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U.S. Settles Suit over Fatal Medical Negligence of Prisoner for $152,000

Wayne David Crosser was convicted and sentenced on federal charges. He was kept in a holding cell at the MCC in San Diego while awaiting transportation to Texas for further prosecution. He suffered from a serious medical condition which required a special diet, medication and medical monitoring, all of which were allegedly denied him. He died.

Aided by Ramona, California attorney Grant L. Eddy, Crosser's estate, wife, daughter and minor stepson filed a federal lawsuit pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1346(B) and 2671, et seq. alleging a breach of duty by BOP personnel in failing to provide adequate medical care. On December 27, 1999, the U.S. settled the lawsuit for $152,000, inclusive of attorney fees which were capped at 25% of the settlement. See: Crosser v. United States, U.S.D.C. S.D. Cal., Case No. 3:98-cv-00492-BTM-POR.

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Crosser v. United States