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ARGUED MAY 7, 2009

Before FLAUM and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges, and LAWRENCE, District Judge.

India Taylor, a thirty-four-year-old recent college graduate, entered Peoria County Jail on October 15, 2003 complaining of chest pain. Despite knowledge that Taylor had a serious heart condition and elevated blood pressure, she was never provided with any medication and, against the jail’s written protocol, a doctor was never contacted to examine her. Less than three days later, she was dead due to non-specific heart failure brought on by an elevated pulse. Her estate’s executor brought suit against the three nurses who examined Taylor, claiming that they violated her due process rights by failing to provide her with adequate medical care. The plaintiff also brought suit against a variety of prison officials, claiming that inadequate prison medical policies contributed to Taylor’s untimely death.

 
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