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Gayton v. McCoy, 08-2187

In plaintiff's suit against prison officials and nurses on behalf of decedent who died while detained at a county jail, district court's judgment is affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded where: 1) a doctor's testimony was properly excluded as it relates to the effect of the county jail's failure to provide the decedent with her medications, but his testimony regarding the adequate standard of medical care in prisons and the effect that decedent's vomiting may have had on her heart condition should not have been excluded; 2) district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of one of the nurses is reversed and remanded because a jury could find that her inaction amounted to deliberate indifference to a serious medical need of decedent's; 3) district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of remaining defendants is affirmed; and 4) because plaintiff has failed to develop any argument relating to the district court's award of summary judgment to the defendants on a state law claim, any objection to the court's decision on those claims have been waived.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/07/2009
  • Decided 01/28/2010
  • Published 01/28/2010


  • WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges, and LAWRENCE, District Judge.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


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