Richard Wann's case names numerous defendants, including St. Francois County, Public Administrator Kenneth Rohrer, and the attorneys and judge on his case along with the local hospital and nursing home he lived in for eight and a half months.
"Thus began the nightmare of involuntary imprisonment," Wann's attorney Stephen Banton alleged.
Wann is seeking a jury trial and any damages the court deems appropriate.
Banton filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on June 8, 2015.
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