Utah prison settles suit after inmate missed dialysis, died

FILE - This image provided by the Utah Department of Corrections shows inmate Ramon C. Estrada. Utah prison officials have fired two workers and disciplined three others after investigating the death of Estrada, an inmate who went without dialysis for days when providers failed to show up for treatment. The Utah State Prison has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit in the case, court documents filed Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 show. The family of inmate Ramon C. Estrada, 62, is still suing the provider, a University of Utah clinic. He died of an apparent heart attack related to kidney failure on April 5, after dialysis technicians switched shifts and nobody came for his appointment. (Utah Department of Corrections via AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Prison settled a wrongful-death lawsuit in the case of an inmate who died after a dialysis provider didn’t show up to give him treatment for two days, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

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