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D.C. Pays $35,000 for Improper Care of Prisoner’s Kidney Failure and Hypertension

On March 25, 2004, the District of Columbia paid $35,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Plaintiff Andrew Rogers in which he claimed the District failed to properly treat his hypertension and failing kidney while he was in custody.

Rowe further claimed in his lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in July 2002, that as a direct and proximate result of the District’s negligence, he suffered, among other things, physical pain, mental anguish, loss of kidney function, required dialysis and a kidney transplant. Rowe had sought $3.3 million and attorney fees. He was represented by Samuel Shapiro of Rockville, Maryland. See: Rodgers v. District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court, Civil Action No. 02-8963 (2004).

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Rodgers v. District of Columbia