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Denver Woman Sues After Being Forced to Deliver Child Alone in Dirty Jail Cell

HeadlineAug 29, 2019

A Denver, Colorado woman who was forced to deliver a child alone in a dirty Denver County jail cell without any medical care has filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court. In the suit, Diana Sanchez alleges several nurses and jail staffers knew she had been in labor for hours, but provided no assistance even after she began screaming for help. Disturbing jailhouse video was recently released and confirms Sanchez’s account. The lawsuit charges that the staff “callously made her labor alone for hours, and ultimately give birth alone in a dirty jail cell without any medical care.” The suit was filed against the city of Denver, the county of Denver, Denver Health Medical Center and six individuals.

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