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U.S. Appeals Court: MEDICATION DELIBERATE INDIFFERENCE.

Zentmyer v. Kendall County. Ill., 220 F.3d 805 (7th Cir. 2000). A pretrial detainee brought a civil rights action to recover for his jailers' alleged indifference to his serious medical needs. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants and the appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that guards' failure to dispense the detainee's medication for a middle ear infection consistently on schedule did not manifest any conscious disregard for the detainee's health of the kind needed to support a Fourteenth Amendment claim, where guards administered medication of various forms to the detainee 162 times over a 20-day period and were not shown to have any knowledge that serious medical consequences might result from occasionally missing the prescribed dosage. (Kendall County Jail, Illinois)
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Title Annotation:prisoners and prisons
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2000
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