Jail inmate shackled during surgery, recovery despite doc's objection, suit says

CAPE MAY — A jail inmate who says he was shackled during emergency surgery and restrained for days after despite objections by his doctors has filed a lawsuit alleging the treatment caused complications that required a second surgery.

Benjamin J. Davis, 24, of Cherry Hill, filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in Camden on Friday against the Cape May County jail and various officials involved in the decision to keep him restrained.

Davis began serving a 180-day sentence in December for driving on a suspended license and a disorderly person offense and he began experiencing “severe abdominal aches” on Jan. …read more

Source: NJ.com Camden

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