PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Community Education Centers, a New Jersey corporation that operates the private George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County, alleging negligence.

Christopher J. Cecchine filed a complaint on Dec. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Community Education Centers Inc., alleging that the defendant failed to provide proper medical care to the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered a displaced fracture to his right foot at his residence, spent four days in a hospital and was given a cast, walking boot and crutches. He reportedly was discharged with instructions to follow up with a surgeon to repair fractures in his foot, but was then incarcerated and received no treatment for his foot for six weeks, during which time the fractured foot bones fused improperly, leading to permanent damage and pain. 

The plaintiff holds Community Education Centers Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide immediate temporary remedy to the plaintiff's right foot injury in order to avoid any permanent damages.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for compensatory damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by James M. Donovan of Law Office of James M. Donovan, PC in Willow Grove.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-06681-GEKP

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