Man Sues Jail After Double Amputation

Man Sues Jail After Double Amputation

There are 333 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Man Sues Jail After Double Amputation. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Russell had knee surgery a few days before being taken to jail. He claims his medical needs were ignored by jail staff.

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Jason

Tulsa, OK

#1 Feb 15, 2008
arrested on gun, meth and marijuana charges. Minor charges my butt! More than likely caused by a dirty needle.
Nightshade7206

Tulsa, OK

#2 Feb 15, 2008
Are you kidding me! Is this some kind of story from the onion. WTF..........
I have heard horror stories about Creek County, But this, this is a nightmare. This does not happen in Iraqi prisons! Mr. Mounger, God Bless your mother for doing her best to try to take care of you. I am so sorry this has happened right here in AMERICA. You handle it the American way and stick it up there ass with a huge lawsuit I hope you are awarded more then what your asking for. Then open a organization that acts as a watch group and help bring about a change. I cant believe how stupid Creek county is to respond with " We expected a lawsuit to be filed." is ridiculous.
Nightshade7206

Tulsa, OK

#3 Feb 15, 2008
Jason wrote:
arrested on gun, meth and marijuana charges. Minor charges my butt! More than likely caused by a dirty needle.
Arrested on those charges Sir, does NOT mean Guilty of those charges. He has just had surgery on his knees, three days later he was put in jail. when he didn't move fast enough for a guard he was tied up to a chair where he developed blood clots. Didn't you read the story you stupid moron????
Patty Wilson

United States

#4 Feb 15, 2008
You know it is a real shame; the'good' people helping the 'bad'. If all recourse for Mounger were exhausted, because of his 'bad' behaviour (drugs=illegal), and restraints issued with resulting complications......who wins here? What are our officials supposed to do?? If they had let him bounce around in his cell, they would still be wrong! And we the people will pay for this through our taxes. Thank Mounger for using drugs? Both are victims!!
Tulsatrav

Plymouth, MN

#5 Feb 15, 2008
Only 30 Million. i'd go 30 mill. per leg
LBM

Broken Arrow, OK

#6 Feb 15, 2008
It doesn't really matter what he was arrested for. He should've have been cared for. It is his right. There is no excuse what for what happened in that jail.
David

Tulsa, OK

#7 Feb 15, 2008
Just another instance of injustice in Crook County!

Why did Ch. 6 promo this last night in the same promo that featured a story on frivolous lawsuits by inmates? Not right.
David

Tulsa, OK

#8 Feb 15, 2008
Patty Wilson wrote:
You know it is a real shame; the'good' people helping the 'bad'. If all recourse for Mounger were exhausted, because of his 'bad' behaviour (drugs=illegal), and restraints issued with resulting complications......who wins here? What are our officials supposed to do?? If they had let him bounce around in his cell, they would still be wrong! And we the people will pay for this through our taxes. Thank Mounger for using drugs? Both are victims!!
Guilty until proven innocent eh Patty Wilson? His charges were going to be dropped. What does that tell you? Not so smart now are you! Crook County is known for drug corruption within the sheriff's dept.; or haven't you been paying attention to the news on 6??!!
David

Tulsa, OK

#9 Feb 15, 2008
Jason wrote:
arrested on gun, meth and marijuana charges. Minor charges my butt! More than likely caused by a dirty needle.
CLUE: Gangrene is not caused by a dirty needle. If you're going to have a "holier-than-thou" rant, get your facts straight. Watch the news. Don't be so quick to convict. Gangrene is a complication of necrosis (i.e., cell death) characterized by the decay of body tissues, which become black and malodorous. It is caused by infection or ischemia, such as from thrombosis (blocked blood vessel). It is usually the result of critically insufficient blood supply (e.g., peripheral vascular disease) and is often associated with diabetes and long-term smoking. This condition is most common in the lower extremities. The best treatment for gangrene is revascularization (i.e., restoration of blood flow) of the affected organ, which can reverse some of the effects of necrosis and allow healing. Other treatments include auto-amputation, debridement and local care, or surgical amputation. The method of treatment is generally determined depending on location of affected tissue and extent of tissue loss.
squirrel

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Feb 15, 2008
Patty Wilson wrote:
You know it is a real shame; the'good' people helping the 'bad'. If all recourse for Mounger were exhausted, because of his 'bad' behaviour (drugs=illegal), and restraints issued with resulting complications......who wins here? What are our officials supposed to do?? If they had let him bounce around in his cell, they would still be wrong! And we the people will pay for this through our taxes. Thank Mounger for using drugs? Both are victims!!
I'm sorry sister, the only victim here is Mr. Mounger. Whether or not he is a "bad" person as you assume or a "good" person who has made some "bad" decisions. The court/prison system has a responsibility to the inmates regardless of their crime or "behavior". Did you miss the picture of his feet? That doesn't happen overnight. You used a term in your first sentence, "good" people. 3 people were let go because of their behavior. How "good" do you suppose they were? How good do you suppose the people letting them go are? Why was his health ignored so much that his legs got that bad?
Jason

