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New York City Prison Guard Misconduct Attorney

Prison Guard Misconduct Attorney in Manhattan, New York

It is widely known that in every group of people trying to do the right thing, there are always a few that do the wrong thing. This applies to the general population, leading some people to end up in prison. Once inside the prison, this same issue applies again and often, some of the people that are doing the wrong thing aren’t just inmates — they are prison guards, too. Prison guards have a lot of power over inmates and some of them fail to use their power for good. Unfortunately, this abuse of power can sometimes result in serious injury to an inmate that may not have been warranted. If you have been the victim of prison guard misconduct in New York City, Swerling Law is here to stand up for your rights. Contact Swerling Law today to learn how our firm can help.

Inmate Rights

Even in prison, inmates still have certain rights and it is important to be aware of what those are. The NYC Department of Corrections is not permitted to discriminate against any inmate based on his or her race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political belief. When designating work assignments, discipline, or classification, prison guards have to give you an equal opportunity. Additionally, all inmates have the right to safety. Unfortunately, some prison guards physically and sexually abuse inmates. If you have suffered abuse from a prison guard, it is important to report their misconduct to someone inside the facility. The sad reality is that even though there are systems put in place to hold prison guards accountable for their misconduct, these instances are often covered up and the victims never receive justice. If you have been the victim of abuse by a guard in prison, contact Swerling Law today to learn how we can help.

Notable Cases

Swerling Law has had success helping those who suffered abuse in prison get the justice they deserve. In fact, Swerling Law helped a child inmate at a detention center recover $261,000 after a guard body slammed him, resulting in an open head injury that required staples in 2017.

Contact a NYC Prison Guard Misconduct Attorney

If you have been the victim of prison guard misconduct in New York City, do not feel afraid to stand up to the law. Swerling Law can help you find justice during this difficult time and is committed to making sure your instance of abuse does not get swept under the rug like so many others do. We will help you achieve the settlement you are entitled to. Contact Swerling Law today to discuss your situation.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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