Friday, June 6, 2008

Denver Hospital Pays Multimillion-Dollar Settlement in Inmate Death

After 24-year-old Denver resident Emily Rice was involved in a car accident, she was apprehended for unresolved traffic warrants by the police who responded at the scene. In police custody, Rice was taken to the Denver Health Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. Hospital staff believed the extent of her injuries was limited to superficial contusions, for which she was prescribed ibuprofen. The next day, Rice died in police custody of multiple internal injuries, including a lacerated liver and spleen. Although the exact amount of the settlement was not disclosed, hospital representatives confirmed that several million dollars would be paid to the deceased’s surviving family members.

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