Ex-Inmate Files $7.5M Medical Neglect Claim

A former inmate who suffered a brain injury while jailed has filed a medical-neglect claim against the Connecticut Department of Correction.

The Hartford Courant reports that 38-year-old Amy Rolon's $7.5 million complaint alleges prison staff failed to provide her care after she suffered a seizure and repeated falls while imprisoned at the York Correctional Center in Niantic on larceny charges.

Rolon was going through heroin withdrawal and had a court order for detoxification care upon arriving at the prison Oct. 30, 2014.

But it was not until Nov. 1 that she received sustained medical attention, the newspaper reports. She was later hospitalized.

Rolon's lawyer says his client is now severely cognitively impaired and needs intensive care.

Prison officials say protocol appears to have been violated. Four officers remain suspended with pay.

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