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Douglas County, medical provider sued over jail medical care

(MGN)

An eastern Nebraska county and its medical provider are being sued over what complainants say is inadequate treatment of inmates at the county jail.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that negligence and malpractice claims have been filed against Douglas County and the jail's Tennessee-based medical provider, Correct Care Solutions. The contract company has come under scrutiny for inmate deaths and alleged poor treatment nationally.

The claims filed by attorneys Thomas White and Benjamin White outline more than a dozen Douglas County inmates denied proper treatment for their maladies, including advanced lung cancer, chlamydia, a stroke and a broken hip.

The Whites allege Correct Care has financial incentives to give minimal medical care.

An attorney for Correct Care says each case should be evaluated on treatment decisions, not attorneys' theories.

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