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Taylor v. Hughes

Allegations: Man is arrested for driving under the influence at the scene of an apparent car accident. When booked, he says he’s “all busted up from [a] car wreck.” Despite spending the night moaning, crying out in pain, and informing Covington County, Ala. jail guards that he is “dying,” he is told to “shut up” and receives no medical care until morning. After collapsing and spitting up blood, he dies of internal bleeding on the way to the hospital. Eleventh Circuit: That does sound like “deliberate indifference” (if it’s true). No qualified immunity.


Tags: 2019, Deliberate Indifference, Eleventh Circuit, Qualified Immunity

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