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Immigrant Death Suit Advances Against Jail (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says the “deliberate indifference” standard applies to medical treatment for a German national detained on immigration violations, and after the man died of a heart attack caused by bacterial endocarditis, his estate may sue the Piedmont Regional Jail Authority under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for its alleged deliberate indifference to ...