The attorneys for Madison Deal released a statement claiming Silverdale Detention Facility officials are to blame for the inmate's death.
Deal turned herself in Aug. 10 on a charge of violating probation for misdemeanor theft. Her attorney claimed in a statement that she violated probation by not completing three public workdays.
The family claims Deal was attacked by inmates while she was in her cell, and Silverdale officials were aware of the attack but did not properly treat her.
Deal died Aug. 18 while at Erlanger. The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office released a report claiming the cause of death was a medical problem and was not due to an attack.
Deal spoke to her mother, Lee Anne, Saturday and Monday before her death on a video call, according to family attorneys. Attorneys claim that Deal told her mother nurses were aware she had tightness in her chest, was vomiting and was experiencing head pain. She later died after being transported to Erlanger.
The mother said she called Silverdale when Deal's symptoms were worsening but a nurse hung up on her, according to the release. Deal's grandmother experienced the same result when calling, according to the release.
The release claims Silverdale was "grossly negligent" and waited three days before sending Deal to the hospital.
Lawyers say there is currently no lawsuit pending as they await answers.