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Author:  Margaret R.  Moreland, JD, MSLS.

Source: Volume 15, Number 01, November/December 2013 , pp.3-5(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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A diabetic pretrail detainee dies in custody from lack of insulin and his sister subsequently filed a complaint in federal court against several jail officials; Williamson County; Health Professionals, Ltd.; Dr Chhabra; and RN Reynolds. A Connecticut prisoner brings an action against several prison doctors in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleging that he had been placed on a nutritionally inadequate liquid diet on two separate occasions, that it was unrelated to the declared purpose of deterring acts of self-injury, and that the diet was provided without medical supervision. A Pennsylvania inmate files a complaint in federal court alleging, among other things, that he had received inadequate medical care after he develops liver cancer.

Keywords: Currie v. Chhabra,—F.3d; Ruiz v. Blanchette; Farmer v. Brennan; Colon-Montanez v. Pa. Healthcare Serv. Staffs,—F.3d

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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