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Kansas Medical Neglect Death Case Settled for $35,000

A Kansas prisoner's estate was paid $35,000 to settle a case related to his death.

While confined in the Sedgwick County Correctional Facility, Mr. Stockwell suffered from acute chronic alcohol withdrawal. He was denied medical care, placed in wrist shackles and solitary confinement. Stockwell was unconscious when released from jail. His father took him to a hospital, where he died.

Stockwell's estate was sued in state court, alleging Defendants negligently failed to supervise, or proved medical care to Stockwell. Defendants "failed to transfer the decedent to a hospital for proper care and treatment under the guidance of a medical doctor." Defendants paid $35,000 to settle the case before trial in October, 1994. See: Estate of Stockwell v. Hill, Kansas Dist. Ct, 18th Judicial Dist., Sedgewick Cty. Case No. 94C2731 (1996 WL 795794).

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Estate of Stockwell v. Hill