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$15,000 Settlement for Failure to Treat Seattle Jail Prisoner’s Hernia

Washington State’s King County Jail paid $15,000 to settle the civil rights suit of Douglas E. Gallagher, who claimed that the Jail had failed to treat his hernia from May 2004 until the time of settlement in March 2006.

Represented by Bremerton attorney David B. Gates, Gallagher settled the case for $12,000 in damages and $3,000 for attorney’s fees. King County also agreed to provide a surgical consultation, transportation and pay to repair Gallagher’s inguinal hernia if still incarcerated at the jail at the time of surgery. The settlement was approved by the court on April 17, 2006. The documents related to this case are available on PLN’s website. See: Gallagher v. Pine, et al., USDC, W.D. Wash., No. CV05-0684MJP (2006).

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Gallagher v. Pine, et al.

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