Pestana v. Miami-Dade County (16-CV-25350-JAL)

Plaintiff, Raul Pestana, is seeking a volunteer lawyer to represent him in a civil rights case brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1983. The Complaint alleges that while incarcerated in a Miami-Dade County jail, Plaintiff, a disabled veteran with full disability benefits, informed jail staff of his extensive medical and psychiatric diagnoses. Jail staff evaluated Plaintiff and prescribed him medication, but the medication was ineffective. Plaintiff informed jail staff that the prescribed medication was ineffective and filed grievances, but his grievances went unanswered. The Complaint alleges that Defendants were deliberately indifferent to Plaintiff’s medical needs. Plaintiff is no longer incarcerated. If interested, please email FLSD_ProBono@flsd.uscourts.gov.

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