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

Source: Volume 09, Number 04, May/June 2008 , pp.51-55(5)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Limitation of Liability of Prison Employees Without Medical Training: Before beginning a course of Interferon/ Ribavirin to treat Hepatitis C, Michael Glover, an inmate at the Kettle Moraine Correction Institution in Wisconsin, signed a consent form warning that the regimen he was about to begin might “have serious side effects, including but not limited to worsening of liver inflammation, anemia, allergic reaction, heart attack, severe depression, suicide, pneumonia, loss of vision, or thyroid disease. Required Treatment for Hepatitis C: O.Z. Martin, a California state inmate who was first diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1991, claimed that the prison physicians had shown deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs when they failed to refer him for a liver biopsy and otherwise failed to provide proper treatment for the disease. Training Prisoners to Give Themselves Injections: In Turner v. Correctional Medical Services , 479 F. Supp. 453 (D. Del. 2007), the U.S. District Court for the Delaware addresses the question of how much training should be given to inmates who have to give themselves injections.

Keywords: Haferman, fibrosis, bipolar disorder, depression, genotype testing, self-injection, staph infection

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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