Deliberate Indifference to Medical Necessity
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
~ Amendment XIII, United States Constitution
According to the 1976 United States Supreme Court case, Estelle v. Gamble, deliberate indifference to medical necessity is considered “cruel and unusual punishment,” and therefore a violation of the Eighth Amendment.
When serious health issues are ignored, medical treatment unreasonably delayed, or someone in custody has received substandard treatment because of “bad medical judgement” that was motivated more by a personal judgement about the crime than a medical judgement about their health, it is illegal and grossly improper.
Read more about our client Andre Sheffield here- http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article24017809.html. This is a particularly egregious case of prison medical malpractice and deliberate indifference.
We use 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 of the U.S. Code to sue individual actors in their individual and official capacities and to vindicate your rights before a judge and jury.
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