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Woman sues after delivering a baby in solitary confinement

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WICHITA COUNTY, Texas_A woman is suing Wichita County over the death of her baby after she says she was forced to deliver in solitary confinement at the county jail.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff, Nicole Guerrero, was in jail in June of 2012 on drug charges when she started experiencing labor like symptoms. After a nurse checked the baby's heartbeat she was sent back to her cell.

The suit claims, hours later, the symptoms intensified and Guerrero hit the medical emergency button but her requests were ignored for hours. When she was taken to the nurse’s station she was not seen, but taken to solitary confinement where she had the baby with the help of a detention officer. Documents show the baby was dark purple, with the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck and was not given CPR.

Guerrero is seeking the maximum amount authorized by law for compensatory and punitive damages.

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