Brooklyn, NY asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for New York

Q: Do I have rights if I was the emergency contact of a person who died in jail unexpectedly

He died in nys jail they said he just died before he arrived at the hospital and I wanted to make sure because we wasn't able to get an autopsy because he had a Muslim card from years before when he was incarcerated he never liked pork and they would give different meals if you said u was Muslim He sounded perfectly fine and dandy when u spoke with himIs there a way we can look at video phone calls just anything out of the ordinary because he didn't deserve to die when he wanted to live every single day we spoke And he was 34 two weeks shy of his 35 I need to know medications any other inmates to testify of before of what really happened

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: The claim would have to be filed by his next of kin.

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