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Firm Files Suit Against Jail Medical Provider for Wrongful Death starstarstarstarstar

Leighton law filed suit against Armor Correctional Health Service for the death of Charles Jones.  Mr. Jones was in jail for a clerical probation violation when he fell ill.  Armor Correctional Health had a contract with the Brevard County Jail, where Jones was detained.  He began having severe stomach and intestinal pain, discomfort and all the signs of an intestinal blockage.  These included fatigue, sharp pains, constipation and anemia.  After he began experiencing these symptoms, Armor staff failed to get him help even when noting that his “breath  had a fecal odor to it.”  Days later, when he was finally taken to a hospital, Mr. Jones was in septic shock.  It was too late.  He died.

According to Leighton Law’s Max Panoff, “Just because you’re in jail, doesn’t mean you get to be treated less than an animal.”

This follows many other cases against Armor for negligent medical care to inmates at the facilities where they have contracts.  The case has garnered media attention as an example of how jail inmates are treated with respect to their basic medical care, especially when provided by private contractors.