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Civil/Human Rights - Verdict in favor of Plaintiff in the amount of US$8,300,000

Case Name:M.H. v. Alameda County, et al.
Case Number:C11-2868 JST
Verdict Date:2015-02-09
Outcome TypeSettlement
Court:Civil rights violations causing the wrongful death of a 50 year old, alcoholic, jail inmate. Case brought by decedent, Martin Harrison\'s four adult children.

Plaintiff's Complaint:
Civil rights violations causing the wrongful death of a 50 year old, alcoholic, jail inmate. Case brought by decedent, Martin Harrison\'s four adult children.

Injury, Damage, or Loss:
All non-economic damages stemming from the death of Plaintiffs\' father in jail. Plaintiffs were four adult children of decedent.

Defendant's Wrongdoing:
Defendant Corizon Health, Inc., a national for-profit jail healthcare corporation, provided deliberately indifferent medical care to decedent, including staffing jail with uncredentialed Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN\'s) to provide assessments and patient plans that California law requires must be performed by Registered Nurses (RN\'s) or higher. Due to lack of competent medical care, decedent went into severe alcohol withdrawal, and was Tased and beaten to death by Alameda County jail deputies, while he was hallucinating in life threatening Delirium Tremens.

Plaintiff's Attorneys:
Michael J. Haddad and Julia Sherwin of HADDAD & SHERWIN, 505 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612; Tel: (510) 452-5500; representing all Plaintiffs for entire case through trial.\n\nRichard H. Friedman of FRIEDMAN - RUBIN, 1126 Highland Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337; Tel: (360) 782-4300; Co-Counsel for Plaintiffs at trial

Defendant's Attorneys:
J. Randall Andrada and Catherine E. Koss, ANDRADA & ASSOC., Oakland, CA; Counsel for Defendants County of Alameda, Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, Matthew Ahlf, Alejandro Valverde, Joshua Swetnam, Roberto Martinez, Zachary Litvinchuk, Ryan Madigan, Michael Bareno, Fernando Rojas-Castaneda, Shawn Sobrero, Solomon Unubun, Megan Hast, A.S.W.;\n\nWilliam W. Drury, Jr. and Jeffrey S. Hunter, Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, P.A., Phoenix, AZ; Counsel for Defendants County of Alameda, Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, Matthew Ahlf, Alejandro Valverde, Joshua Swetnam, Roberto Martinez, Zachary Litvinchuk, Ryan Madigan, Michael Bareno, Fernando Rojas-Castaneda, Shawn Sobrero, Solomon Unubun, Megan Hast, A.S.W.;\n\nNancy E. Hudgins and Matthew M. Grigg, Law Offices of Nancy E. Hudgins, San Francisco, CA; Counsel for Defendants Corizon Health, Inc., Harold Orr, M.D.;\n\nMartha M. Stringer, Williams & Associates, Sacramento, CA; Counsel for Defendant Zelda Sancho, L.V.N.

Judge/Arbitrator/Mediator:
United States District Judge Jon S. Tigar (N.D. Cal.)\n\nUnited States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler (N.D. Cal.)

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Published on Apr-29-16


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