Prison officials are obligated under the Eighth Amendment to provide prisoners with adequate medical care. This principle applies regardless of whether the medical care is provided by governmental employees or by private medical staff under contract with the government.
Greg M. Lauer of Lauer & Currie, P.A. is one of the few Florida lawyers who is willing to take on prison officials and billion dollar corporations by vigorously representing inmates who have had their medical needs ignored.
In early 2011, Mr. Lauer won a $1.2 million jury verdict in a Federal case dealing with deliberate indifference to the serious medical needs of a Lee County inmate. Mr. Lauer argued before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in June of 2012 after Corizon appealed the verdict. On September 6, 2012 the Court affirmed the $1,200,000 verdict.
Greg has been successful in suits against Armor Correctional, Prison Health Services, and Corizon.
In early 2012, Mr. Lauer won a $175,000 Federal verdict in a Federal case dealing with a Miami Police officer and an act of excessive force.
Greg is partner of Lauer & Currie, P.A. a full service law firm which is currently representing men and women in various civil rights matters.