A mother has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Trumbull County, Ohio, on behalf of her son, an inmate, who died after being shot with a Taser while incarcerated, reports The Vindicator. Many people who suffer personal loss or damage from such incidents contact a provider of lawsuit loans to get help with financing.
Joan Padula, the mother of Kurt Platzer, 32, from Warren, Ohio, said he had problems dealing with alcohol withdrawal while in his cell, which led to poor behavior.
Padula named Dr. Philip Malvasi as a defendant; as the medical director and physician of the jail, the mother believes Malvasi should have treated Platzer for his withdrawal.
Malvasi allegedly never saw Platzer, failed to provide treatment and did not send him to a hospital.
According to the suit, Platzer was fulfilling a 30-day jail sentence after he showed up in court under the influence of alcohol.
Padula claims Platzer became delusional on the second day of his jail term and fractured his cranium from banging his head against the wall.
On the third day, Platzer allegedly failed to co-operate with officers, who then used a Taser on him. Three hours later, the man was pronounced dead at a nearby medical facility.
According to Joan Padula, officers at the jail had knowledge of his condition and proceeded to use the Taser on him anyway. “To be [shot with a Taser] while in custody is completely unreasonable,” said Padula’s attorney. “There were multiple people on hand who should have managed the situation.”
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