Is there something we can do if an inmate was not taken to the hospital after being stabbed?

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Is there something we can do if an inmate was not taken to the hospital after being stabbed?

My brother in law was stabbed multiple
times yesterday while in a correction
institute. The facility refused to take
him to a hospital. They claim that they
do not have a hospital for inmates but
there is a regular hospital 6 minutes
from the facility.

Asked on June 5, 2016 under Criminal Law, Missouri

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

He can file what is called a 1983 action for a violation of civil rights if the failure to provide him proper medical care exposed him to  or did cause him further injuries.  This usually starts with a complaint.  Your brother-in-law needs to get with a civil rights attorney to assist with the complain process and subsequent litigation, if needed.


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