Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tennessee company settles in death of inmate's baby

An inmate whose baby died after being born over a jail cell toilet in Florida has received a one $1,250,000 settlement from the Tennessee company that provided health care at the facility.

Kimberly Grey sued over the death, saying she had complained of labor pains for nearly 12 hours while in jail in Tampa. Brentwood-based Prison Health Services settled with her yesterday, after jurors heard two weeks of testimony and began deliberations.

The Hillsborough County, Florida sheriff's office settled its portion of the case in November for $350,000.

Prison Health Services is no longer Hillsborough County's inmate medical provider.

The company declined comment on why it chose to settle the case.

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