Rudd did not receive medical treatment for at least two and a half hours after receiving the burns. When he did receive treatment, only his eyes were rinsed, he did not receive burn treatment. The jury awarded Rudd $4,000 in compensatory damages. Bergeron was ordered to pay $20,000 in punitive damages and Herrera was ordered to pay $15,000 in punitive damages. Both guards are still employed by the Texas DOC. Rudd initiated the suit pro se.
Source: Corrections Digest
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