Prison inmates have rights. This is often forgotten by the people who care for them. Some of these people, who struggled through a hard time in their life or were caught up in the wrong crowd at the wrong time, end up paying the ultimate price when they are not properly cared for while serving their time. In situations where prison staff were so negligent to the point that someone under their supervision is seriously dies, that inmate's family may have a potential wrongful death claim against the negligent party and prison where he or she is employed.
Investigations into wrongful death claims at the Allegheny County Jail is well above the national average. This comes as no surprise as, just a year ago, a new medical vendor began cutting costs while also trying to improve care...and the two things just don't add up.
When most people wake up in the morning in Western Pennsylvania for work, they do not think that they'll be in some kind of accident that could be potentially fatal. Often on this blog, we relay stories to our readers about forklift accidents. Not too long ago we posted a blog about a gas drilling company worker who was killed during a work-related accident that involved a forklift. Last week, sadly, another industry worker in Pennsylvania was killed in an accident also involving a forklift.