Most Ridiculous Lawsuits: Chesapeake jail workers face lawsuit tied to death


The day after 19-year-old Musa Jassey left the Chesapeake jail, he died.

Cardiac arrhythmia, according to his death certificate.

Mariama Manjang, Jassey’s aunt, filed a $17 million wrongful death lawsuit Monday in Chesapeake Circuit Court. She blames unnamed employees of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office and Conmed Inc., the jail’s medical service contractor, for not realizing something was wrong.

“Had they not been deliberately indifferent, they … would have figured out what was wrong and done something,” said S.W. Dawson, Manjang’s attorney ...

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