- Associated Press - Saturday, September 23, 2017

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado officials have agreed to pay $171,000 to settle a lawsuit brought over the death of an inmate who alleged prison medical workers denied him treatment.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (https://bit.ly/2hqq0U0 ) that the settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed in the death of Dennis Choquette.

Choquette died in November after being in prison in Las Animas and Canon City since 2014.

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The lawsuit filed by his estate alleged staff at the prisons disregarded his requests for treatment of a serious foot disease. The suit also says he was denied a cane and wheelchair.

A settlement document obtained by the Chieftain says the Colorado Department of Corrections and Choquette’s estate agreed to end the case to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, https://www.chieftain.com

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