Federal Court Permits Family’s Claim for Man Who Died from Untreated Alcohol Withdrawal to Proceed

  • January 13, 2011

Judge Buchwald of the Southern District of New York permitted the lawsuit on behalf of the family of Oswald Livermore to proceed and denied, in part, defendants’ motion for summary judgment. Mr. Livermore died while incarcerated on Rikers Island due to untreated alcohol withdrawal. Jonathan Abady, Katie Rosenfeld, and Debra Greenberger of ECBAWM, along with Jonathan Chasan and Mary Lynne Werlwas of the Legal Aid Society represent Ms. Livermore.