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$15,000 Settlement in D.C. Prisoner’s Foot Surgery Suit

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $15,000 to settle the lawsuit of Prisoner Donald Hatch for medical negligence.

While at the D.C. Jail on September 6, 1990 Hatch received treatment for a bunionectemy at the D.C. General Hospital, requiring surgery to be performed on both his feet. After doctors stitched two toes on his left foot together, infection set in.

His complaint alleged inadequate medical treatment for a serious medical condition.

Hatch accepted settlement on August 29, 2006, acting pro se. See: Hatch v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 93-10430.

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Hatch v. District of Columbia