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Fresno, CA (November 9, 2012) – A Madera County jury awarded surgeon Muhammed Anwar, M.D. $3.3 million dollars on November 8, 2012 in his suit against California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.   Dr. Anwar was represented by attorney Mike Ball of Fresno’s McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth law firm.  Beginning in 1990, Dr. Anwar provided surgical services to inmates at Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla under a State contract.  When Valley State Prison for Women opened in 1995, Dr. Anwar also began providing surgical services to its inmates.  Over the years, California’s prison population ballooned, and Dr. Anwar restricted his own private practice to provide surgical care to the women inmates in these large Chowchilla prisons.  In the summer of 2005, CDCR abruptly terminated Dr. Anwar without notice or explanation.  It took seven years to get the case in front of a jury.  After deliberation, the jury concluded that the State breached its longtime contract with Dr. Anwar, violated his State Constitutional rights and awarded him monetary damages. 

 A 10-minute DVD shown to the jury is available upon request or can be viewed via the following link.  Content shows the lack of fair procedure provided to Dr. Anwar.

The law firm of McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP was founded in 1951 in Fresno. McCormick Barstow has since grown to over 100 attorneys in five states and is the largest law firm in the San Joaquin Valley. McCormick Barstow is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation. The firm combines the individual talents of attorneys with diverse backgrounds and experiences into a multi-faceted civil law firm. McCormick Barstow has offices in Fresno, CA, Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Modesto, CA; and Seattle, WA and expertise in over 20 practice areas.

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