11.29.15

Man Has Heart Attack in Jail and Family Settles Lawsuit

Posted in Negligence at 10:33 am by kevin

In Lafayette, Louisiana, a family has settled a lawsuit against the sheriff’s department.

According to KATC.com, “The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has settled a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of an inmate in 2012.

“According to a release from Lafayette attorney Clay Burgess, the Sheriff’s Office agreed to pay $225,000 to the family of John Horace Howard Jr., a 63-year-old man who died of a heart attack in November 2012 after spending 16 days in solitary confinement.”