Woman Sues Sheriff's Office Over Baby's Death
Taylor Hogan's baby died nine hours after his birth in the Cobb County Jail.
The Cobb County Sheriff's Office is being sued by a woman who says inadequate medical while in the jail led to her newborn baby's death.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Taylor Hogan delivered her baby in a bathroom in August 2010 at 5 1/2 months pregnant while she was incarcerated on a charge of possession of stolen property. Her baby, whom she named Savante, died nine hours later.
The newspaper reports that Hogan alleges in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, that she received inadequate medical care before and after her baby's birth.
"Nobody knows how I feel to not have him with me," Hogan told Channel 2 Action News. "I'm angry. I hear (a) baby's cry in my head. I have flashes."
Hogan also is suing Wellstar Cobb Hospital, which provides medical care at the jail. The amount of compensation she is seeking was unspecified.