Ken Krayeske was appointed lead counsel along with Attorney DeVaughn Ward by the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut to represent all inmates since July 2018 for the purposes of testing and treating Hepatitis C in Connecticut prisons.
This landmark lawsuit forced the Connecticut Department of Correction to institute a new HCV policy that as of December 31, 2020 resulted in testing more than 14,000 inmates, learning than 10 percent of those were HCV positive, and curing more than 400 with Direct Acting Antivirals.
The Conencticut General Assembly approved the $40 million settlement and by the time the agreement sunsets in March 2022, it is expected that more than 1,000 people in prison will receive direct acting antivirals to cure their HCV.
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Speaking on behalf of her son, Wayne World, Carrie World, appeared at a press conference with State Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano, Wayne World received a $1.3 million settlement in a malpractice case against the state.
The government of Connecticut spent about $63 million from its Adjudicated Claims account for the 2018-2019 fiscal year to settle lawsuits, pay judgments and cover legal fees in cases that had sometimes lasted years. State records show about 800 entries of payouts during that period from the account, shown as a line item from the General Fund. Of the $63 million, 93 percent went toward six major cases.
Dr. Joseph Bretonʼs departure comes as he was overseeing the stateʼs transition away from UConn Health as the provider of prison medical care, to Breton, who had worked as a prison doctor for UConn Health, became a Department of Correction employee when he accepted the medical chiefʼs position in March.