$16M Jail Health Care Malpractice Verdict

In 2016, the inmate, a 44-year-old married woman with three children, was diagnosed with pneumonia but there was an unnecessary delay in transferring her to a hospital for treatment, which resulted in the woman becoming septic, which resulted in her death in the emergency room…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $16M Jail Health Care Malpractice Verdict, Oct 2023


The family’s medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit alleged that Armor Correctional Health Services was negligent in failing to provide proper care while the woman was in the jail, and was further negligent in failing to timely send the woman to the hospital.


The jury awarded the surviving spouse and children a total of $16 million, which included $6 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages.


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