was told to return to complete my time after i saw the oral surgeon shouldn't the jail be liable for my medical bills at the very least i am having a plate but in my jaw on monday and my mouth has been wired shut for 2 weeks already
It is not unusual for county jails to avoid paying for medical expenses of inmates. As to if you have a claim against the jail that is a civil rights question. I have moved this question to that area and suggest you speak to an attorney with experience in civil rights especially with prisoner abuse cases.
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While you are in custody the jail (county) is responsible for your medical care and physical health.
If they are Not providing necessary medical treatment, I recommend you tell everyone you can, the staff at the jail, write to the judge and prosecutor, the sheriff, and if you're not currently represented - see if you can get ahold of a civil rights attorney, as my colleague suggested.
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You need to file an internal grievance . You can not sue a public entity unless you have exhausted your administrative remedies. You need to consult with an attorney who specializes in civil actions 7th the federal statutes.
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