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In late September 2020, private correctional healthcare contractor Wellpath paid $4.5 million to settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a mentally ill teen who died from dehydration while incarcerated in 2016 at the Benton County Jail in Corvallis, Oregon.How many jails does wellpath have contracts with?
In Michigan, Wellpath has contracts with about 25 county jails, records filed in an ongoing federal lawsuit filed by a Detroit attorney and referenced by Williams, show.What is a wellpath class action?
“A class action is the best vehicle to ensure that Wellpath not only compensates the victims, but also changes the very policies that are causing people to be systematically cut off from their prescribed meds.”What happened at the wellwellpath hearing?
Wellpath supervisor Elaine Kaiser previously gave public comment at a county board meeting, though attorneys said the remote hearing Wednesday in 86th District Court was the first time a representative from the company — a defendant in dozens of federal lawsuits — was questioned under oath in a local court.