Tulsa, OK

#11 Feb 15, 2008
Nightshade7206 wrote:
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Arrested on those charges Sir, does NOT mean Guilty of those charges. He has just had surgery on his knees, three days later he was put in jail. when he didn't move fast enough for a guard he was tied up to a chair where he developed blood clots. Didn't you read the story you stupid moron????
Your son is still a maggot! Not the first time he's been in trouble. But I never said that it was not a bad thing to lose your legs. It's a very bad thing! You act like a animal you get treated like a animal!
Jason

Tulsa, OK

#12 Feb 15, 2008
David wrote:
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CLUE: Gangrene is not caused by a dirty needle. If you're going to have a "holier-than-thou" rant, get your facts straight. Watch the news. Don't be so quick to convict. Gangrene is a complication of necrosis (i.e., cell death) characterized by the decay of body tissues, which become black and malodorous. It is caused by infection or ischemia, such as from thrombosis (blocked blood vessel). It is usually the result of critically insufficient blood supply (e.g., peripheral vascular disease) and is often associated with diabetes and long-term smoking. This condition is most common in the lower extremities. The best treatment for gangrene is revascularization (i.e., restoration of blood flow) of the affected organ, which can reverse some of the effects of necrosis and allow healing. Other treatments include auto-amputation, debridement and local care, or surgical amputation. The method of treatment is generally determined depending on location of affected tissue and extent of tissue loss.
I am not ranting I am just using my right of free speech. I also enjoy ur writing on gangrene right out of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangrene
David

Tulsa, OK

#13 Feb 15, 2008
Jason wrote:
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Your son is still a maggot! Not the first time he's been in trouble. But I never said that it was not a bad thing to lose your legs. It's a very bad thing! You act like a animal you get treated like a animal!
Why can't you be civil? Or are you feeling guilty about something??

Read/listen to the news. THE CHARGES WERE GOING TO BE DROPPED - DOES THAT NOT TELL YOU SMALL MINDED PEOPLE ANYTHING???

Cops on tv is NOT real ...'NECK!
Patty Wilson

United States

#14 Feb 15, 2008
I stand corrected, ok? This is a real real shame.......the issue IS what happened to this man........PERIOD
The stuff

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 Feb 15, 2008
Jason wrote:
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Your son is still a maggot! Not the first time he's been in trouble. But I never said that it was not a bad thing to lose your legs. It's a very bad thing! You act like a animal you get treated like a animal!
So, he deserved to lose both legs then? Hmm. That's a sensitive way of looking at it. Your idea of justice is a little skewed.
An Aussie

Adelaide, Australia

#16 Feb 15, 2008
Jason wrote:
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Your son is still a maggot! Not the first time he's been in trouble. But I never said that it was not a bad thing to lose your legs. It's a very bad thing! You act like a animal you get treated like a animal!
It sounds like Jason has pretty much lost the plot due to drug use OR has had dealings with the person who lost his legs.

Either way Jason, if I may call you that, the person might have a record, he might not be the best citizen or role model for young people. He is a person who was taken to jail and the government has a responsibility and duty to ensure that the prisoners (accused and those who have been sentenced) are receiving care. It is the fault of the citizens that they elected a sheriff/judge/official to make bad decisions that is going to cost you the taxpayers. It is not cheap to keep a prisoner in jail who has medical issues. You demand justice and locking people up for a long period of time, if you say that is correct then you as citizens must take the responsibilty for their well being and care.

I would make sure that the elected official is put on notice that he/she will not be elected again.

Perhaps Russell should personally sue the sheriff/elected official or jailers for pain and suffering instead of the taxpayers??

Regards
Jason

Tulsa, OK

#17 Feb 15, 2008
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Jason

Tulsa, OK

#18 Feb 15, 2008
News never said anything about charges being dropped? I was being civil and stating my opinion! I did not force anyone to agree with me or to read what I wrote.
Jason

Tulsa, OK

#19 Feb 15, 2008
The stuff wrote:
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So, he deserved to lose both legs then? Hmm. That's a sensitive way of looking at it. Your idea of justice is a little skewed.
Read my post from above I said it's not a good thing to lose your legs.
Jason

Tulsa, OK

#20 Feb 15, 2008
An Aussie wrote:
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It sounds like Jason has pretty much lost the plot due to drug use OR has had dealings with the person who lost his legs.
Either way Jason, if I may call you that, the person might have a record, he might not be the best citizen or role model for young people. He is a person who was taken to jail and the government has a responsibility and duty to ensure that the prisoners (accused and those who have been sentenced) are receiving care. It is the fault of the citizens that they elected a sheriff/judge/official to make bad decisions that is going to cost you the taxpayers. It is not cheap to keep a prisoner in jail who has medical issues. You demand justice and locking people up for a long period of time, if you say that is correct then you as citizens must take the responsibilty for their well being and care.
I would make sure that the elected official is put on notice that he/she will not be elected again.
Perhaps Russell should personally sue the sheriff/elected official or jailers for pain and suffering instead of the taxpayers??
Regards
I agree the government has a responsibility and duty to ensure that the prisoners (accused and those who have been sentenced) are receiving care. I would be sueing two. The jailers and the sheriff department is liable. I just think it's funny the guilty party thinks that it is a minor crime. I never once said yep eeh he lost his legs!

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