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$25,000 Settlement in Washington Detainee Contracting for TB in Seattle Jail
While held at the Jail from November 2003 through January 2004, Jason Perez contracted tuberculosis from another detainee. As a result, he sustained a permanent condition, the tuberculosis bacterium resident in his system.
He brought a state negligence claim alleging jail officials failed to establish a protocol for detecting tuberculosis in prisoners, failing to maintain proper supervision of prisoner suspected of having a communicable disease such as tuberculosis and for failing to attend to Perez’s health and welfare.
Perez settled the claim on September 14, 2007 for $25,000. He was represented by Seattle Attorney Charles S. Hamilton, III. The documents related to this case are on PLN’s website.
See: Perez v. King County, King County Superior Court, Case No: 06-12968-T. King County Claim No: 37476
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Perez v. King County
|Cite||King County Superior Court, Case No: 06-12968-T. King County Claim No: 37476|
|Level||State Trial Court|