NV-CURE, a non-profit prisoner advocacy organization, is requesting financial assistance to prosecute a class action civil rights/ADA lawsuit to require Nevada prison officials to provide all prisoners infected with the Hepatitis C Virus with the cure for the disease.
Unfortunately, we are without the financial resources to pursue the case. We have several small legal firm attorneys willing to pursue the case, however, these firms are also without the financial resources to pursue the case through the class certification and preliminary injunction stage of the case. We need help.
Similar class action cases are being pursued in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Minnesota, and Tennessee and should be pursued in every other state. Prisons are a breeding ground for this virus. It is estimated that less than 1% of the general population in the USA is infected with this virus and 17% of the prison population in the USA is infected with this virus. The eradication of this virus in the prison population would reduce the rate of infection in the community, as at least 95% of prisoners are returned to our communities.
NV-CURE is seeking $150,000.00 to finance this litigation through the class certification and preliminary injunction stage of the proceedings. Will you help finance this litigation? If you are able to help, know of a person or organization that may be willing to help, or know of a source of funding for this project, please communicate with me regarding the matter.
As recently recognized in an opinion and order granting a preliminary injunction to Mumia Abu-Jamal in his Hepatitis C case:
“Here, the only conceivable injury Defendants will suffer is monetary. As a result of the grant of this injunction, Defendants will be required to treat Plaintiff with expensive medication. While the Court is sensitive to the realities of budgetary constraints and the difficult decisions prison officials must make, the economics of providing this medication cannot outweigh the Eighth Amendment’s constitutional guarantee of adequate medical care. See Monmouth City Corr. Inst. Inmates, 834 F.2d 326, 336-37 (3rd Cir. 1987)“
All prisoners infected with the hepatitis c virus must be provided with the cure for this disease. Please help in this movement to eradicate this disease from the prison system. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.