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D.C. Settles Prisoner’s Lawsuit over Failure to Protect and Medical Neglect Resulting in Brain Damage for $150,000

On December 29, 2000, the District of Columbia paid $150,000 to settle with a plaintiff who was assaulted and severely injured while a prisoner in the D.C. Jail. The suit, filed in D.C. Superior Court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and D.C. Code 11-921, alleged the District was negligent in failing to provide a safe environment and for failing to adequately treat Plaintiff’s injuries in a timely manner.

According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Anual Rudisill was assaulted by unknown persons while imprisoned at the D.C. Jail in October 1995. The suit claimed that Rudisill suffered injuries to all parts of his body, including permanent brain damage, and that his injuries were a direct and proximate result of the District’s negligence. See: Rudisill v. District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court, Civil Action No. 98-ca-8329.

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Rudisill v. District of Columbia