Indiana Court of Appeals
Sue Williams, Linda Wood, and Claude-Wood, as the Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Rachel A. Wood, Deceased v. Indiana Department of Correction, Corizon, Inc., et al.
Civil tort. Affirms in part the Marion Superior Court’s entry of summary judgment to Corizon, Inc. nurses Tina Icenogle and Mary Grimes in a suit brought by the estate of Rachel Wood, who died while an inmate at the Indiana Department of Correction. However, holds the designated evidence readily demonstrates genuine issues of material fact on the estate’s claims of deliberate indifference. Reverses the entry of summary judgment for the remaining Corizon medical employees, for Corizon and for the DOC, which failed to discover Wood’s facially inconsistent medical records, her nonexistent treatment plans, or Corizon’s “completely and totally inadequate” medical settings. Remands for proceedings.
Termination: E H v. Indiana Department of Child Services
Juvenile termination. Reverses and remands the termination of E.H.’s parental rights to his child, L.H. Finds the Department of Child Services’ erroneous decision to require father to comply with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children violated his due process rights and tainted the termination proceedings.