The family of the man who was found dead in a jail near Atlanta claimed that his death could have easily been avoided if he’d received medical attention for a bleeding ulcer.
Deion Strayhon’s family has filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice against NaphCare Inc.
Strayhon’s lawsuit, filed on Friday, claims that he complained about stomach pain, vomiting and constipation from March 23, 2020, until April 16, 2021 when he died in his cell. The lawsuit claims that none of the doctors and nurses who treated Strayhon tried to determine the cause of his discomfort.
The lawsuit claims that an autopsy revealed that Strayhon’s death was caused by bleeding from a large ulcer that had “eroded” into a blood vessels, causing gastrointestinal bleeding.
NaphCare didn’t respond immediately to a comment request submitted via its website on Tuesday. Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment citing pending litigation.
The suit was filed in the name of Strayhon’s mother Sherry Strayhon and Lakea Mac, Strayhon’s girlfriend, and mother of Strayhon’s daughter, who was born soon after his death.