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$15,000 in Allergy/Retaliation Suit

$15,000 in allergy/retaliation suit

Between October of 1994 and August of 1995, Ricardo Bowman was confined at WSR. Mr. Bowman repeatedly complained of severe allergic reactions to dust, dust mites, and certain foods. These reactions caused pain and swelling in his eye, head, neck, and shoulder.

Despite his continuous complaints and requests for treatment, WSR medical staff did nothing to alleviate Mr. Bowman's suffering. He subsequently filed grievances complaining of inadequate medical care. WSR responded to these grievances by retaliating against Mr. Bowman and infracting him for "faking" a medical condition.

Mr. Bowman filed suit in federal court, alleging medical neglect, cruel and unusual punishment, and retaliation. The case was ultimately settled for $15,000. Mr. Bowman was represented by attorney Charles S. Hamilton, III, of Seattle. See: Bowman v. Corpuz, No. C95-43Z (U.S.D.C. W.D. Wash., Nov. 25, 1997).

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