A woman who went into labor at the prison in Clayton County, Ga., two years ago said the facility’s paramedics and sheriffs ignored her pleas to be taken immediately to the hospital and responsible for her child’s death, according to a federalist. litigation.
The lawsuit alleges that prison administrators “refused and refused to provide” the woman, Tiana Hill, and her child, “DH,” prenatal and medical care, causing Miss Hill was in physical pain and stress, and the untimely death of the child. January 3, 2020, four days after birth.
Mitchell Albert III, Hill’s attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for an interview on Tuesday.
Jack Hancock, an attorney for Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, a defendant in the lawsuit, said in a statement that he would not “comment on pending litigation.” A phone message left on Tuesday at a number listed in court records as belonging to Sheriff Hill was not immediately returned.
Other defendants – CorrectHealth Clayton LLC; Charles Clopton, prison doctor; Clayton County and its board of trustees – did not respond to an email or phone call Tuesday seeking comment.
Mrs. Hill, a mother of three girls, was arrested on September 12, 2019, on battery charges and probation violations and detained at Clayton County Jail, where she told authorities she pregnant, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit shows that Ms. Hill’s health began to deteriorate while in prison. She requested medical attention from prison staff, but was not provided.
On December 29, 2019, Miss Hill, sitting in her cell, told prison staff she was in labor, according to her lawsuit.
She was taken to the prison infirmary at 11:12 p.m., the suit said, and felt intense pain when staff told her she had miscarried.
“Multiple sclerosis. Hill was forced to lie on a mattress soaked in blood, in labor, cry and ask to be taken to the hospital,” the lawsuit states. “She was not taken to the hospital. “
About 12 hours after Miss Hill first told prison officers she was in labor, she gave birth, the lawsuit states, on December 30, at 12:32 p.m., she and her baby was then taken to Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, According to the lawsuit, the 4-day-old baby died on January 3, 2020, Mrs. Hill’s birthday.
Sheriff Hill has recently faced other legal issues.
Last summer, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia suspended the sheriff after Sheriff Hill was indicted on charges of disenfranchisement after using the banished seat as punishment for detainees, according to a court filing. federal lawsuit. Sheriff Hill’s attorneys denied the charges and speak that no prisoners were injured. The case is pending.
Sheriff Hill is the defendant in a pending lawsuit filed in 2020 that claims his office failed to protect detainees from Covid-19.
Ms. Hill is demanding $25 million from her lawsuit.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/16/us/georgia-birth-clayton-county.html Woman sues for death of child born in Georgia prison