$70,000 Settlement in Private Firm’s Failure to Treat Arizona Prisoner’s Broken Wrist
by David M. Reutter
Corizon Health, Inc. agreed to pay $70,000 to settle a civil rights action alleging it failed to properly treat an Arizona prisoner’s wrist injury.
Eric Kevin Pesqueira incurred a wrist injury on October 17, 2013. He alleged it “was not promptly treated with medical devices or surgery.” When he had an outside evaluation, “he was told that his wrist was deformed with a limited range of motion that is likely permanent.” He was diagnosed in June 2014 with “SLAC wrist.”
In May 2016, Pesqueira reinjured his wrist by falling from his bunk “due to the failure to properly treat his wrist.” Then, in September 2017 he fell while doing jumping exercises and reinjured his wrist. Pesqueira was seen by a Corizon doctor in August 2018, and it was found “the fracture healed with some displacement of the third finger and wrist, and arthritis of the wrist.” Pesquiera underwent two surgeries to repair his right third finger in September 2018.
Represented by attorneys from the Law Office of Stacy Scheff, a settlement demand of $220,000 was made on February 17, 2020. The parties agreed on March 23, 2020, to a settlement of $70,000. See: Pesqueira v. Corizon Health, Case No. 2:18-cv-4063-DWL (JZB), USDC (D. Arizona).
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