Re: Denied Medical Treatment While in Jail
this is from the hip so take it more as personal belief than any real legal direction.
Jails/prisons do not generally perform preventative medicine. It is reactionary. You have a cut, you get a bandage. You have cancer, you get surgery or chemo or whatever is appropriate. No cancer; no treatment.
Even with that, I would at least speak with an attorney about the issue. Generally when dealing with the state or government in general, you have a very limited window to sue. If you fail to take the necessary steps to preserve your right to sue, you lose your right with no recourse.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.