PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicholas Warywoda, Senior Trial Attorney of the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, is at it again. Warywoda, the lawyer who in April 2017 won an $8 Million verdict against the medical provider at the Nassau County (New York) jail for failing to properly treat Marine Corps combat veteran Bartholomew Ryan, causing him to commit suicide, has now undertaken the case of Emanuel McElveen, yet another inmate at the same jail who came under the inadequate care of that same medical provider, Armor Correctional Health Services according to the law firm and Newsday. Since the Ryan case, Armor has been removed as the detention facility's provider and replaced by Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC). In this new case, however, both Armor and NUMC are charged with failing to detect McElveen's fatal cancer.
McElveen, only 20 years old at the time of his death, died when Armor's doctors failed to diagnose a cancer that was both "treatable and curable", according to Warywoda. Added to that is the finding of the New York State Commission of Correction which concluded that it was Armor's failure to provide McElveen with adequate health care that directly resulted in the boy's death. To make matters worse, the Commission also found that the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, which supervises the jail, did nothing to reform Armor's negligent conduct despite having knowledge of the numerous prior deaths in the jail at Armor's hands.
Warywoda described Emir McElveen as a young father with a toddler son, who would now never know his father. McElveen was in jail serving a one-year sentence on a misdemeanor conviction for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. His death was one of 14 deaths at the same Nassau County jail during Armor's 6-year contract at the facility, at least 8 of which were attributed by the Commission to Armor's inadequate care. The action is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York under Docket No. 2:17-cv-05623.
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SOURCE Parker Waichman LLP