Deathscapes

Seizing in Detention

Deathscapes

Seizing in Detention

Records show that an LPN performed a medical intake screening on Moises when he first arrived at Hall County Corrections. The medical history form indicates that he only suffered from occasional headaches. There is no suggestion that he had a history of seizures.

Moises first few days at HCDC appear to have been uneventful. Then, on September 6, an HCDC officer conducting rounds in Moises minimum security unit saw him lying on his bed, the upper part of a bunk bed, having a seizure. The officer called for medical assistance. An LPN immediately came to the unit to assess Moises.

After the assessment, two officers moved Moises to a lower bunk in the same unit. Following standard (albeit unwritten) protocol for seizures at HCDC, the LPN also placed Moises on 15 minute security checks, which required officers, as opposed to medical staff, to check on him at regular intervals. He was on this status September 6-8. Additionally, the LPN, per orders of the Nurse Practitioner, administered an anti-seizure medication (Depakote) to Moises. He was to be given two doses daily. Lastly, Moises was prescribed Tylenol since he complained of headaches following the seizure.

On September 7, Moises received post-seizure follow-up care from the NP. The NP ordered that he continue to be given Depakote and Tylenol. She also noted that ICE should be contacted about the probable need for a CT (computerized tomography) scan of the head and a consult with a neurologist. The neurology consult never happened. Moises did receive a CT scan. The radiology report suggested there was a possible abnormality and that an MRI could better determine if there was a problem. An MRI for Moises was never ordered.

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Moises Tino Lopez medical history taken on August 26, 2016.
Moises Tino Lopez medical history taken on August 26, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moises Tino Lopez CT scan results.
Moises Tino Lopez CT scan results.


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