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$1,250 Settlement in Improper Treatment of Prisoner with Colostomy Bag

Washington State’s King County Regional Justice Center (RJC) paid $1,250 to Willie L. Carter for failing to properly treat and provide materials for his urine colostomy bag. The RJC did not have the proper colostomy bag for Carter. Thus, guards and nurses told him to wash and reuse the colostomy bag he had, which is unsanitary and improper treatment.

When materials did arrive, they were for a bowel colostomy bag. Carter was told to make do with what was provided, which caused the stoma to his bladder to become raw and bleed. The incident date lists August 11, 2001, and ongoing. On June 13, 2002, represented by attorneys Andrew O. Carrington and Brian J. Todd, carter settled the claim. Documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: In re Carter, King County Claim No. 30729.

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Related legal case

In re Carter

Please see the brief bank for documents related to this claim.