Seventh Circuit Upends Standards for Pre-trial Detainees in Medical Treatment Cases

Seventh Circuit Upends Standards for Pre-trial Detainees in Medical Treatment Cases

In Miranda v. Cty. of Lake, 900 F.3d 335 (7th Cir. 2018), the Seventh Circuit held that denial of medical treatment claims by pretrial detainees are no longer subject to the deliberate indifference standard but are to be analyzed under an objective reasonableness standard. This dramatic shift follows similar decisions by the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

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