Plaintiff is currently incarcerated at Okaloosa C.I. His claims arose while he was in the custody of the Palm Beach Jail.
The plaintiff alleges that he was diagnosed with Hepatitis-C upon his entry to the PBJ in March 2010. He claims that his condition was not treated properly treated during the five years he was held awaiting trial. He claims that he was told the treatment was too expensive. As a result he first developed high blood pressure and was placed on the incorrect medication, resulting in declining liver function. He further claims that as a result of the lack of treatment he had developed severe liver damage including cirrhosis and a tumor.
He seeks damages against Corizon Health, Inc., Dr. George Jorge, Dr. Scott Kennedy and Nurse Misty Gaddis.
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