Law Offices of Popper & Yatvin
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Diabetes Class Action

Having been involved in two prior cases involving failure to
provide appropriate care to persons with diabetes in police
custody, it was with a sense of both
deja vu and consternation
that we learned of yet another such incident occurring in April of
1999. Our client, a 48 year-old businessman, suffers from
diabetes mellitus and is insulin dependant.  He has what is known
as a Type 1 diabetes (commonly called “juvenile diabetes”).  

The case over the treatment, or lack thereof, he received at the
hands of the Philadelphia Police Department, became a class
action.  The resulting class settlement provided monetary
damages to approximately 150 detainees and an agreement to
improve police training and procedures on diabetes.

Class Certification Decision

Diabetes Forecast

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