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D.C. Prisoner Receives $7,000 Settlement for Untreated Cyst

On October 21, 2004, the District of Columbia paid $7,000 to settle with Plaintiff Roosevelt Powell, who had sued the District over an untreated cyst.

On March 21, 2002, Powell complained of a cyst on his left cheek, but was not treated. On March 25, 2002, Roosevelt complained of excruciating pain and swelling and was denied treatment again. On March 26, 2002, he was hospitalized and a cyst was removed. Roosevelt sued the District in D.C. Superior Court, claiming that the medical staff at the D.C. Jail was negligent in failing to provide proper, adequate and reasonable medical care and treatment.

The case was settled prior to trial for $7,000. Roosevelt was represented by Samuel M. Shapiro of Rockville, Maryland. See: Powell v. District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court, Civil Action No. 04-1678.

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