Attorneys Sheehan & Simpler Obtain Defense Verdict in Federal Court in Montgomery
Attorneys Winston Sheehan and Miland Simpler successfully defended a claim in the Middle District of Alabama against two Autauga County correctional officers alleging that the officers were deliberately indifferent to an inmate’s serious medical need, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The plaintiff claimed that his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in his chest repeatedly shocked him during a 24-hour hold at the jail, that he had a known cardiac condition, and exhibited other physical signs of a need for medical treatment. The plaintiff claimed the officers and the jail’s medical staff were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs while he was at the jail.