MILWAUKEE (WSVN) — A former inmate at the Milwaukee County jail, in Wisconsin, claims that her newborn child died because she was denied medical treatment while she was giving birth in her cell.
Time Magazine is reporting that Shadé Swayzer is seeking $8.5 million in damages after the death of her baby on July 14.
According to Time, in a notice of claim, Swayzer’s lawyer said his client told a corrections officer that her water broke. The officer then reportedly laughed and walked away.
After Swayzer gave birth, at around 4 a.m., she allegedly did not receive medical attention until 6 a.m. The child was later declared dead.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, however, Swayzer never told officers she was going into labor. The newspaper also reports that an autopsy was done, but the results were not released.
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