Lawsuit: Failed wound care led to Penn Hills man’s death at Allegheny County Jail

TribLive, 10/18/23: “A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that a Penn Hills man with autism who was incarcerated at Allegheny County Jail was denied medical treatment for a wound on his foot that led to his death from sepsis.

The complaint also alleges that the doctor who treated Anthony Talotta had lost his license to practice medicine — or had been denied it — in at least eight other states prior to being hired to work in the jail.

The lawsuit, filed by the Abolitionist Law Center and attorney Alec Wright, names as defendants the county; Allegheny Health Network, which was contracted to provide medical care at the jail; and treating physician Dr. Wilson Bernales, medical director Dr. Donald Stechschulte and a medical staffing agency.”

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