In May through June of 1994, Robert Falcone was incarcerated at the Lewis County Jail in the custody of the DOC. Medical staff at the jail misdiagnosed and mistreated Mr. Falcone, resulting in his receiving an unnecessary appendectomy. Mr. Falcone's neck glands also became seriously infected and damaged as a result of the jail's negligence.
Mr. Falcone sued both the jail and the DOC for medical neglect. The case was settled for $1,000. Mr. Falcone was represented by attorney L. Neil Axtell. See: Falcone v. State of Washington, No. 97-2-05213-5 (Spokane County Superior Court, 1997).
As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.
Already a subscriber? Login
Related legal case
Falcone v. State of Washington
|Cite||Spokane Co. Sup. Ct. No. 97-2-05213-5 (1997)|
|Level||State Trial Court|