Plaintiffs Ms. Koss and Ms. Gelso were inmates assigned to the medical wing of Cook County Jail. On the weekends, they were on lock down for 48 hours or more in their cells due to under staffing at the jail. They were physically attacked by their cell mates. Ms. Koss suffered soft tissue injuries to her face. Ms. Gelso suffered bruising to her jaw and emotional distress from being locked down in an unlit cell for at least 48 hours. The defense denied the women were injured as a result of the Sheriff’s policy.
Verdict: #143,000: $95,000 to Ms. Koss; $48,000 to Ms. Gelso – See more at: https://www.robertedenslawoffice.com/antioch-il-personal-injury-attorney-civil-rights-women-beaten-at-county-jail/#sthash.mRiWcBUB.dpuf
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