Medication treatment for opioid addiction can save lives and put recovery and rehabilitation within reach. But many prisons and jails outsource medical treatment to for-profit corporations that may refuse to provide this standard treatment. Instead, incarcerated people are forced into painful and life-threatening detox, putting them at risk of relapse, overdose, and even death, just so a company can save a few bucks.
At Tycko & Zavareei, LLP, we have a long history of holding corporations accountable for violating people’s basic rights. And we have reason to believe that for-profit companies are putting their bottom line before their patients’ lives, health, and dignity. They might think that, because their patients are incarcerated, no one will help them fight back. But they’re wrong. We are investigating companies that wrongly deny necessary medical treatment for opioid addiction to those in jail or prison.
If you, your loved one, or your patient has an opioid addiction but was denied medical treatment for it while in prison or jail, we want to hear from you. Please click here to share your story. A lawyer will review your submission and get in touch if we need more information.
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