$7 Million in Settlements in Colorado Jail Prisoner’s Death from Medical Negligence
by David M. Reutter
The Denver Health Medical Center has settled a claim of negligent care for $4 million after releasing a prisoner with internal injuries who later died. Six months later, the Denver City Council approved an ...
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