I was recently incarcerated in the Doc. Shortly before my release a guard closed a security door on my head. This nearly severed my ear and caused head trauma that is on going. I was refused emergency care and cat scans and mris. I was stitched by a non practitioner nurse -11 stitches. I am now experiencing several issues including hearing loss.
You certainly have the right to speak with an attorney. Contact one soon, as there are strict time constraints.
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You have an absolute right to appropriate medical care while incarcerated. If you were injured by being deni9ed same or as a result of negligence contact local counsel to get compensation.
You should look for an attorney immediately using this site's search feature or calling the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. There is an absolute duty on the part of your jailers to provide appropriate medical care and the failure to do so is negligence and in some circumstances can be a violation of your civil rights. I would also suggest that you follow up with a physician regarding your head injury and hearing loss. Good luck.
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How recently? If you have a viable claim for the injury itself you have to get a lawyer quickly to preserve your right to make that claim. The claim involving the lack of treatment would be very weak as a civil rights claim. The fact that you got enough medical attention to care for your wound is probably enough to defeat a deliberate indifference claim. If you have any claim for damages based on medical malpractice for the delay in treatment, the time to give notice of that claim is also ticking.
We can't recommend specific Boston civil rights lawyers in this forum, but the lawyer finder tool is excellent
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