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.
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