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Treatment of detainee is jury question (access required)

Where the doctor argued he was simply following prison guidelines when he treated a detainee suffering from Hepatitis C, but the record showed he failed to order additional testing when the patient’s bloodwork exceeded the thresholds in the same guidelines, a jury will decide whether the doctor was deliberately indifferent. Background This case arises from the death ...