Prison Medical Care & Rare Infection - Brian Cole v. Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office
Mr. Glas and Ms. Theard defended the local Sheriff’s Office in a case in which a former prisoner, who became infected with Streptococcus Group F while incarcerated, claimed that the prison medical staff was negligent for failing to get him to a dentist or emergency room before the infection spread and required life-saving procedures, an induced coma, and a subsequent foot amputation. The judge trial was held from July 5-6, 2006, and the Court found that the detention center was negligent for failing to medically examine the prisoner, but not liable because the plaintiffs failed to prove causation. Mr. Glas authored the appeal, and the Third Circuit affirmed, finding that the trial court erred in finding the detention center negligent.
Brian Cole v. Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, No. 76015, 15th JDC, Parish of Acadia, Louisiana. Brian Cole v. Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, 07-1386 (La.App. 3 Cir. 11/5/08).