|Published: 8:34 AM, 02/25/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Madisonville man is suing Monroe
County as a whole, 9 employees of the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office and a medical as services group, saying he went blind while
incarcerated at the jail.
Steven Gerald Reed claims the
defendants didn't give him proper medical care while he was in the
Monroe County Jail, leading to his blindness. Reed says the
defendants knew of his "obvious and serious medical conditions," but failed to give him proper care.
The lawsuits states Reed went into the
jail in November of 2011 and on Feb. 16 of the following year
filled out a sick slip (medical request form) because of bad
headaches making him sick and unable to sleep.
Two days later, Reed says, he was seen
by a nurse who said Reed’s vital signs were ordinary and he gave no
history of dizziness, nausea, visual changes of vomiting. The
pressing/burning type pain was located at the base of his neck and
top of his head. He was given two 200 milligram tablets twice daily for
See full story in the Sunday, Feb. 24, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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