Friday, March 14, 2008

Health Care: Denying detainee medical treatment 'beyond cruel,' family can sue government

Judge: Denying detainee medical treatment 'beyond cruel,' family can sue government
The Associated Press
March 13, 2008

LOS ANGELES: The family of a now-deceased illegal immigrant who said he was denied medical care for cancer can sue the federal government for damages, a federal judge ruled, calling the allegations "beyond cruel and unusual" punishment.

Francisco Castaneda, a Salvadoran immigrant, was denied a biopsy for a painful lesion for 11 months, despite the recommendation of several doctors, according to government records cited by a judge.

He was later diagnosed with cancer and died Feb. 26 at age 36.


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International Herald Tribune

1 comment:

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