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$100,000 Paid to Arizona Prisoner for Failure to Treat Dental Problem

Danny W. Thompson, a prisoner at Arizona's Winslow Prison,
suffered from severe periodontal disease when he requested medical
assistance in January 1993. Thompson self-extracted 5 teeth prior to
being seen by a dentist in May 1993. His lawsuit alleged deliberate
indifference to his serious dental needs and negligence in failing to
request outside assistance. In 1998, a jury awarded Thompson $90,000 for
deliberate indifference and $10,000 for failing to request outside
assistance. He was represented by Charles A. Shaw. See: Thompson v.
Lewis, USDC, Arizona, Case No. CV95-189PHXRCB.

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