United States Fifth Circuit

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THOMPSON v. UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS, 99-41023, 99-41024

A defendant is not entitled to qualified immunity when she instructs jailers not to summon medical help for a detainee suffering from delirium tremens without calling her first, and not to call her unless he was dying.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/15/2001
  • Published 03/15/2001


  • GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:, Before GARWOOD, HIGGINBOTHAM and STEWART, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Louis Charles Van Cleef (argued), Flowers, Davis & Van Cleef, Texarkana, AR, Robert Scott Davis, Flowers, Davis, Fraser, Derryberry & Van Cleef, Tyler, TX, for R.D. Cross, Paula Whorton and Robert Crowley., Gary Harold Shaver, Bradley R. Echols (argued), Boon, Shaver, Echocs & Coleman, Longview, TX, for Tefteller.

  • For Appellees:
  • David Cornelius Carlile,David Scott Carlile, The Carlile Law Firm, Marshall, TX, Erik E. Cary (argued), Minter, Joseph & Thornhill, Austin, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

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