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Zarzaur Law Secures $16 Million Jury Verdict For Wrongful Death Case Against Former Santa Rosa County Health Services Vendor.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AUG. 16, 2023) —  A jury in Santa Rosa County Circuit Court awarded $16,000,000 for a medical malpractice and wrongful death case to the family of a woman who died while in the care of Armor Correctional Health Services. Santa Rosa County hired Armor Correctional Health Services to provide medical services to the county jail inmates. This contract was in place between 2012 and 2018. The events of this lawsuit occurred in 2016.

The decedent was a 44-year-old woman who was married and had three children. The decedent contracted pneumonia while under the care of Armor Correctional Health Services at the Santa Rosa County Jail. There was a delay in the transfer to the emergency room by the Armor health care providers. By the time she arrived at the ER, her pneumonia had turned into sepsis. She died in the emergency room from septic shock due to pneumonia.

Zarzaur Law, P.A., brought suit on behalf of the client’s family, arguing that Armor’s neglect and delay in transfer to the emergency room caused her untimely death. 

The jury heard evidence and testimony about how the lack of medical treatment the client received and the delay in transfer substantially contributed to her death. 

The jury, after hearing the evidence and considering all of the defenses from Armor and its lawyers, ruled in the plaintiff’s favor and awarded Zarzaur Law’s client $16,000,000. The $16,000,000 verdict Included $6,000,000 in compensatory damages and $10,000,000 in punitive damages for the surviving spouse and children.

“I’m so happy this courageous family finally gets some closure for the tragic loss of their wife and mother.” Attorney Joe Zarzaur, Zarzaur Law, P.A.


Armor’s Previous Criminal Convictions

Then, in 2018, Armor Correctional Health Services was charged after the death of a Milwaukee inmate. The company was found guilty of neglect of residents of a penal facility and falsification of health care records in November 2022, the month after Jacksonville’s second contract was signed.





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About Zarzaur Law, P.A.

Joe Zarzaur is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney whose firm has been dedicated to promoting community safety since 2007. At Zarzaur Law, our accident lawyers fight the insurance companies and get justice for our clients. Our clients have been awarded record-setting verdicts in both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE: Serious Personal Injury, Product Defect, Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Boat and Jet Ski Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, and more. Licensed in Alabama and Florida.