Law Offices of Popper & Yatvin
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