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Prison Medical Provider Must Face Lawsuit Over Meth Overdose

June 15, 2022, 2:20 PM

Southern Health Partners Inc. must face a lawsuit brought by the estate of a man who died of a methamphetamine overdose shortly after being admitted to a county jail because its providers allegedly took no action to help him, a federal court in Alabama said.

Seven members of SHP nursing staff knew Christopher Bishop had taken a large dosage of the drug and had symptoms consistent with an overdose, yet provided him with no medical care, his estate claimed.

The nurses’ alleged “total inaction” in light of Bishop’s serious medical need supported the estate’s claim that they acted with deliberate ...