The family of a man who spent more than 15 years in solitary confinement at Western State Hospital in Staunton is suing.
They say Western State Hospital, several physicians, and the commonwealth unconstitutionally kept Cesar Chumil in segregation and denied him adequate medical care.
The family is seeking more than $100 million in a lawsuit filed in Charlottesville Circuit Court.
Western State Hospital staff said Chumil was kept in a three-room suite because he was too dangerous to be around other patients. He died of cancer in 2009.
A series of town hall-style meetings for Charlottesville's neighborhoods will continue on May 23 with a meeting for residents of the Martha Jefferson and Little High neighborhoods.