Zackary Moffitt Died From Jail Heart Attack After Needs Ignored for Days, Suit Claims

Last month, we told you about two separate cases related to health care in area jails: The Colorado Department of Corrections agreed to pay $3 million in the death of Christopher Lopez and a jury voted for an $11 million award to Ken McGill, who suffered a stroke behind bars.

Now comes a third case attorney David Lane likens to the previous two: the death of Zackary Moffitt, who suffered three days of serious medical issues without treatment before a fatal cardiac arrest. Continue for photos, video, details and the lawsuit Lane filed this week.

See also: Christopher Lopez: $3M in Death of Man Whose Jailers Joked and Laughed as He Slowly Died

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