Medical Malpractice In Jails & Prisons
The attorneys at Rosenblum & Reisman have successfully handled numerous claims against hospitals, doctors and clinics for medical malpractice and have developed a reputation for being one of the top medical malpractice firms in the state of Tennessee. Rosenblum & Reisman has also handled numerous claims against jails and prisons and the healthcare providers in those facilities. Inmates and prisoners have the same rights as any other person with regard to their medical care. If an inmate or prisoner needs medical care in a jail or prison, the facility has a duty to provide such care and has a further duty to make sure that the care provided meets the standard of care. A failure to provide appropriate medical care in a jail or prison is malpractice just as if the inmate or prisoner was in a hospital as opposed to being in a correctional facility.
Most jails and prisons have a contract with a private company to provide medical care to inmates and prisoners. The attorneys at Rosenblum & Reisman have successfully handled numerous claims against both these private companies for their failure to provide the appropriate medical care to inmates and prisoners. Some jails and prisons are also run by private for profit companies and the attorneys at Rosenblum & Reisman have also successfully handled numerous claims against these private correctional companies and have also sued numerous municipalities that manage these facilities as well for their failure to provide appropriate care to those individuals in their custody.
If an inmate or prisoner suffers an injury or dies while in the care and custody of a correctional facility, this individual and/or his or her family may be able to recover a significant amount of money for the injury or death caused by the facility. The lawyers at Rosenblum & Reisman have the experience to handle these types of claims.