NEW YORK — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has settled a lawsuit against the Nassau County jail’s medical provider that accused the company of repeatedly denying inmates adequate medical care.
Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2draia3 ) reports that court records show Armor Correctional Health Services will pay a $350,000 fine to settle the claim. The Florida-based vendor will also be prohibited from bidding on any Nassau jail medical contracts for three years.
Armor did not admit “any wrongdoing or liability” as part of the settlement filed Tuesday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan. In a statement, Armor said it was pleased to have the matter resolved.
The attorney general’s lawsuit followed a report last year by the state Commission of Correction that found Armor provided inadequate care in the deaths of five Nassau jail inmates.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com