Dave was extremely professional but more importantly I was treated as a person not a case. He always returned calls and emails in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend Dave to help with legal needs! -Jennifer S.

As someone who never had a lawyer, David made everything as simple as possible. He is very easy to communicate with and provides all the answers and support you will ever need. If I ever need a lawyer again, David will be my first choice to contact. -Andrew

I was falsely accused of something and had an order filed against me. Ben represented me during court and successfully had the order dismissed. He also went above and beyond to make sure it would not show up on my record. – Brittany.

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Inmates with Diabetes Have Rights when Medical Care Is Ignored


Inmates that receive poor medical care for Diabetes while incarcerated have protections under State and Federal law. Inmates may bring a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 if they can establish that their constitutional rights were violated by guards or medical staff. The most common constitutional amendment implicated by inmates with diabetes is the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment including inadequate medical care. Inmates with diabetes may also bring claims against state and municipal prisons and jails under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lastly, in prisons and jails that receive federal funding, inmates with diabetes may bring claims under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504).

If you or a loved one of yours has diabetes and received improper medical care while detatined in a Tennessee county, state, or federal prison, you should contact an attorney to protect your legal rights. David Raybin or Vince Wyatt may be reached at 615.256.6666