McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman who had a miscarriage while in the Collin County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county.
Lauren Kent says she was 4-and-a-half months pregnant when she was arrested in 2019.READ MORE: Details Of Vice President Kamala Harris' Visit To El Paso & A Look At Border Apprehensions In Texas
The lawsuit names Collin County and the jail’s medical provider for not doing enough for Kent when she started “begging for help.”
The lawsuit claims on July 5, 2019, Kent went into labor and was in excruciating pain for approximately six to eight hours that day.READ MORE: McKinney Police Catch Alleged Porch Pirate Who Ultimately Returned Items To Owners
The lawsuit claims she suffered a miscarriage because she was denied access to medical care.
The Collin County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on the matter to CBS 11:MORE NEWS: 5 Things To Know About Enhanced Child Tax Credit
Collin County contracts with a third-party medical provider for all medical services provided in the county jail. Collin County denies the allegation made in this lawsuit and will vigorously defend itself in this litigation.