April 16, 2024
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The household of a girl who died whereas in San Diego County custody filed a wrongful demise lawsuit this week, alleging jail workers failed to supply her with withdrawal treatment and didn’t instantly carry out CPR when she grew to become unresponsive.

Vianna Granillo, 25, died lower than per week after her July 8, 2022, arrest, in accordance with the lawsuit filed Wednesday in San Diego federal courtroom.

There was no speedy response from the county.

The grievance filed on behalf of her minor son alleges Granillo had beforehand been arrested and booked into the Las Colinas jail in Santee and that her medical historical past was on file indicating she suffered from opiate habit and will have obtained withdrawal treatment upon reserving.

Opiate withdrawal signs might be deadly if untreated, in accordance with the lawsuit, which states Granillo obtained her first dose of the treatment three days after her arrest, regardless of medical information indicating she “was begging for withdrawal treatment” and telling medical workers “that she was feeling very unhealthy and affected by extreme signs.”

Granillo was later discovered unresponsive in her cell and the lawsuit alleges deputies didn’t instantly present medical assist comparable to CPR. Granillo was taken to a hospital, the place she died the next day.

The grievance states that in accordance with the San Diego County Medical Examiner, Granillo died of septic shock, with anoxic mind damage listed as a contributing issue.

The lawsuit alleges the septic shock was the results of “a abdomen perforation that was attributable to Ms. Granillo’s untreated vomiting and diarrhea” and that these signs stemmed from her withdrawal.

The lawsuit additionally alleges anoxic mind damage “leads to the demise of mind cells after roughly 4 minutes of oxygen deprivation,” whereas Granillo didn’t obtain CPR till about 12 minutes after she was discovered unresponsive.

Along with allegations that she was not correctly cared for whereas in custody, the lawsuit alleges Granillo was arrested in error.

Granillo was arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order, however in accordance with the lawsuit, the restraining order that restricted her contact together with her boyfriend had been downgraded greater than a yr earlier than her arrest to permit “peaceable contact” between the 2.

–Metropolis Information Service