HOUSTON — A Montgomery County woman with a mental disability is suing the county, alleging deprivation of constitutional rights.
Alyssa Wade filed a complaint April 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Montgomery County, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, as a result of improper treatment and lack of care involving not receiving her medications, Wade attempted to commit suicide and suffered a broken jaw while in custody at the Montgomery County Jail. The suit says her injuries required surgeries and a follow-up to remove wires put in her mouth during surgery.
The lawsuit says Wade incurred medical bills of more than $100,000. The plaintiff alleges Montgomery County failed to provide requests for reasonable medical treatments and failed to prevent and respond to Wade's suicide attempt.
Wade seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, costs of suit and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorney Drew Willey of Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-01040