A Richmond jury has hit the city sheriff and his former chief jail doctor with a $2.4-million verdict for the 2008 death of an inmate from untreated bronchial pneumonia.
The verdict may be a record in Virginia for the death of an inmate. Plaintiffs’ lawyer Mark Krudys of Richmond said he had not heard of a similar outcome. “We got a really good verdict and I think it’s going to stand,” he said. “I am very confident it’s going to stand.”
By Peter Vieth