Coppage’s attorneys, Victor Glasberg, Esq., Jeanne Goldberg, Esq., with Victor Glasberg & Associates in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as Jonathan Shapiro, Esq., and Michael Lieberman, Esq., with Jonathan Shapiro & Associates, PC, also in Alexandria, filed suit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging constitutional and state law violations. The suit accused medical staff of cruel and unusual punishment for their failure to adequately address Coppage’s medical needs.
On November 7, 1995, summary judgment was granted the defendants with the finding that Coppage had received a reasonable standard of care under the circumstances. Furthermore, the court determined the defendants were protected by qualified immunity even had the federal claims survived. However, Coppage’s state claims of malpractice and gross negligence survived summary Judgment. See: Coppage v. Mann, et al., U.S.D.C., E.D.-VA., Alexandria, #95-208-A. 906 F. Supp. 1025; 1995 U.S. Dist.
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Coppage v. Mann
|Cite||U.S.D.C., E.D.-VA., Alexandria, #95-208-A. 906 F. Supp. 1025; 1995 U.S. Dist.|