8 hospitalized after exposure to toxin at Lynwood jail

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Eight people from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood were hospitalized after being exposed to a “toxic substance,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

The eight were hospitalized after they were exposed to the unidentified toxin a few minutes at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The Times identified them as six inmates and two jail employees.

“Los Angeles County Fire personnel arrived on the scene and transported the incarcerated females to a local hospital for additional medical treatment,” the Sheriff’s Department said. “All the females were conscious and breathing at the time of being transported.”

All eight are in stable condition, according to the Times.

Officials did not provide any information about those exposed to the toxin, nor did they detail what specific toxin may have been involved.

“Although we have no further details at this time, our investigation is ongoing,” the Sheriff’s Department said.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.