IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
July 15, 2010
JACQUELINE JONES-JACKSON, AS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR OF TYRONE JACKSON, DECEASED, PLAINTIFF,
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Reagan, District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Through counsel, Plaintiff Jacqueline Jones-Jackson filed this action seeking damages for the wrongful death of decedent Tyrone Jackson ("Tyrone").
Jones-Jackson states that Tyrone was incarcerated at Robinson Correctional Center, beginning on January 16, 2009. Tyrone suffered from diabetes mellitus that required regular medication. Tyrone apprised Defendants of his condition, but Defendants did not provide him with the necessary medication. Tyrone experienced numerous complications due to his condition, which he regularly reported to Defendants. On April 17, 2009, Tyrone was found lying on a walk at Robinson. He was taken to Crawford Memorial Hospital, and his blood glucose level was in a high critical range. On April 18 Tyrone was diagnosed with hypovolemia secondary to hyperglycemia and sepsis with bacteremia. Tyrone died of sepsis and bronchopneumonia on April 19, 2009.
Jones-Jackson alleges that Defendants were deliberately indifferent to Tyrone's serious medical needs, in violation of his rights under the Eighth Amendment. She has also included related state law claims of medical negligence and wrongful death.
Defendants are ORDERED to timely file an appropriate responsive pleading to the complaint, and shall not waive filing a reply pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(g).
Pursuant to Local Rule 72.1(a)(2), this cause is REFERRED to a United States Magistrate Judge for further pre-trial proceedings.
Further, this entire matter is hereby REFERRED to a United States Magistrate Judge for disposition, as contemplated by Local Rule 72.2(b)(2) and 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), should all the parties consent to such a referral.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
MICHAEL J. REAGAN United States District Judge
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