May 18, 2017 Government Liability
GMSR successfully defends nurses and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in summary judgment appeal arising from jail death

The Ninth Circuit today affirmed summary judgment in favor of GMSR’s clients—the County of Los Angeles and a group of its employees—who were accused of deliberate indifference to a jailed patient’s medical needs.  The trial court found that the plaintiffs failed to produce evidence to support their claim against the group of nurses and the sheriff’s deputy who attended their relative before his death, and the Ninth Circuit agreed.  Jonathan Eisenman and Alison Turner briefed the appeal.

Williams v. Cnty. of Los Angeles, 695 Fed. Appx. 192 (9th Cir. 2017)

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