Wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of inmate who died in jail of bleeding ulcer

The mother of Lynn Dale Iszley, 48, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against King County, Dr. Anthony Rains, a Jail Health Services physician, and two nurses, Flora Cruz and Eric Shirley, for not diagnosing her son’s bleeding ulcer which resulted in his death.

Iszley was jailed in July of 2007 for drug possession. Iszley complained of illness but the medical staff at the King County Jail believed he was ill because of drug withdrawal. Over a period of four days, Iszley’s condition worsened at the jail and he was not taken to Harborview Medical Center where his life would have been saved. Instead, he died in the jail infirmary with a raging infection due to the ulcer.

An investigation into Iszley’s death found that Iszley died in agony because of the medical misdiagnosis.

Washington State’s wrongful death statute allows the family of a person, who died due to a person or entity’s negligent act or wrong doing, to recover damages on behalf of their deceased loved one through a civil action.

Wrongful death lawsuits can arise due to motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, unreasonably dangerous products, construction accidents, criminal attacks and supervised activities like school sports.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury attorney firm with more than 30 years experience in representing families in their wrongful death cases.

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Source: The Seattle Times Inmate’s mother sues King County, medical staff over son’s death
Reported by Mike Carter