Stroke victim sues city ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stroke victim sues city

A man from Daily Pilot, CA is seeking damages for being denied medical treatment after wrongly being arrested for DUI. Salvador Jimenez was arrested by Costa Mesa police on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol is now suing the city for negligence, saying he was instead having a stroke and police denied him medical treatment. After being left in a drunk tank at Cost Mesa Jail for 8 to 10 hours and clearly telling police he was not drunk, Jimenez was repeatedly demanded to stand up by police but could not and fell multiple times because of the stroke he was suffering from. Not until this point did a physician examine the inmates and determine Jimenez was having a medical emergency. He is seeking more than $250,000 in damages.

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