A Virginia Beach lawyer lost two fingertips last week when a jail door slammed on his hand after a client visit.
Greg McCormack is nursing two “extremely painful” fingers after the Nov. 21 incident at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk. He said doctors were unable to reattach his fingertips.
McCormack, 59, said he was on his way out when a heavy steel jail door quickly closed before he could get his hand out of the way. “Bam! It just slammed shut,” he said.
He said he was treated by a plastic surgeon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Now dealing with the pain – and dressing changes several times a day – McCormack said he has had to move around some of his court dates.
McCormack said he understands others may have been injured by the fast closing door at the jail, and he is considering a claim for damages. “We’re definitely looking at that,” he said.