BLUE BELL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States District Court for the Western District of New York has dismissed all claims against Correctional Medical Care, Inc. (“CMC”) and its personnel brought by the estate of an inmate who died at a Monroe County jail at which CMC provided medical services. While the complaint alleged that CMC had “ignored” the inmate’s serious medical problems and “refused” to provide her with appropriate medical care, the Court found that the undisputed facts “belie that assertion.”
The Court held that the allegations that the inmate had died because CMC had not properly provided detoxification services was not supported by the facts, and that it was undisputed that the inmate died not of any drug-related illness, but rather of myocarditis, a condition that was neither medically indicated nor revealed to CMC health care personnel. The Court also stated that “it is unclear to the Court why” the Commission of Corrections previously issued a report concluding that CMC had failed to follow its procedures regarding detoxification, when the Court found that the procedure at issue did not apply to the inmate and her condition.
Emre Umar, President of CMC stated “it is obviously a tragedy when anyone dies under such circumstances, but we are grateful that the Court looked at the facts relating to the medical care provided and found that there was no basis for any claim against CMC or its personnel, who work diligently to provide high-quality medical care in the very difficult environment of county jails.”
CMC is a privately held provider of outsourced medical care services for county correctional facilities. The company is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.