Marion County Jail Inmate Dies After Not Receiving Medical Attention

Tragically, our clients’ son, Marshal Carman, died from a heart attack while incarcerated at the Marion County jail in September 2014. As reported by Russ McQuaid of CBS 4 Indy, in the five days he was detained, Marshal was denied the medication he took for panic attacks and anxiety, causing him profound stress, and he subsequently suffered a heart attack.

On the day of his death, Marion County deputies walked past his cell repeatedly while Marshal was clearly suffering from an acute medical emergency, yet they failed to do anything about it. Due to their deliberate indifference to his obvious medical emergency, Marshal received no medical care.

Pavlack Law has filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of Marshal Carman’s family. When a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another, surviving members of the decedent’s family may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death claims can arise from various situations, such as automobile accidents, medical malpractice, death during supervised activity, occupational exposure to hazards, and defective products. If you feel a loved one may have died due to the negligent actions of another, please contact the Indiana wrongful death attorneys at Pavlack Law at 317-251-1100 for a free consultation, or submit a form on our website www.pavlacklawfirm.com.

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