Settlement for Failure to Provide Adequate Medicate Care to Inmate

The Case: We represented an insulin-dependent diabetic who was not administered her medicine while incarcerated at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. The nursing staff at the jail failed to do a medical evaluation upon her booking, instead placing her in a holding cell while her condition worsened. She gradually reached a critical point and became gravely ill. Her diabetic ketoacidosis was so complex by the time she arrived at the hospital that she developed pancreatitis, as well as a host of pulmonary complications. The conduct of the officers violated the jail's policies, and the nursing care fell below the standard, resulting in resolution to the case prior to trial.

The Outcome: 

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