Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim

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Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim
By Tom Llamas, Brian Epstein, Lauren Pearle and John Carlos Frey

"Medical records obtained by ABC News amid an ongoing investigation of health care practices in immigration detention centers in partnership with the nonprofit criminal justice watchdog The Marshall Project show there was no indication Mariee was sick when she entered the facility, but she soon developed a respiratory infection that Yazmin says was inadequately treated for nearly two weeks."
"On Nov. 27, lawyers for Yazmin filed an administrative wrongful death claim seeking $60 million from the federal government. In a letter accompanying the claim, attorney R. Stanton Jones asserted "Mariee died because the medical care she received at the Dilley detention facility was woefully inadequate, neglectful, and substandard."
"But critics say Mariee's case is not an isolated one. Human Rights Watch, the prominent international research and advocacy organization, obtained medical records for 52 ICE detainees who've died since 2010, and their experts concluded that almost half of those death were linked to substandard healthcare."
"Dr. Mark Stern, a former healthcare consultant for the Department of Homeland Security who once investigated allegations of insufficient or poor healthcare at ICE facilities, said those records show people are "needlessly dying" in a "broken system."









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It is sad as well as disgusting how immigrants are being simply discarded without adequate medical care, especially the children who are innocents. In this case the little girl was not even sick to begin with but ended up dead. What Dr. Stern, for one, has said about the operation of that place will surely weigh plenty in Yazmin's lawsuit which should result in helping her case as he is in the know about the matter. May the Mother receive justice and full compensation for her pain and suffering in losing her child at those detention centers.
 
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Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim
By Tom Llamas, Brian Epstein, Lauren Pearle and John Carlos Frey















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It is sad as well as disgusting how immigrants are being simply discarded without adequate medical care, especially the children who are innocents. In this case the little girl was not even sick to begin with but ended up dead. What Dr. Stern, for one, has said about the operation of that place will surely weigh plenty in Yazmin's lawsuit which should result in helping her case as he is in the know about the matter. May the Mother receive justice and full compensation for her pain and suffering in losing her child at those detention centers.
Right, the negligent mother dragging her kid 2000 miles across Mexico had nothing to do with her daughter's death.

It's kinda like the family of a guy run over by a train as he slept on the track suing the rail road for negligence.
 

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