A Warren County Jail inmate died this week after he complained of chest pains. Kevin Rozelle is the second Warren County inmate to die this year due to medical issues.

When a Kentucky jail inmate dies, jail officials may be liable for the person’s death depending on what they knew and how they responded.  Generally, to prove jail officials violated a Kentucky jail inmates’ civil rights, the inmate or his legal representative must show that jail officials, including medical staff, had actual knowledge of a serious medical need and did not respond reasonably to the risk.

Common examples of jail officials’ failure to respond reasonably to a medical risk include: denying or delaying access to treatment, denying access to medical personnel qualified to exercise judgment about a particular medical problem, failing to inquire into essential facts that are necessary to make a professional judgment, interfering with medical judgment by factors unrelated to inmates’ medical needs, and failing to carry out medical orders.

Craig Henry PLC is committed to enforcing the civil rights of incarcerated people. If you or a loved one has been denied medical care at a Kentucky jail or Kentucky prison, Craig Henry PLC offers a free consultation to discuss your situation and advise you of your legal options.

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