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CSVL Attorney Eric Frisch Secures Summary Judgment in Correctional Medicine Case

February 20, 2022

CSVL Partner Eric Frisch secured summary judgment in favor of a correctional medicine company in Chatham County State Court. Plaintiff was a sheriff’s deputy assigned to the medical unit, where the company provided health services to detainees. While a detainee was being escorted to medical, there was an altercation, resulting in the deputy being injured. The deputy sued the correctional medicine company, claiming that the failure to treat the detainee for a mental health condition caused the altercation. The Court granted summary judgment, ruling that the correctional medicine company did not have control over the detainee within the meaning of Georgia law.

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