CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The MetroHealth System is pushing back after a lawsuit was filed against Cuyahoga County over jail conditions.
The hospital system issued a statement on Thursday in response to the former MetroHealth nurse’s claims, calling the lawsuit “unfounded and defamatory.”
In part, the statement reads:
The lawsuit filed by the law offices of Subodh Chandra on behalf of Gary Brack claims he was wrongfully terminated in 2018 after he highlighted problems at the jail during a Cuyahoga County council meeting.
Those issues brought up by Brack were also defined in an investigative report compiled by the U.S. Marshals Service.
According to MetroHealth, inaccurate claims in the lawsuit include:
Since June of 2018, at least nine inmates died while at the jail.