The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Federal Appellate Court for Northern Illinois has ruled that a civil suit against Centegra can proceed, but McHenry County and Correctional Officers are off the hook.
The suit is about the hanging suicide of Algerian immigration detainee Hassiba Belbachir in the McHenry County Jail. She overstayed her visa.
She was not put on suicide watch in2005 even though she told a clinical social worker she’d “rather did than live like this,” according to the Sun-Times article, which was written for the Federal Court Reporter. (I can find no link to the Sun-Times article.)
Appellate Court Justice Richard Posner wrote the decision.
There is conflicting evidence concerning jail records which the Court thought worthy of a trial.
According to Internal Revenue Department filings, Centegra Health System owns Centegra Insurance Services, Ltd., based in the Grand Cayman. It is a malpractice insurance provider.
In Fiscal Year 2011, the insurance company reported income of $2.4 million and expenses of $1.6 million.
Total assets were almost $15 million as of the end of June, 2011.