Jon Burge torture survivor Keith Walker,
wrongly imprisoned three decades,
sues the Midnight Crew, City & top cops
Rare legal settlements demand officers pay too
Man who spent 27 years in prison exonerated of friend’s murder
Wrongfully convicted man awarded record amount
Alleged police-torture victim tastes freedom
Freed prisoner enjoys ‘first day of the rest of my life’
Ruling Tosses Parts of City Disorderly Conduct Law: Activists Sued After Being Arrested for Leafleting Near Armed Forces Recruiting Booth
Paraplegic claims indicted cops ridiculed him
Family of autistic boy sues city, police board
Man freed by clemency act: ‘I can breathe’
Cop accused of hitting handcuffed teen
Lawsuit claims cops lied about crash that killed 8-year-old
Clout-heavy contractor to pay $12 million in fraud settlement
Man imprisoned for nearly 25 years certified innocent
Exonerated man is taking Burge to court
Cops review time in custody: Ex-suspect’s suit says city police aren’t adhering to 48-hour limit
Glenview police board fires cop accused of lying at trial
Denial of Medical Care
The Supreme Court has recognized that the Constitution requires prison officials to provide medical care to prisoners in their care. Yet as our prisons and jails become more overpopulated, prisoners are increasingly denied the medical and mental health treatment that they need. 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.
At Loevy & Loevy, we have brought dozens of cases alleging denial of medical care under the Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. We take on all different types of cases involving denials of medical care, from cases involving a death in custody to cases where there is no lasting permanent injury. 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 offices in Chicago and Denver, but we take cases across the country and have represented prisoners or their loved ones in states all over the country, including Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Alabama, Arkansas, 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.
Please keep in mind that all legal claims have deadlines—called statutes of limitations—that require you to file a lawsuit within a certain period of time in order to preserve your legal rights. These deadlines can be quite short (sometimes within six months to a year) and do not stop running even while you are looking for legal representation.
Topic: Police Misconduct
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COPA and CPD continue to hide details about its investigation in violation of the Freedom of Information Act CHICAGO – The City’s long-running Sgt. Ronald Watts scandal took a new turn today as one of his victims sued the city for its failure to release its own full report on the Chicago police officers who… Read More