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27-year-old inmate dies after medical personnel ignore her

An Alabama inmate is dead after suffering from untreated complications relating to her inflammatory bowel and Crohn's disease. According to the woman's family, medical personnel employed by NaphCare, a company that provided medical care to inmates at the Montgomery County Jail, failed to provide the woman the medical treatment that could have saved her life.

According to a recently filed medical negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, the female inmate complained repeatedly about her worsening medical condition to NaphCare medical personnel. Nevertheless, medical personnel never took the woman to see the jail's doctor nor took her to the hospital while she was suffering from pain levels she described as "10." The woman's complaints that she was in extreme pain, felt cold and clammy and the fact that she had other abnormal vital signs were ignored by the jail.

Two days after complaining about her symptoms, jail staff discovered the 27-year-old woman dead in her cell. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office reported that the woman died from an acute small bowel obstruction.

Tragic cases like this are, unfortunately, all too common in jails and prisons throughout the United States. Inmates face numerous injustices and lack of care at the facilities that are supposed to safely house them under humane conditions while providing food and adequate medical care.

If you or your loved one was injured as a result of neglect or inhumane conditions at a New York incarceration facility, you may want to explore your legal rights and options. You may be able to stand up for your rights or your loved one's rights to get fair and lawful treatment.

Source: Dayton Daily News, "Jail healthcare provider sued for bowel obstruction death of inmate," Mark Gokavi Josh Sweigart, May 09, 2018

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