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Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria Continues the Fight to Help Victims of Childhood Sexual Assault

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP was in bankruptcy court this week representing child victims in their battle with the Diocese of Buffalo.

Partner, Rick Weisbeck, called out the child molesters masquerading as priests, former bishops, pastors, and other church officials describing them as “weak men who lack character” and who put their own interests above the interests of the child victims.

He stated that the child victims were sent to Catholic schools and churches to learn values that would guide them in adulthood to “always do the right thing”.

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of The Estate of a Deceased Detainee Who Died in The Erie County Holding Center Due to Lack of Adequate Medical Attention

Today, lawyers from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Estate of Sean Riordan.

Riordan died on his 30th birthday due to lack of adequate medical attention, care, and treatment while he was in the care and custody of Erie County, the Sheriff, and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department. The lawsuit asserts that the County and Sherriff and others violated the constitutional rights of Riordan, including his rights to adequate medical care and freedom from the unlawful use of force by government agents, and due process of law.

Melissa Wischerath, one of the attorneys on the case, points out that, “By depriving people in its custody of adequate medical care, Erie County and the Sherriff have become the judge, jury and executioner for detainees in its custody. Sean Riordan was charged with a minor traffic violation and did not deserve to be sentenced to death by medical neglect.”

On June 5, 2022, after suffering for days in plain view of his jailers, Sean Riordan went into cardiac arrest somewhere in the jail. The lawsuit claims that the cardiac arrest was brought on by lack of adequate medical attention, care, and treatment and/or unlawful force.

$95 Million Jury Verdict Awarded in Monroe County Child Victims Act Case

Attorney Amy Keller recently obtained a $95 million jury verdict for her client, a Rochester man, who is the victim of childhood sexual abuse.

In a front-page story, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported on the significant verdict handed down by a Monroe County jury in this Child Victims Act case. ABC news affiliate WHAM13 also spoke with attorney Amy Keller for their report on this case.