Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Sunday, June 16, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Medical care in jail

SHERMAN, Texas — A federal court in Texas denied Collin County’s request to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging violations of her right to medical care while she was detained at the county jail. The woman has plausibly alleged that a policy of avoiding off-site medical care for inmates — save for life or limb-threatening conditions — caused the “avoidable death of her unborn child.”

Read the opinion here.

Categories / Briefs, Civil Rights, Health, Law

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.