Correctional healthcare involves providing medical, dental, and mental health services to inmate/ patients in the unique setting of prisons and jails. Lawsuits filed by prisoners may involve state law medical malpractice claims, but more often are federal civil rights claims for Deliberate Indifference. The law of Deliberate Indifference is grounded in the 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution, one’s right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. The defense of these serious civil rights claims involves a complex body of civil rights, medical malpractice, and administrative law.
The lawyers at Chimpoulis & Hunter have experience and a proven track record of success in representing individual correctional medical personnel, as well as the corporate entities that employ them.