The deceased mental patient's Fourteenth Amendment conditions of confinement claim is assessed under the Eighth Amendment deliberate indifference claim. The defendant doctor made a medical judgment that the assailant was not homicidal or suicidal after examining him. Youngberg says that decisions by medical professionals are entitled to a presumption of correctness, and there is no evidence to rebut it. See: Coley v. Castillo, 115 F.Supp.2d 1383 (M.D.Ga. 2000).
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|Cite||115 F.Supp.2d 1383 (M.D.Ga. 2000)|