Denial of Healthcare
Civil Rights Behind Bars
The Constitution requires prisons to make sure people who are imprisoned get the medical care they need. In reality, this care is often very poor. Worse still, many jails and prisons have outsourced their medical and mental health care responsibilities to private corporations, who are motivated to provide as little care as possible in order to make a profit.
Prisons, and jails, and their private medical contractors must take their obligation to provide medical and mental healthcare seriously, and we work hard to provide justice in situations where those obligations were ignored.
At Loevy + Loevy, we have brought dozens of cases alleging denial of medical care to people who are imprisoned. We take on all different types of cases involving denials of medical care, with a focus on death in custody and catastrophic medical injuries. We think that prison and jail staff should take their constitutional obligation to provide medical care seriously, and we work hard to make sure to provide justice in situations where those obligations were ignored.
Loevy + Loevy has extensive experience representing men and women in custody in jail or prison. We have filed over 100 cases concerning prisoners’ rights. We have taken on individual clients and represented classes of prisoners numbering in the thousands. We have obtained highly favorable verdicts and settlements for prisoners and/or their loved ones. For more information on our successes, visit our Big Wins page.
Loevy + Loevy has represented prisoners or their loved ones in states all over the country, including Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Wisconsin, and more.
When we take a case, it’s because we believe that a serious constitutional violation has occurred and we are committed to trying to achieve justice for our client. Even though many cases eventually reach settlement, we approach each case with an eye toward getting it into a courtroom. Loevy + Loevy is known for its willingness to take hard cases to trial (and win them), and has a nationally recognized reputation for success in the courtroom.
We always work on a contingency basis in prisoners’ rights cases, so you will not be on the hook for any attorney fees unless we win.
Many prisoners’ rights cases require medical or correctional experts to give opinions about the standard of care in the correctional setting. These experts and other costs associated with civil litigation can cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. Loevy + Loevy agrees to front the costs for our clients so that they can vindicate their constitutional rights even if they cannot afford to pay.
If you or your loved one is being denied adequate conditions of confinement while in jail or prison, contact us today for a free consultation. You can call us at (312) 243-5900, toll-free (888) 644-6459, or contact us online.
You can also write us at:
Loevy + Loevy
Attn: Prisoners’ Rights
311 North Aberdeen St., 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60607
If you are currently incarcerated, please remember to write “Legal Mail” or “Attorney Mail” on the envelope.