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Washington DOC Agrees to Pay $1,000 to Prisoner Who Suffered Allergic Reaction

On February 15, 2006, the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) agreed to pay $1,000 to a prisoner who was knowingly exposed to a substance he was allergic to during a dental exam.

On April 20, 2005, Douglas Carlson went to dental sick-call. Carlson told dental staff that he had certain allergies and asked them to take appropriate precautions, but the staff did not. Midway through his treatment, Carlson started having an allergic reaction and could not breathe. After the incident, Carlson claimed continued breathing problems.

Carlson filed a tort claim. The DOC settled the claim before suit.

See: In Re Claim of Carlson, Claim # 31059563.

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In Re Claim of Carlson