HENRY CRAIG FLOYD COUNTY GEORGIA GEORGIA CORRECTIONAL HEALTH LLC v. <<

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United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

HENRY CRAIG, lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff—Appellant, versus FLOYD COUNTY, GEORGIA, et al., lllllllllllllllllllll Defendants, GEORGIA CORRECTIONAL HEALTH, LLC, lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant—Appellee.

No. 10–13225 _ D.C. Docket No. 4:08–cv–00100–HLM

Decided: June 20, 2011

Before CARNES, PRYOR and COX, Circuit Judges.   PRYOR, Circuit Judge:  This appeal presents the question whether Henry Craig, a former detainee at the Floyd County Jail in Rome, Georgia, failed to present sufficient evidence that Georgia Correctional Health, LLC, had a policy or custom of deliberate indifference to the serious medical needs of pretrial detainees in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.   42 U.S.C. § 1983.   While detained for nine days in jail, Craig received sixteen evaluations from nine different employees of Georgia Correctional before he received a computed tomography scan, which revealed that Craig had air, bleeding, and fractures in his head that required neurological surgery.   The district court ruled that Craig could not prove a policy or custom of deliberate indifference based on this single incident.   Because Craig failed to present evidence that Georgia Correctional had a policy or custom of constitutional violations, we affirm.

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