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Arizona State Jury Awards $275,000 for Negligent Medical Care

An Arizona State Jury awarded $275,000 in a lawsuit claiming negligence in medical care.

While housed in a tent at Maricopa County Jail in December 2001, prisoner “Talbow,” a 63-year-old male with diabetes, suffered a diabetic episode. Talbow’s complaint alleged the jail failed to properly hire, train and supervise its guards, the nonparty guards negligently failed to administer the necessary medical care for his condition, and the County’s negligence caused permanent blurriness in his vision and the increased potential for future blindness.

This lawsuit went to trial for negligence of care and the jury awarded $275,000 to Talbow for the loss of his eyesight in July 2006. He was represented by Phoenix Attorney Joel B. Robbins.

See: Talbow v. Maricopa County, Arpaio Superior Court Case No. cv2002-004137

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Talbow v. Maricopa County