In a case of alleged medical neglect that led to the death of a 19-year-old prisoner, it was the victim’s blood work that helped cement a $1.65 million settlement for the estate of Karon Nealy Jr.

“The blood work that was done in May 2015 showed Karon had some sort of infection, that his immune system was compromised, and that he was fighting something. He should have been sent immediately to a rheumatologist, but instead, he was languishing in prison for weeks,” litigator DeVaughn Ward said.