Muskegon County settles jail medical care suit

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Muskegon County has agreed to pay a former jail inmate who sued, saying he was denied medical care.

James Basham claims when he was at the Muskegon County Jail between April and October 2011, he was denied access to medical care and medication.

According to the settlement, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Muskegon County denies the allegations and decided to settle the case “merely to avoid litigation.”

Under the settlement reached on Oct. 21, the county will pay Basham $7,500. In exchange, he dropped the lawsuit. It was dismissed on Oct. 31.

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