Medical malpractice investigation into the healthcare inmates receive at correctional facilities
As part of a Free Press investigation into the medical care provided by the state Department of Corrections and Correctional Medical Services Inc. of Missouri, a discovery was made that in hundreds of cases, diseases have been misdiagnosed, undiagnosed or treatment is delayed or denied.
In one instance, an inmate’s cancer went undiagnosed for twenty months. Many of the inmates’ families are the only outside people who know about the illnesses the inmates suffer, and they can’t even get a return phone call from prison medical staff.
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