Homewood man asks federal court to enforce settlement against Allegheny County Jail

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A Homewood man who sued Allegheny County and its jail healthcare arm in 2011 is trying to enforce a $45,000 settlement of his case, according to court documents filed today.

Dwight Baker alleged in his 2011 complaint that Allegheny Correctional Health Services and its doctors failed to treat his debilitating back pain, violating his constitutional rights against cruel and unusual punishment.

According to a motion in U.S. District Court, the plaintiff and his attorneys reached agreement with Allegheny Correctional under which that nonprofit entity would pay $45,000, and sent the release on Oct. 9. Payment has not yet been received, according to the motion.

Allegheny Correctional is now defunct, having lost the jail medical care contract to Tennessee-based Corizon Health Inc.


Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

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