Court Allows Inmate Wrongful Death Case to Proceed

In a decision issued on September 25, 2013, a U.S. District Court Judge has denied defense motions to dismiss KRMF’s complaint filed on behalf of the family members of the deceased Patricia Pollock.  As detailed earlier, the lawsuit alleges that medical staff at Montgomery County Correctional Facility ignored Ms. Pollock’s obvious symptoms of bacterial endocarditis, a dangerous but treatable condition, and, as a result, caused her death.

The decision, authored by the Honorable Jan E. DuBois, concludes that the allegations in the suit are sufficient to demonstrate a violation of Ms. Pollock’s constitutional right to medical care while incarcerated.  In light of the decision, the case will now proceed to discovery.

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