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CrimeSettlement reached in death of Westchester jail inmate

22:52  09 july  2019
22:52  09 july  2019 Source:   lohud.com

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Westchester County Jail surveillance video shows inmate Rashod McNulty's last moments before he was found dead in his jail cell in 2013. Seth Harrison, [email protected]

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Settlement reached in death of Westchester jail inmate© Provided by Gannett Co., Inc. Westchester County Jail inmate's final moments A settlement has been reached with the family of a Westchester County Jail inmate who died of a heart attack after he was returned to his cell despite complaining of chest and stomach pains.

Rashod McNulty, 36, was treated with Mylanta and Zantac then collapsed as he was escorted back to his cell on Jan. 29, 2013.

But jail health care workers, convinced he might be faking, got him to get into a wheelchair and sent him back to his cell where he was later found dying.

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A wrongful death lawsuit over a woman who died two weeks after allegedly being found unconscious in her Monterey County Jail cell has reached a tentative On Aug. 23, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim found that the suit had been " settled subject to approval by the board of supervisors for the county of

The settlement reached does not apply to others named in the suit They say they were negligent in getting Rice medical care despite her pleas for help and the warnings of fellow inmates who were An internal-affairs investigation at the jail determined that two deputies had failed to make required visits

McNulty’s family filed a federal lawsuit against Westchester County and Correct Care Solutions, the health care provider at the jail since 2010. An attorney for the family said a settlement had been reached and was awaiting final approval. He would not disclose the terms, saying they were subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Nearly all of the lawsuit's claims against the county had been dismissed. Correct Care's contract, which is up for renewal, called for it to cover the county in all lawsuits so the company's insurer would pay the settlement.

McNulty was at the jail awaiting sentencing on a federal drug charge. Just after 2 a.m. on Jan 29, 2013, he complained of stomach and chest pains and was taken from his cell to see a nurse.

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Told of the symptoms by phone, a doctor prescribed the indigestion medication and monitoring. McNulty was sent back at about 4 a.m. but collapsed before getting to his cell.

A second nurse responded and after McNulty had difficulty getting up she said he would be returned to the clinic. When McNulty stood and got back in the wheelchair, she called it the "oldest trick in corrections" and ordered him back into his cell.

Thirty minutes later he was found unresponsive. An ambulance was called to take him to Westchester Medical Center. McNulty was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The cause was stenosing coronary arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the heart arteries. He had not previously been diagnosed with any heart condition.

A report on McNulty's death by the state Commission of Correction in 2015 cited the "gross incompetence" of the two nurses, who were found to have missed "obvious cardiac symptoms" and "abandoned a patient in obvious distress." The report suggested McNulty may have been saved if he had gotten better medical care that morning.

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Reviewing upcoming contract

The death and lawsuit sparked a review of Tennessee-based Correct Care as the jail’s health care provider, but the county is poised to renew its contract with the company, which has merged with another company and rebranded as Wellpath.

The county’s Board of Acquisition and Contract was to vote Thursday on a three-year, $41.1 million contract with Wellpath subsidiary New York Correct Care Solutions, but it’s being held off until after a review by lawmakers.

Legislator Damon Maher, D-New Rochelle, said he was trying to “slow down the process” to approval after national reports have outlined controversies and other lawsuits involving Correct Care. Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Spano and Deputy Commissioner Louis Molina will field questions from lawmakers at a joint committee meeting on Friday.

County Executive George Latimer called for bids for the job last year, a day after a Journal News/lohud report that outlined surveillance footage leading up to McNulty’s death. But the county received only two bids, one from Wellpath and the other from Proactive, part of Alabama-based company Naphcare, which doesn't operate any jails in New York State.

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Latimer said lawmakers have a right to have the discussion, but stood by the administration’s decision to re-up the contract.

“We got the bids we got and that’s what we have to select from because we have to provide care,” he said. “A discussion is fine but we’ll see if what it evidences is a concrete analysis of something that’s flawed that has to be corrected or is it just reacting to bad publicity that occurred.”

The new contract would pay Correct Care $13.4 million in the first year, $14.7 million the second and $14.9 million the third. If the population of the jail increases or decreases by 10% above or below 1,100 in a quarter, the sum will be modified. The deal would start on July 26 and run through July 25, 2022.

The county would have up to three one-year renewal options under the terms of the deal.

STATE REPORT: Medical care faulted in inmate's death

Staff writer Jonathan Bandler contributed to this report

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This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Settlement reached in death of Westchester jail inmate

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