Consumer Law

A Negligence Lawsuit Is Filed Over an Inmate’s Death

Corrections and medical officials at an Ohio jail mishandled an inmate with diabetes and their indifference led to his death last year, according to a federal lawsuit.

At issue is care received by Chavis Martinez at Corrections Center of Northwestern Ohio in Stryker.

Jail employees and staff with Tennessee-based Southern Health Partners failed to provide Martinez with needed insulin even though he reported he was a Type 1 diabetic after his arrival, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Toledo last week, and records show he had dangerously elevated blood sugar levels on admittance.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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