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Washington DOC Agrees to Pay $1,000 to Prisoner Burned During Medical Test.

On April 28, 2006, the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) agreed to pay $1,000 to a prisoner who received substandard medical care.

Arthur Billups went in for medical treatment on December 28 and 29 for a test to determine how much light he could tolerate for a skin treatment. In administering the test, medical staff at MCC-Washington State Reformatory used too much light for too long, burning Billups.

Billups filed a tort claim asking for $700,000 in damages. The DOC agreed to pay Billups $1,000 in settlement without suit.

See: In Re Billups, Claim # 31059725.

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In Re Billups