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Detainee’s death prompts Eighth Amendment claim (access required)

Where the record suggested that some detainees with Hepatitis C were excluded from treatment until they got sicker, the jury will decide if the medical director and chief physician for the Virginia Department of Corrections, or VDOC, violated the Eighth Amendment’s right to adequate medical care of a detainee who died from liver cancer. Background This case ...