Jail’s health care providers’ wrongful death lawsuits on the rise…AGAIN

Concerns Growing Over Inmates’ Medical Care; 25 Cases Flagged, Including Eight Deaths

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-inmate-deaths-medical-care-20170615-story.htmlThe lawsuit said doctors and nurses never gave him a proper initial exam, “never addressed his signs and symptoms” and “failed to refer him immediately for medical care.”

The Manforte case is set for trial in …

After inmate Peter Fraioli died of …

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El Paso County jail health care provider blamed in 6 inmate deaths

https://gazette.com/el-paso-county-jail-health-care-provider-blamed-in-deaths-of-six-inmates/article/1603566Jeffrey Scott Lillis, 37, died of pneumonia and sepsis at the Arapaho County jail in December 2014.

In a lawsuit filed over his death two years later, attorneys argue both conditions are “easily treatable” with timely medical care; something they claim Lillis never received.

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Critics: El Paso County “ping-pongs” from one troubled jail health care provider to another

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/03/el-paso-jail-health-care-provider/A Miami-based correctional health care provider found a fresh start in El Paso County, winning a jail contract potentially worth up to $40 million.

But that was just eight months after it was banned from jails and prisons in New York state following a string of inmate deaths …

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New documents filed in lawsuit against Tuscaloosa Co. Jail staff

https://www.wbrc.com/story/35785093/new-documents-filed-in-lawsuit-against-tuscaloosa-co-jail-staffA federal lawsuit claims the Tuscaloosa County Jail staff ignored an inmate’s ulcer, which allegedly led to his death.

The family for 49-year-old Phillip Anderson …

“And had he received care from an emergency room physician then he would still be …

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Jury Clears Doctor, Administrator of Liability in Inmate’s Death

http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202791809461/Jury-Clears-Doctor-Administrator-of-Liability-in-Inmates-DeathGraham’s family sued more than a dozen defendants, including Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, the Cobb County Health Department and several nurses employed at the infirmary in 2008.

Also sued were jail health care contractor Wellstar; Dr. Clarence …

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A doctor prescribed so many painkillers, she’s been charged with murdering her patients

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/06/24/a-doctor-prescribed-so-many-painkillers-shes-been-charged-with-murdering-her-patients-authorities-say/Nichols is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Bartels and four other patients, some of whom died just days after receiving large prescriptions from the doctor.

She was arrested Friday.

Jail officials didn’t know whether she had hired …

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