George Kontos and Katie Killion file lawsuit against Allegheny County Jail and others, for wrongful denial of medication leading to inmate death.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The family of an inmate who died in a Pittsburgh jail earlier this year is suing the jail and its health care provider.
Tiara Smart, one of the children of 39-year-old Frank Smart Jr., of Pittsburgh, filed the wrongful death lawsuit Friday against Allegheny County Jail and Corizon Health Inc. over Smart’s death.
The complaint alleges that Smart’s requests for medication were ignored and that he was handcuffed and shackled while having a seizure. He was taken to UPMC Mercy, where he died shortly after midnight on Jan. 5.
George Kontos, Tiara Smart’s attorney, said the jail failed its duty to provide for Smart’s safety.