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Los Angeles County to pay nearly $6M in jail inmate lawsuit

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County will pay nearly $6 million to settle a lawsuit that said a jail inmate was left disabled because his medical problems were ignored.

The Los Angeles Daily News says the Board of Supervisors approved the settlement Tuesday.

The negligence suit was filed on behalf of Juan Garza, who was 22 when he was arrested in 2012 on suspicion of attempted murder.

The suit claims that Garza failed to receive proper monitoring and care in the downtown Twin Towers facility.

His attorneys say he suffered a seizure, fell and hit his head, leaving him with permanent brain damage and requiring 24-hour care.

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