Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Requiring Evaluation and Treatment of Prisoners with Hepatitis C

Judge Mark Walker of the Northern District of Florida has entered a Preliminary Injunction requiring the Florida Department of Corrections to evaluate and treat prisoners with Hepatitis C with life-saving medications called direct-acting antiviral drugs.  The Order also imposes deadlines for those evaluations and the initiation of treatment.  The Court had previously granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction, but required the FDC to submit a plan of treatment.  After the FDC submitted its plan and the Court reviewed both parties’ comments on it, the Court entered the Preliminary Injunction Order.

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