Woman files lawsuit against NECC

From Staff Reports
GREENEVILLE -- A Brentwood woman has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against Northeast Correctional Complex ans Warden Howard Carlton in Mountain City. The lawsuit claims that inadequate medical care resulted in the death of the woman's son who was an inmate at the facility two years ago.
Sharon Dennis said in the lawsuit that prison officials ignored flu-like symptons in her son, 33-year-old Rodney Hudson, for two weeks. She said only after Hudson began coughing up blood on December 16, 2002 did authorities seek medical care for him.
Hudson died while he was being transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
The suit was filed Jan. 14 and names the prison and Warden Howard Carlton as defendants.
Tennessee Correction spokeswoman, Jennifer Johnson, said the department does not comment on pending litigation.