T.J. Preuss, with the legal briefing assistance of Adam Davis, reached a $3,587,500 settlement on behalf of the family of a detainee of a County Department of Corrections. The main defendants in the case were the County and its private correctional healthcare provider. The case involved allegations of excessive force and deliberate indifference to the medical needs of the detainee. The detainee, a 35 year old man, entered the County jail physically healthy but with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder that was confirmed by a local mental health facility hours prior to his arrest. We claimed that he did not receive the psychiatric or medical care that he required, and officers used force on him as a result of his mental condition as opposed to initiating medical care. On his eighth day of detention, he was urgently released to a state mental hospital. The mental hospital was unable to treat his physical deterioration, and he was emergently rushed to a trauma center where he died approximately 24 hours later. The decedent left a wife and two young children.