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Tennessee Prison Negligence Attorneys

Unreasonable Force By Jail And Prison Officials

There are many ways prison and jail personnel can cause neglectful and abusive situations for prisoners. Jail and prison abuse often occur when more force than is necessary is used to control inmates.

A prison guard can only use reasonable force to control you and other inmates. If the force is excessive, it can be considered abuse or assault. Some examples of excessive force by prison and jail personnel are:

Dangerous Situations Caused By Other Inmates

Another common result of prison and jail negligence is violence from other inmates. Correctional officers must take reasonable care to protect you from violence from other inmates, but they do not always do so.

Also, the prison should take steps to prevent physical and verbal abuse between inmates from occurring. Common situations in prison include beating, stabbing, and sexual assault by other inmates.

If the prison fails to take reasonable measures to protect you from physical, verbal, and sexual abuse from other prisoners, you could have a prison negligence claim.

In many situations, the law requires you to prove the jail or prison should have known about a heightened risk from the particular inmate who causes the assault. In other cases, it may be sufficient to show the jail or prison was inadequately staffed.

Wrongful Death In Jail Or Prison

Sometimes, a jail or prison could be liable for a prisoner’s death. This might happen due to deadly force by a guard, allowing an inmate to engage in fatal assault, or withholding physical or mental health treatment to prevent death. There are many cases where a prisoner dies because of a treatable medical condition. For example, a prisoner passed away in recent years after not being treated for pneumonia. Others might suffer fatal injuries in a fight that guards fail to stop.

If you lost a loved one while they were in prison, you might have a wrongful death claim based on prison negligence. Our compassionate legal team can evaluate whether you have a valid claim.

Contact A Nashville Prison Negligence Attorney Today

Hiring an attorney is critical if you or a loved one has been abused or neglected in jail or prison. You have the right to hold facilities accountable for preventable harm suffered due to physical violence or untreated medical issues in prison.

Our law firm can review your case at no cost to you and determine if there is a cause for action. If you decide to file a claim, we handle every step of the legal process. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation about a possible Tennessee prison negligence case.