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Lawsuit: Jail used cold turkey, home remedies for withdrawal treatment
Besides the needle marks on his arms, he was high and exhibiting signs of withdrawal, according to medical screening forms that day. He got sick, and guards who dealt with McEvoy noted he was weak, nauseated and "did not look good."
His parents sued the jail. The county's insurer settled and paid $415,000 to the McEvoys in 2011.
Many correction facilities use prescription medicine to lessen withdrawal symptoms, and they use an 11-item scale to assess withdrawal, wrote the consultant, Jacqueline Moore of Colorado, who was hired by the lawyers of McEvoy's estate.
Ward admitted during his deposition that he did not know correctional industry standards for inmate health care and had never read the manuals, Moore wrote.
In its replies to the McEvoy lawsuit, county officials said they relied on Ward's expertise, that they have immunity as government officials, and that McEvoy was in "self-imposed" poor health as a heroin addict and someone with a history of heart and mental-health issues.
"We were behind the eight-ball," Dionne said.
In 2011, it paid $15,000 to the estate of Edward Caldwell, who died in a Massachusetts hospital shortly after his release from Valley Street Jail in 2008. A drug addict, Caldwell had a complicated medical history with jail and hospital officials; he died of a drug overdose in the Massachusetts hospital, after an unidentified person injected him with drugs.
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