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$2M deal ends Mesa County jail lawsuit after death of man with severe intellectual disabilities

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Tomas Beauford, 27, who had the IQ of a 5-year-old, died of seizures at the Mesa County jail in April 2014 after not getting his required medication. His family will receive $2 million under a settlement after suing the county and its for-profit jail health care provider, Correct Care Solutions, now known as WellPath. (Photo provided by David Lane.)

The family of a 24-year-old Mesa County man with severe intellectual disabilities will receive $2 million from the county and the jail’s former health care provider to settle a lawsuit alleging he died after the jail’s staff neglected to make sure he took his life-saving seizure medication.

The settlement comes nearly a decade after Tomas Beauford, who had the mental capacity of a 5-year-old and was unable to care for…

Olivia Prentzel

2023-05-01 13:30:21

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