FAMILY SUES JAIL AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OVER MAN’S DEATH
Smart, 39, was arrested on January 4, on the charges of forgery, marijuana possession, theft and conspiracy. According to the lawsuit, he died on January 5, 2015, due to health-care negligence as he was shackled and handcuffed during a seizure. He was later taken to UPMC Mercy but could not survive.
The lawsuit claims that it was duty of the jail and the health care providers to ensure Smart’s safety and health, however, the Jail guards and health care providers ignored Smart’s requests for medication.