FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – The mother of an inmate who died at a San Juan County prison is suing the medical staff that cared for him.
The Daily Times in Farmington reported Saturday that an attorney for Olga Salazar filed a complaint, saying the March 3 death of Jesus Marquez was caused by negligent medical care.
The county, a jail administrator, jail medical directors and a nurse are also named in the suit.
Salazar is asking for monetary damages and court-mandated changes in jail procedures.
The complaint argues San Juan Regional Medical Center staff ignored repeated requests for someone to check on Marquez, who was diabetic.
It alleges a nurse then didn’t take Marquez’s condition seriously.
Medical center spokesman Haroon Ahmad says the hospital will “vigorously defend” itself.