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What to do when a cronically ill inmate is not given proper medical care

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Georgia

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No my love one is now in the hospital fighting for his life

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He has a heart problem and the system have let his health deterirate to the point that his condition is grave

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Pursuant to the 8th Amendment of the US Constitution an inmate is entitled to basic medical care for any medical conditions. If he has a medical condition for which he is not receiving at least the basic medical care this is a violation of his constitutional rights and you need to get the inmate a local civil rights attorney (they do not charge anything up front, they take any fees from any monetary damages they win in the case) and they need to file suit together with a motion for emergency injunction to order the facility to bring the inmate for immediate care and treatment. You can get a local civil rights attorney at the same sites used by other attorneys http://www.hg.org or http://www.superlawyers.com

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