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Jail and medical provider settle wrongful death lawsuit

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A jail in Portsmouth and its medical provider have agreed to pay $625,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit.

The Daily Press reported Wednesday that 60-year-old Henry Clay Stewart Jr. was being held at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail on a probation violation stemming from a shoplifting charge in 2016, when he died from bleeding from a perforated stomach ulcer.

His family’s lawsuit alleged that “his pleas for urgent medical care were either ignored or the care provided to him . did not address his life-threatening medical needs.”

The lawsuit was filed in 2017 in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. Settlement records show that Correct Care Solutions paid $525,000. The jail paid the other $100,000.

The jail and medical provider did not admit liability for Stewart’s death.

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