Lawsuit: Former Inmate Alleges Spinal Injury Wasn’t Treated
A former Missouri inmate alleges in a lawsuit that he went more than five hours without seeing a doctor after he suffered a spinal injury at a minimum-security penitentiary.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Jeremy Bradshaw is suing the Boonville Correctional Center and its contracted health care provider. Bradshaw was serving a seven-year sentence for unlawfully possessing a firearm in 2015 when he lost consciousness while using the bathroom. The complaint says he awoke in a pool of blood and couldn’t move.
A Corizon Health spokeswoman says the company is reviewing the lawsuit. The Department of Corrections doesn’t comment on pending litigation.