Philadelphia Civil Rights Attorneys

Get Answers After Losing A Loved One To Prison Suicide

After losing someone to suicide in prison, you may have a number of questions.

How did this happen? Why did this happen? Could something have been done to prevent this?

Losing a loved one to suicide is extremely difficult, regardless of the circumstances. You deserve answers.

Gay Chacker & Mittin, P.C., in Philadelphia has decades of experience battling police brutality and fighting for civil rights in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the surrounding states. Our lawyers help families who have lost loved ones to prison suicide learn what really happened and, when appropriate, hold negligent parties accountable.

Find Out What Happened: Causes Of Inmate Suicide

Many factors that lead to suicide in jail, prison and other detention facilities. While depression, drug or alcohol abuse, and mental illness can lead to suicidal tendencies, improper supervision and support of inmates who struggle with such conditions can result in suicide.

If your loved one did not receive the supervision or care he or she needed resulting in prison suicide, our lawyers can help you hold the institution responsible.

Prisons in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been known to have problems with prisoner mistreatment. A common cause of suicide behind bars is the failure to provide detainees with sufficient medical or mental health care or supervision. It is critical that the utmost care and appropriate suicide watch are provided to any inmate who displays behavior that suggests intent to commit suicide. Jails, prisons and other detention facilities have certain obligations to provide this care, and after a failure to prevent inmate suicide, they can and should be held accountable.

Take Action, Fight For Civil Rights

Our civil rights attorneys will work hard to get you answers, justice and fair compensation for your loss. Of course, no amount of compensation can even begin to make up for the loss of a loved one. Nonetheless, it is important that civil rights violations do not go unnoticed and that you do not face financial burdens because of this tragedy.

Contact us today to discuss your loss with an attorney at our firm. We offer free initial legal consultations, and there is no obligation to hire us. We charge you no legal fees unless we recover financial compensation for you.

Call us today at 877-577-5796 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced lawyer.