Firm files civil rights action for death at Martinez jail

April 13, 2015 – The firm filed a complaint today on behalf of Shaun Anderson, the son of a Martinez Jail detainee, Robert Anderson, whose death allegedly resulted from civil rights violations and negligence on the part of jail employees. The late Mr. Anderson initially visited the hospital with symptoms of pneumonia, among other diagnoses, for which he was prescribed medication and care instructions that were largely disregarded upon his return to jail.  Mr. Anderson spent the next several weeks in and (mostly) out of the hospital without access to proper medical care which, the lawsuit contends, ultimately led to his demise. Service of the complaint on the County of Contra Costa, its Sheriff and several other allegedly responsible party defendants is pending.