Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Section 1983 Civil Rights Claim Allowed to Proceed



In the case of Reed v. City of Philadelphia, No. 20-3640 (E.D. Pa. June 17, 2021 DuBois, J.), the court denied a city and doctor’s Motions to Dismiss the Plaintiff’s §1983 Civil Rights Claims filed over a decedent’s suicide in jail.

The court found that the Plaintiff, who was the administratrix of the decedent’s estate, had adequately pled a monell’s claim based upon allegations of inadequate training.

The court additionally found that the Plaintiff had adequately pled that the doctor’s deliberate indifference to the decedent’s serious medical needs allowed the case to proceed.

The court also denied the doctor’s Motion to Dismiss the punitive damages claim presented.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.  The companion Order can be viewed HERE.


Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (July 6, 2021).

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