Sacramento County Agrees to Pay $25,000 after Jail Failed to Give Prisoner Immunosuppressant Medication
Prior to Tabitha Overton’s incarceration in 2002, she received a liver transplant. SCMJ staff was aware that Overton was required to receive anti-rejection drugs, but jail staff missed five doses because the County pharmacy was closed over the Christmas/New Year holidays.
Overton suffered a rejection episode as a result, requiring hospitalization, a liver biopsy, and a “very high increase” in her immunosuppressant medication.
Overton sued, claiming negligence. The County settled after mediation. Overton was represented by Moseley Collins III, of El Dorado Hills, California.
See: Overton v. County of Sacramento, 03A506343 (Sup. Ct. Cal.)
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Overton v. County of Sacramento
|Cite||03A506343 (Sup. Ct. Cal.)|
|Level||State Trial Court|