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Articles by Joan G. Crumpler

Georgia Jail and Its Medical Provider Settle Jail Wrongful Death Suit For $500,000

Wilkes County, Georgia and Integrative Detention Health Services, Inc. (IDHS) paid $500,000.00 for settlement of a wrongful death suit alleging negligent medical care, deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, and wrongly allowing a paramedic to practice medicine.

Wilkes County is a small, rural Georgia community of 4,000 citizens. The average ...