My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Oregon
After being booked into a county jail, I was patted down by a female office, than taken to what is referred to as the fish bowel, after a few hours pretrial seen me and their decision was that they would reevaluate me after arraignment. Within that hour I was removed from fish bowl dressed down and placed in a single cell. I was never seen by the nurse for an evaluation, no vitals were taken, no questions were asked ie... Are you suicidal? before court I was let out of my cell for dayroom, I called my attorney that didn't go well he hung up and call was never reconnected... I went into my cell took my sheet wrapped it around my neck tied it to a metal hand rail and attempted to strangle myself. I ended up chocking my self out for a few came back due to sheet loosening up and had to retie it. Deputy found me paramedic's were called I went to E.R, than transported back to lock down on suicide watch for 6 day's. Every day someone from mental health came to check on me and I was told I was put on the head doctors list and would be seen the fallowing day, the fallowing day arrived no shrink doc seen me that was TUES night on Wed the mental health guy came again I informed him I use to be on med's for Bipolar PTSD, boarder line paranoid ~cant spell the other word~ He said he would get me into talk with head doc tomorrow night when he came in. Never happened
can I sue the jail for med expenses on grounds of negligence?