- Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2015

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A former inmate of the Sarasota County jail has filed a lawsuit claiming he was left with permanent and serious issues after jail officials refused to adequately treat his back pain.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1Hht4at ) reports that the man sued Armor Correctional Health Services, the company that runs the jail clinic. The man, who was jailed on drug charges, claims jail officials did little to help him when he was suffering from pain so severe that he could not walk.

He later required surgery for a disk herniation and was diagnosed with a rare disorder involving the lower spinal court.

Amor Correctional Health Services said in a statement that it could not discuss specifics of the case but that the company has extensive experience providing high levels of care.

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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, https://www.heraldtribune.com

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