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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Wellpath Over Diabetic Inmate's Death

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Wellpath, LLC and other individuals over the death of a diabetic inmate in Bulloch County Jail, alleging inadequate medical care and negligence.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Wellpath Over Diabetic Inmate's Death

On a chilly morning in January 2022, a distressing discovery was made at the Bulloch County Jail in Statesboro, Georgia. Andrew Bryce Irish, an inmate with a known medical condition, was found unresponsive in his cell. The tragedy has now triggered a wrongful death lawsuit against Wellpath, LLC, and several individuals associated with the facility.

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A Glaring Oversight

Irish, who suffered from Type 1 diabetes, had been under the care of the jail's health staff. The lawsuit alleges an alarming oversight: despite being aware of Irish's condition, the healthcare team failed to check his blood sugar until four days after his admission. During this critical period, Irish experienced perilously high glucose levels, an issue compounded by the fact that these were not communicated to his physician.

Failure of Duty

The lawsuit contends that the defendants, including Wellpath, LLC, and several individuals affiliated with the organization or the facility, provided inadequate medical care services under their contract with Bulloch County and the Sheriff of Bulloch County. The named defendants include Roland Brown M.D., Lynn Seamans, Janet Morris, Dawnielle Trevino, Shawn Blalock, and Alison Jones.

The plaintiffs in the case, including the mother of Irish's child and the administrator of his estate, are being represented by Attorney William Claiborne and other lawyers. The case has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

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