There are a number of serious concerns with the current state of the U.S. prison system, including overcrowding, high recidivism rates, and racial bias being chief among them. Another problem that may go unnoticed is the quality (or lack thereof) of the medical attention that inmates receive. Although many prisoners are deservingly in jail for their crimes, that does not mean that they should be denied basic medical attention. Unfortunately, in many cases, prisoners receive little or no attention for serious conditions. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.
For almost three years, Wayne World suffered from subcutaneous lymphoma, a rare form of skin lymphoma. However, during this period, he was mistakenly being treated for psoriasis, a far less serious skin condition. World has become increasingly debilitated over the past several years, and his 17-year sentence was cut short due to medical concerns.
Legislators have long noted a “pattern of deficient medical care behind bars.” Uconn Health, a major contractor for corrections departments, has been a defendant in 25 lawsuits, including 8 deaths, for situations similar to that of Wayne World. According to reports, Uconn Health’s contract lacks basic measures for quality control and oversight. World’s attorneys, Kenneth Krayeske and Devaughn Ward, have also noted that they have received an influx of medical malpractice cases for prisoners in recent years. World’s case settled for $1.3 million.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligent practice of a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert medical malpractice attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!