Arnold Schwarzenegger has been sued over the death of a prisoner.
Actor sued for death of prisoner
According to a new lawsuit, Schwarzenegger's negligence and failure to eliminate a virus from a California prison during his time as Governor caused one man to die.
Rodney Taylor Sr., who was a prisoner at Avenal State Prison from 2010 to 2014 for a drug offense reportedly contracted 'Valley Fever' while in custody.
His family claims the virus eventually killed him and the ex-Governor failed to "warn and properly educate" Taylor about the sickness
Valley Fever virus attacks the body's organs and its victims may suffer skin lesions, limb amputations and brain damage. The disease is spread by spores found in soil -- and Taylor was allegedly exposed to it.
TMZ reports that Schwarzenegger is already facing a lawsuit from 22 current and former inmates at another California prison for exposure to the disease.
Taylor's family is asking Schwarzenegger and some other ex-California politicians to cover burial expenses and other unspecified damages.
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