Wrongful death cases from Coronavirus/COVID19 in San Quentin state prison

Haddad & Sherwin is considering wrongful death cases from Coronavirus/COVID-19 in San Quentin state prison.

We filed the first claim against the State of California and the CDCR for the COVID-19 death of a San Quentin prisoner stemming from the botched transfer of 121 untested prisoners from a Chino facility to San Quentin on May 30, 2020.  At least 27 prisoners and staff have died from COVID-19 as a result of that debacle.

People in prison have no power to protect themselves from the Coronavirus.  They depend on California prison officials to follow the laws and protect their health.  Michael Haddad, one of the family’s attorneys, says: “The folks in our prisons are human beings.  Many who died at San Quentin had done non-violent crimes and should have been coming back home to their families soon.  It is tragic and unacceptable that some prison bureaucrats treated them as less than human.”

Julia Sherwin, another family attorney, says, “This botched inmate transfer endangered not only prisoners, but staff and the surrounding communities, costing over two dozen prisoners and one San Quentin sergeant their lives.

We are actively considering cases related to coronavirus jail deaths which occurred at San Quentin state prison. If you would like a free consultation, please call our office at (510) 452-5500 or send an email inquiry.

We can also set up video-conference meetings or in-person meetings with appropriate precautions and physical distancing if necessary.

Justice does not rest. Please be safe and well.

Haddad & Sherwin LLP