Jeff Hornstein 10-17-18
Jeff spoke of a pro bono case he has been working on as a member of the Federal trial bar.
An inmate of Stateville prison has a foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis but the doctor assigned to the prison would not allowed the prisoner to leave in order to get treatment.
The prisoner wants to sue the prison on the basis of not getting treatment is against his constitutional right of no “cruel or unusual punishment”. This can apply to medical conditions after the condition is proven to exist. This is harder because the pain from Plantar Fasciitis is only felt internally with no visible outward signs of injury. And secondly that an attending doctor has shown “deliberate indifference” for the condition. The case has been dragging on over a year.
This is not typical of the work Jeff is seeking but if you have any business cases that need a lawyer, give him a call.