United States District Judge Sara Lioi has denied a motion for summary judgment by Dr. Malvasi and one of his staff members. Her Order was issued on  August 8, 2012.  They were sued for failing to provide adequate medical care to Kurt Platzer who experienced severe alcohol withdrawal at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren, Ohio.  He experienced delirium and seizures and died as a result of his injuries at a local hospital on June 28, 2009.  This is a significant ruling because the Court has stated that the facts, if accepted by a jury, would support a determination that the defendants acted with deliberate indifference to a serious medical need of the Mr. Platzer, which is a very high standard to achieve.  Claims against Trumbull County and its employees were previously settled for $250,000.00 .  Al Gerhardstein served as lead counsel.  Also representing the plaintiff were Cleveland attorneys David Malik and Sam Riotte and Youngstown attorney Dan Keating.

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