Attorney Steven DeBraccio Successfully Defended an Appeal from a Grant of Summary Judgement

Attorney Steven DeBraccio successfully defended an appeal from a grant of summary judgment at the Second Circuit, dismissing plaintiff’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint against our clients.  Plaintiff alleged that he suffered necrotizing pancreatitis has a result of deficient medical care while in jail.  Jessica Darrow also assisted in successfully moving for summary judgment before the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, and Mr. DeBraccio defended the District Court’s decision at the Second Circuit, arguing, among other things, that there was no policy to deprive inmates (including plaintiff) of his civil right to healthcare, and that staff were not deliberately indifferent to plaintiff’s medical needs and thus complied with their constitutional obligations.