Doctor Settles Civil Rights Lawsuit in Montana

Missoula County agreed to pay a doctor $5,000 to settle his civil rights complaint after he was refused medical treatment while in jail for obstructing his efforts to provide care to a suicidal woman. After the doctor was arrested for ignoring police commands to withdraw while attempting to aid an armed suicidal woman (which sounds completely insane to me), he experienced chest pains and requested an EKG because of his history of heart problems. As part of the settlement with Missoula County, the municipality will also review the doctor’s concerns regarding policies for medical treatment for inmates.

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