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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma man had to have half of his skull removed after an untreated sinus infection spread out of control, and the man’s family is blaming a local jail.
Sandy Valentine told KFOR-TV that her son, Robby, has been hospitalized for nearly three months and her family’s life has been changed forever.
“He can’t talk. He can’t walk. He can’t tell you how he feels,” Valentine said.
Robby’s infection began while he was in jail, his mother said. Because he didn’t get the treatment he needed, the infection spread. As a result, doctors had to remove almost half of his skull.
“He asked for medical attention, and they gave him ibuprofen,” Valentine said. “I knew he needed antibiotics. I knew he needed medical treatment, and he wasn’t getting it.”
Robby has a criminal record with multiple arrests, but family attorneys said his medical care is a civil rights issue, not a criminal matter.
“The county, the jail needs to provide (medical care). If that’s not happening, then it’s something that needs to be addressed,” the attorney said.
The family says it plans to file a lawsuit against the county and the jail.