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BOP Settles Medical Neglect Death Suit
BOP prisoner Terrance Mallett repeatedly complained of a sore throat and nasal problems. However, prison officials failed to properly diagnose and treat his medical condition.
On June 9, 2005, Mallett died in his cell of acute myocardial infarction, caused by a functional airway obstruction in hypoxia, because of pharyngeal and lymphoid hyperplasia.
On December 2, 2006, Mallett's wife, Jenne Mallett-Esteves, brought federal suit alleging that BOP officials knew that Mallett faced a substantial risk of serious personal injury if his medical condition was not properly diagnosed and treated. She also claimed that prison officials disregarded that risk by failing to take reasonable treatment measures.
Mallett-Esteves settled her claims on August 15, 2008, but terms of the settlement were not disclosed. She was represented by Joseph J. Wiseman, of Davis, California. See: Mallett by and through Mallett-Esteves v. United States, USDC No. 06¬01858 (E.D. Cal. 2008).
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Mallett by and through Mallett-Esteves v. United States
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