Mother of dead inmate suing San Juan County jail, hospital

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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