Lane County sued over injury to jail inmate

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Associated Press

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 6:02 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County and the health care contractor for the jail are being sued for $30 million by the guardian for a former inmate paralyzed after he broke his neck running into a wall.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1aHGb2M) the suit filed in federal court in Eugene for Kelly Conrad Green accuses the county and Corizon Health Inc. of negligence.

The suit says jailers failed to properly act on indications of mental illness when Green talked to himself and objects. It says Corizon workers didn't believe he was seriously injured and made no effort to stabilize his neck or spine after he said he was paralyzed. It was six hours before he was taken to a hospital.

The county doesn't comment on litigation and Corizon did not respond to request for comment.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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