Woman Sues Sheriff's Office

Taylor Hogan's baby died nine hours after his birth in the Cobb County jail.

The is being sued by a woman who says inadequate medical while in the jail led to her newborn baby's death.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Taylor Hogan delivered her baby in a bathroom in August 2010 while she was incarcerated on a charge of possession of stolen property. Her baby, whom she named Savante, died nine hours later.

The newspaper reports that Hogan alleges in the lawsuit, which she filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, that she received inadequate medical care before and after her baby's birth.

"Nobody knows how I feel to not have him with me," Hogan told Channel 2 Action News. "I'm angry. I hear (a) baby's cry in my head. I have flashes."

Hogan also is suing , which provides medical care at the jail. The amount of compensation she is seeking was unspecified.

Mark Rutherford July 06, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I'm not saying that this woman should not have received adequate medical care BUT that probably wasn't the reason the baby did not survive.
Mic I July 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Sorry, but a lot of babies born at 5 1/2 months don't survive. Sad, but true. Also, why was the baby delivered in a bathroom? Did she tell anyone she was in labor?
Cady Schulman July 06, 2012 at 02:59 PM
We actually just realized that the AJC's original report was incorrect. She actually was booked into the jail in April 2010, when she was 5 1/2 months pregnant. We're correcting that now.


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