Rikers Island Inmate Who Was Assaulted by Another Inmate Received $130,000.00 Settlement

A Rikers Island inmate who was being detained awaiting trial when he was assaulted by another inmate agreed to accept the City of New York’s settlement offer in the amount of $130,000.00 to finally resolve the Federal Lawsuit he filed in the Eastern District of New York.

The Rikers Island inmate who was assaulted was being housed in a low-risk area of the detention center at Rikers when the correction officers announced that he was being transferred to another area. Although the inmate expressed his concern to the correction officers that he was afraid for his safety because the area he was being transferred to housed violent criminals and gang members, they ignored his pleas. Once transferred, the inmate who was assaulted attempted to use the phone, and while doing so, he was attacked by a Bloods Gang Member. The Bloods Gang Member hit the assaulted inmate about the face with a weapon he handmade and fractured the inmate’s jaw. The inmate’s fractured jaw required surgery which included metal wiring and plates.

The inmate who was assaulted also alleged that the correction officers delayed in getting him the immediate medical attention that he needed. The case was settled before a Federal Court Judge in EDNY.

Michael Redenburg represented the inmate and represents victims of the NYPD and police brutality. Mr. Redenburg has been recognized by three (3) different organizations which are invitation only and peer reviewed. In 2014-2016 Michael Redenburg was named a SuperLawyer, NY Metro Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and no more than 2.5% of lawyers in a state are given this rating. Attorney Redenburg was also named a Top 40 Under 40 attorney by American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) and ASLA limits its membership to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide. Additionally, in 2014-2016 Attorney Redenburg was named Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, which is invitation only, based on nomination and peer reviewed.

Mr. Redenburg maintains an office at 32 Broadway, Suite 412, New York, NY 10004.

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