I was beat up by a group of guys in which I sustained a broken jaw and had to get my mouth wired shut.Following the incindent I was sent to a medical wing in the jail and was put on a liquid diet.The meal consisted of 2 8 oz milkshakes 3 times a day which were spoiled at least once a day.This went on for 6 weeks.My complaints and grievences was being ignored by the staff.I would like to know if can I get compensated for pain and suffering and cruel and unusual punishment?
The standard of medical care in prison is very low, meaning you have to show an extreme disregard for your health and a serious injury as a result to have a viable case. Very unlikely in your scenario, but worth talking to medical malpractice and civil rights lawyers anyway.
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