Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Victims of Prison Guard Misconduct in Florida
Prison guards and corrections officers have a responsibility to maintain safety at the prison or jail where they are employed. However, sometimes instead of creating a safe environment for inmates, prison guards cause more harm than good to inmates in the facility they secure. Unfortunately, some prison officers use too much force on inmates to the point that an inmate is seriously injured or even killed. If you or a loved one suffered from that kind of abuse, you need to contact a Florida prison guard attorney at Lauer & Currie, P.A.
Suffocation Concerns in Florida Jails and Prisons
Sometimes jail or prison guards abuse the inmates they supervise. When a prison guard uses excessive force on an inmate that unnecessarily causes serious injury or death, the inmate’s Constitutional rights may be violated. For example, where an inmate’s death results from asphyxiation or suffocation that results from a prison guard choking an inmate or putting extreme pressure on the back or neck during the course of restraint, an inmate’s rights may have been violated by the misconduct of the correctional officer.
Correctional officers must be properly trained on what they can and cannot do when applying force to an inmate and to immediately recognize when an inmate shows signs of being unable to breath. Unfortunately, sometimes guards in jails and prisons continue to apply force beyond what is reasonable such that an inmate is actually suffocated to death from lack of air.
What Are My Inmate Rights After an Incident with a Correctional Officer?
When an inmate dies from an incident with a prison guard where too much force was applied, a lawsuit may be filed on behalf of the deceased inmate claiming a violation of the inmate’s constitutional rights as well as a claim for civil damages. The experienced prison guard misconduct attorneys at Lauer & Currie, P.A. can evaluate your case to determine what claims your loved one may have for the injustice they experienced while in prison.
We seek to hold jails and prisons, and their staff, accountable for the wrongdoing that caused the wrongful death of an inmate. Our attorneys are equipped to take appropriate legal action against correctional officers and jail guards employed by government institutions or private companies. We are prepared to put together a legal course of action to help vindicate the rights of you or your loved one who was harmed by prison guard misconduct.
How Can a Florida Inmate Wrongful Death Attorney Help?
When a loved one dies in prison, sometimes it is difficult for family members to get answers about what really happened behind bars. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Lauer & Currie, P.A. are experienced with litigating prison cases involving inmate deaths. Our attorneys know what questions to ask and how to investigate to uncover the truth as to what really happened that caused the death of a loved one. Our attorneys help pursue justice for families when the truth indicates that the wrongful death could have been avoided. Our offices are located in Fort Lauderdale and we serve clients throughout Florida’s jails, including those in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade County.
Call Lauer & Currie, P.A. Today for Help with Your Prison Guard Misconduct or Jail Death Case
If you or a loved one were harmed by the misconduct of a prison guard especially where a wrongful death was caused from suffocation or asphyxiation, call the experienced attorneys at Lauer & Currie, P.A. today for an initial consultation. Our inmate rights attorneys are experienced in litigating cases involving correctional officer abuse. You can reach us online or by calling 954-533-4498 to speak with a Florida prison guard misconduct attorney today.