifference to inmates’ serious medical needs, the jail death attorneys at Haddad & Sherwin LLP are experienced and ready to secure justice for families. We also insist on reforms so that jails, and their for-profit medical providers, must comply with their constitutional duties, so that other families do not have to endure such loss.

Contact a Jail Death Attorney in Oakland, CA

Contact us today to get a free consultation with an experienced, Oakland-based jail death attorney. We handle cases arising from county jails throughout Northern and Central California, from the Bay Area to Monterey to Fresno to Sacramento to Lake Tahoe to Redding to Yreka to Crescent City to Eureka to Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Jose, Alameda County, and more! View all areas served.