TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 19, 2018
U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Sevier County Sheriff Ron “Hoss” Seals, filed on behalf of an inmate who died in March 2014 from a mix of alcohol and opiates, Knoxnews reports. Seals hired the firm of Dr. Robert Maughon, who has since pleaded guilty to federal healthcare fraud charges, to handle the medical care of inmates in the county’s jail in order to cut costs. Seals also made the decision to rely primarily on licensed practical nurses instead of more highly trained medical professionals to save money.