Prison Medical Malpractice Case Studies


Prisoner Dies From Failure of Prison Medical Personnel to Administer Sickle Cell Medications

A 26 year old man was not given his medications to treat his known Sickle Cell disease.  As a result, the man suffered a sickle cell crisis and endured an agonizing death.  A simple blood transfusion could have saved his life.  By the time he was brought to the hospital, it was too late.

Woman Dies From An Undiagnosed and Untreated Small Bowel Obstruction

A woman had severe abdominal cramping and pain.  She requested help from the prison guards.  They thought she was faking a sick call.  Accordingly, they did not give her access to a physician.  She endured several days of pain and suffering before she died at the jail from this very treatable disease process.