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Lawsuit: Former inmate alleges spinal injury wasn’t treated

BOONVILLE, Mo. – A former Missouri inmate alleges in a lawsuit that he went more than five hours without seeing a doctor after he suffered a spinal injury at a minimum-security penitentiary.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Jeremy Bradshaw is suing the Boonville Correctional Center and its contracted health care provider. Bradshaw was serving a seven-year sentence for unlawfully possessing a firearm in 2015 when he lost consciousness while using the bathroom. The complaint says he awoke in a pool of blood and couldn’t move.

He alleges that nurses initially accused him of faking his injuries. He eventually underwent back surgery, but alleges he suffers “ongoing” medical issues because he didn’t receive the prescribed medication and physical therapy.

A Corizon Health spokeswoman says the company is reviewing the lawsuit. The Department of Corrections doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune,

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