Who do you think is paying for the mountain of litigation, the costs, the monetary awards, and the settlements due to horrendous prison medical care? YOU are! If prison health care were done properly, every state in the country would find it had millions (some, billions) of more dollars for its budget!
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The family of the man slain by former Connecticut prison inmate Wayne L. World has filed a lawsuit seeking all or part of a $1.3 million settlement reached after World sued the state over deficient medical care. World was convicted of manslaughter in the 2006 stabbing death of Omari Lawrence during a fight on Hartford’s Sargent Street.
In prison, World’s subcutaneous lymphoma was misdiagnosed for as long as three years, according to a lawsuit filed on World’s behalf by lawyers Kenneth Krayeske and DeVaughn Ward. The state agreed to the settlement in August.
At the time of Lawrence’s death, his “family was unable to recover anything for their losses, said attorney Paul Iannaccone of Hartford.
He said the family is seeking the proceeds of the settlement as compensation.
“The family knows that nothing will bring their father, brother, or nephew back to them. However, they do hope that this action will bring about the justice and some final closure that have been delayed for so long,” Iannaccone said in a statement.
Krayeske said he and Ward will not be representing World in the Lawrence family’s action. He said they are focused on representing other inmates in medical malpractice cases.