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Author:  Margaret R.  Moreland, J.D., M.S.L.S..

Source: Volume 11, Number 04, May/June 2010 , pp.51-53(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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In July 2007, medical staff at the at the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Co., (USP-Florence) gave Noberto Perez Arocho, an inmate with hepatitis C, a blood test that indicated the disease was damaging his liver. The facility’s clinical director therefore recommended Interferon / Ribavirin treatment, and, in September 2007, the inmate was given a psychological clearance to receive that medication. Since that time, Arocho had actively sought to receive the recommended hepatitis C treatment. Estate of Terry Gee Jr. v. Johnson, 010 U.S. App. LEXIS 3115 (7th Cir. February 16, 2010), considered the circumstances of the death of Terry Gee, a pretrial detainee who developed pneumonia while in the Monroe County, Ind., jail and died after being transferred to a hospital.

Keywords: deliberate indifference, in forma pauperis, Bloomington Hospital and Health Care System, qualified immunity

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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