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Negligence – Wrongful Death – Sovereign Immunity – Inmate Medical Needs (access required)

A defendant county sheriff’s office does not have sovereign immunity from plaintiff estate’s claim that defendants were negligent in failing to allow for an ordered follow-up examination for a jail inmate who had complained of severe headaches and who died of untreated brain abscesses, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court says. According to the complaint, only after ...