City Settles Wrongful Death Case

The City of Chicago just approved the settlement of a wrongful death case for $1.3 million.  According to the allegations of the lawsuit, the Chicago police failed to get an inmate immediate medical help after he swallowed drugs.  In July, 2010, John Coleman, Jr. was allegedly taking part in a drug sale.  Once the police saw him, he ran, and the police gave chase.  Coleman struggled with the officers who then subdued him and placed him in a vehicle.  Coleman was in distress, but the officers failed to seek medical attention.  According to a city attorney, jury verdicts of up to $5 million have been awarded in similar cases of denial of medical care.  The Hollander Law Offices recently settled a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit involving a jail suicide case against jail personnel and Shelby County.
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