Kansas inmate files $2 million lawsuit against jail over broken bone in foot, head injury

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TOPEKA, Kansas — A Kansas man has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Shawnee County Jail claiming it failed to provide proper medical attention for a broken bone in his foot and subsequent head injury.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1FdjmTm) reports 34-year-old Junction City resident Jason Dixon filed the lawsuit in a handwritten petition May 13.

Dixon is being held on a federal hold order and pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Dixon says he broke the bone while playing basketball in plastic flip-flops after being stepped on by another inmate, then later hit his head when he fell trying to get to his cell's emergency button.

Shawnee County counselor Rich Eckert says his office hasn't been served with the lawsuit.

Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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