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$1,500 for Refusal to Treat HIV Positive Cancer Patient

$1,500 for refusal to treat HIV positive cancer patient

In 1996, Samuel Page was confined at the WSP. Mr. Page is HIV positive and had cancer. When he sought treatment for his condition, Dr. Alfred Marur, the contract physician for the WSP, refused to address Mr. Page's medical needs.

Mr. Page sued Dr. Marur and other WSP officials in federal court, alleging that Dr. Marur refused to operate on any "negro with HIV." The DOC settled the case for $1,500 and agreed to transfer Mr. Page to another prison. Mr. Page was represented by Kevin Mahoney of Roberts & Mahoney, a Spokane law firm. See: Page v. Wood, No. CS-96-380-CI (U.S.D.C. E.D. Wash., July 10, 1998).

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