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Jury gives $975K to woman who gave birth alone in jail cell

In February 2012, Carney Gillespie Isitt won a nearly $1 million judgment for a mentally ill woman who gave birth alone in a King County Jail cell. The jury found the jail and several of its employees liable of medical malpractice and multiple civil rights violations.

“Carney Gillespie Isitt took a chance on a case that most lawyers would have turned down. Every step of the way, they fought for their client with exceptional compassion, professionalism and an unflinching commitment to justice,” said civil rights attorney Jim Lobsenz.

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