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Family files $3.25M claim in death of Ariz. jail inmate

 Monday, April 7, 2014

 AZ Central

The family of a Mesa man filed a $3.25 million claim against a series of Maricopa County agencies after he died form a stomach ulcer that went untreated as the result of deliberate indifference to his medical condition, according to the filing. The notice filed this week came as sheriff’s administrators are asking a federal judge to lift court-ordered oversight of some aspects of jail operations — including medical care — and days after the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle another wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the jails.