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$15,000 Settlement for Failure to Treat Seizure Disorder at Seattle Jail

Washington State’s King County Jail paid $15,442.53 to settle the civil rights suit of Troy Deimerly, who claimed the jail failed to take steps to treat his seizure disorder. When Deimerly entered the jail on June 4, 2002, he informed medical personnel of the disorder.

Despite that and several “kites,” he was not provided seizure medication and was assigned to a top bunk. On July 21, Deimerly had a seizure and fell from his top bunk, sustaining head and neck injuries.

Represented by Seattle attorney Fred Diamondstone, Deimerly settled the claim for $15,000 in damages and $442.53 in costs. The date of settlement is unknown, but an amended complaint was filed on February 26, 2004. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: Deimerly v. King County, et al., USDC, W.D. Wash., No. C-03-3152-Z (MJB).

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Deimerly v. King County, et al.

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