We extend congratulations to our client, Elliott Buckner, of Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner who recently settled an inmate lawsuit for $2.7M. Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported on the settlement which is excerpted below. The wife of a former inmate received $2.7 million from the settlement of a lawsuit against the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester.
Boren filed the lawsuit in February 2013 on behalf of her husband, Rockie Harold Watts. The lawsuit alleged that jail staff failed to provide Watts with adequate and timely medical care for a seizure. As a result, Watts suffered severe brain damage and now requires 24-hour care, the lawsuit claimed.The lawsuit also named as defendants the Northwestern Regional Jail Authority and eight jail employees.