My client stabbed and a taxi cab driver and then attempted to flee by carjacking another person at knife point. He was arrested and taken to the Monterey County jail. I was hired by his family to defend him. I went to interview him at the jail and found him to be suicidal.
I notified the Sherriff’s department who run the jail about putting him on suicide watch. I informed the family that he was on suicide watch and found out some days later that he had been placed in general population.
He ultimately hung himself and died. A lawsuit for wrongful death has been brought on behalf of his mother against Monterey County Sherriff’s Department. Taylor Fithian the psychiatrist, City of Monterey Police Department and Community Hospital of Monterey. The case is currently set for a Jury trial sometime in April of 2016. The family is asking for millions of dollars in damages.
I am working in conjunction with the law firm of Hadsell and Stormer with Dan Stormer as lead attorney. Who has in the past been able to win millions of dollars for his clients and is considered one of the top 100 lawyers in the United States. We expect to win a judgment of over $5 Million Dollars for our client.