Lawsuit says woman gave birth alone on Maryland jail floor
(AP)—A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty floor of her jail cell in Maryland last year is suing, alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for help for six hours.
Jazmin Valentine filed the lawsuit Tuesday against authorities in Washington County, Maryland as well as the jail's contracted medical provider.
It alleges some jail nurses said she was withdrawing from drugs and not in labor while some staffers said she was just trying to get out of her cell.
The lawsuit says her baby developed a type of staph bacteria infection that is resistant to many antibiotics.