A 27-year-old Kansas prison inmate has died after complaining that “it feels like something is eating my brain.” Marques Davis was incarcerated at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
He was serving a 53-year sentence for aggravated battery and attempted murder. Davis mother, Shermaine Walker, is filing a lawsuit against Corizon Health employees for neglecting her son until he died.
Walker disclosed that her son had been complaining to Corizon Health staff that something was eating him for several months. But he was ignored and not helped in any way until it was way too late. He would tell his mother on phone daily that no medical help was extended to him and he was simply losing it.
The most they ever did for him was to take his blood samples and give him ibuprofen.
“Mom, Whatever Is Going On With Me, It’s Messing With My Mind,” Davis, Prison Inmate Told His Mother
“I was calling the jail every day,” Walker said. “He’s telling me, they haven’t done anything.”
On a particular phone call, Davis told his mother that whatever was eating him up was also messing with his mind.
Early this year, Davis’ speech and vision became impaired as a result of his disability. He suffered a massive heart attack in April and was rushed to the hospital where he died the following day.
Walker in her lawsuit claimed Corizon Health and the 14 employees joined in the lawsuit ignored Davis’ plea for medical attention for eight straight months until he died.
ACLU Reports Corizon Health Has Been Sued 660 Times over a Five-Year Period
Walker is filing the lawsuit on behalf of herself and Davis’ nine year old daughter.
A CT scan of Davis’ brain revealed that there was “dramatic swelling of the brain sufficient to force the upper part of the brain into the lower part of the brain.”
Walker noted that her son began to limp last year and became progressively ill until his health nose-dived. She added that whatever ailed her son was diagnosable and treatable, but Corizon Health employees simply failed to allow him proper medical care.
ACLU reports that Corizon Health has been sued 660 times over a five-year period.