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Lawsuit: Mississippi Co. deputies refused woman in labor medical treatment

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MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Mississippi County, Missouri woman claims she lost her baby because county jail staff members refused her medical treatment back in 2014.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of Tara Rhodes.

Her lawyers argue that she was denied treatment, even though she was bleeding.

The suit alleged that she was instead loaded into a van and driven to a correctional facility in Vandalia, Mo., about five hours away. Once there, she was taken to a hospital.

Her baby did not survive.

When asked about the lawsuit, Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore said he had no comment.

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