Judge OKs suit alleging withheld Nevada inmate care

Mar 26, 6:26 PM EDT
Judge OKs suit alleging withheld Nev. inmate care

By SANDRA CHEREB
Associated Press Writer

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging prison staff withheld medical treatment from the condemned manager of the 1950s band Coasters, leading to his death from gangrene.

U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks said in an order filed Tuesday that the lawsuit filed by Patrick Cavanaugh’s family can continue against Ely State Prison Warden E.K. McDaniel and six other prison administrators and medical staff.

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